The Kivumbini University and College Students Association (KUCSA) has finally been launched. The association was launched this Saturday at a colourful ceremony held at St. Theresa Primary school in Kivumbini Ward, Nakuru East Constituency.
KUCSA brings together college and university students from Kivumbini ward. The association is meant to give the students a single voice as they seek to achieve their goals and support each other.
“A lot of college and university students from Kivumbini have been going through a lot of challenges in the quest for education. Most of us come from very poor families and raising even the campus upkeep money, leave alone the fees, is a huge challenge,” said the chairman and co-founder of the association in his remarks.
The chairman revealed that had it not been for a well-wisher who paid his tuition through secondary school, he would not have made it to campus.
“I am forever grateful to one of my teachers who paid my tuition fee when I was almost giving up,” he revealed.
The launch was attended by among many others, the Nakuru County bursary committee board chairman, Charles Maisiba, area MCA Wilbur Onyango, Flamingo ward MCA Eddy Kiragu, Biashara Ward MCA Peter Njoroge (Wanyaguthie), Lake View ward MCA Peter Karanja and two area assistant chiefs. Nakuru County Senator, Susan Kihika was the guest of honour.
As a way of helping members make money, KUCSA in conjuction with MCA Wilbur Onyango will be setting up computers at St. Theresa primary where members will be doing online jobs to raise an income.
KUCSA first agenda is to raise money for three of its members who are in dire need in college fees. One of the members who is a student at Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology (RVIST) requires a total of Kshs. 82,000. Another who is an orphan was admitted to Lakipia University but could not join due to lack of fees.
In his address, county bursary chairman Charles Maisiba promised to assist the three asking them to visit his office on Tuesday. Senator Susan Kihika also said she would be meeting the KUCSA members in her office soon to discuss the way forward.