As a community elder and a former teacher, I would compare a person from Taita getting access to higher education until completion, to the way trees need water to grow. If one person from that poor family who is qualified to join a tertiary college or university gets that chance and comes out qualified, he will uplift the standard of living of that family. If they were living in a hut, they will build a better house; if they did not have access to tapped water they can put tapped water and the other siblings can also go to school. That is the far-reaching impact higher education funding can have. For many residents in this county, this fund is a game changer and only respite out of a cycle of penury.