Kingston College in Jamaica has offered Sixteen-year-old Ethan Githinji Gioko a full four-year education scholarship.
Gioko managed to get the scholarship through the assistance of his athletics coach, Charles Kamau, who has been mentoring him in athletics after excelling in various athletics events and long-distance races.
According to a letter from the College’s Principal, Dave Myrie, the scholarship will facilitate his academic and athletic development, including school fees/tuition, textbooks, medical monitoring, input and oversight, boarding, and meals.
The coach termed Gioko, who attended form one at Mbuyu Secondary School in Nyandarua, a lucky boy and prays that the scholarship will enhance his academic and sports skills. Gioko, who departed to Jamaica over the weekend, is the third born of seven children.
In a press statement to a local daily, Sue Omanga, the Honorary Consul for Jamaica in Kenya, said the Kingston College program began on September 7, 2020, but due to Covid-19 conditions, Gioko and two other boys selected for the program were unable to process visas to Jamaica but attended other courses online.
She, however, noted that due to various personal circumstances, the other two boys dropped off from the program.
Lauding Kingston College for offering the scholarship, Omanga said, “This is a true testimony of the growing relations between Kenya and Jamaica, and I hope to see more interactions on the trade, cultural and sports front.”
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