For Hon. Ekwee Ethuro, higher education has been a game changer in many respects and now as the Chairman of the HELB Board of Directors, his prayer is that no student should miss out on higher education.
I was probably the fourth graduate from my own community and at the time, we played a big role in giving hope to the other generations. I can also bear witness that without the kind of financial support, I received from HELB, I would not have accessed a university education. You can multiply that by thousands of Kenyans coming from the marginal fringes of our society. Even the average working Kenyan cannot be able to afford it, you know our family sizes are also large.
Because of that higher education, I was able to have a real impact in all the sectors I have worked for. I think what is in the public domain is Parliament, from the tenth Parliament to when I scaled the heights. The ultimate goal of any parliamentarian is to be the Speaker, to be the Leader of the House. So, I feel accomplished.
When I reflect on my journey, I am inspired to support Kenyan Youths seeking financing for their own higher education journey. The funding challenges are a big worry for us at the board because we should be able to develop our youth and give them hope.