In 2011, the Equity Group Foundation launched the Wings To Fly program with the generous support of The MasterCard Foundation with the aim of granting over 10,000 comprehensive secondary school scholarships and leadership training to academically gifted yet economically and socially marginalized young Kenyans.
The program defines social and economic vulnerability to include students who have lost of one or both parents, students whose parents are living with HIV or chronic illnesses and who are unable to educate their children, and families affected by disaster such as famine.
The 2019 cohort brings to 16,168 the number of beneficiaries since the launch of the programme in 2010. Some 1000 beneficiaries of the Wings to Fly scholarship programme were commissioned to begin studies in various secondary schools across the country. The ceremony officiated by the Education Cabinet Secretary Dr. Amb. Amina Mohammed
Zuri Events has been organizing Wing to Fly for the past 6 years. We have provided services such as concept development, venue liaison, branding, events production: audio visual, lighting and décor and guest management.
The program gives hope to bright, deserving children by giving them the opportunity to obtain an education and resultant benefits including better educational outcomes, improved chances of success in life, increased gender equality in secondary education, new opportunities for students from rural areas to access education and greater social integration among students
The program's curriculum places an emphasis on skills development and networks to help students succeed in secondary school and beyond.