Fred Muireri is a 22 year old young man, who is currently on an internship programme at the Co-operative Bank of Kenya. He was raised by a single mother who struggled to make ends meet. Fred encountered a stranger who got him enrolled in a private community school which unfortunately closed down due to funding reasons. It was through the intervention of the local education officer and a well-wisher that Fred sat for his Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE).
With luck still on his side, he was among the 60 students from his region chosen to be sponsored by the Co-operative Bank Foundation. This was a dream come true for Fred, who happened to be the only one out of his other siblings to have gone beyond Standard Eight. The Foundation catered for his school fees throughout the four years that he was at Nkubu High School, where he sat for his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) in 2013 and scored an A-.
Posting good results saw him secure another scholarship from the foundation to be sponsored for his university education at Dedan Kimathi University where he completed a BSc Course in Actuarial Science.
Fred feels indebted to the community and would not want to take the foundation’s support for granted. His wish is to contribute towards ensuring that children in similar situations have access to education, just as he did.