Bomet Girl Who Inspired Kenyans On Tree-Planting Day Gets Fully-Paid Scholarship In Private School

Bomet Girl Who Inspired Kenyans On Tree-Planting Day Gets Fully-Paid Scholarship In Private School

  • Kenyans were moved by the photos of Tabitha Cherotich who passionately planted trees alongside adults on May 10, in recognition of the people who had lost their lives due to floods
  • The girl, who comes from Bomet County, lives with her grandmother and little brother because her mum went to hustle in Narok
  • Teacher Daniel Mutai told that Tabitha got the scholarship from Zasa Academy, a private school, and she still needs money to buy some personal items

Tabitha Cherotich, the young girl who impressed many people on tree planting day declared by President William Ruto, has been awarded a fully paid scholarship in a private school.

Tabitha Cherotish when she reported to her current school and next frame shows her on the day she planted trees.
Tabitha Cherotich in school uniform of her current school (l), on the day she famously planted trees (r). Photos: Daniel Mutai.
Source: UGC

According to Bomet teacher, Daniel Mutai, Tabitha will now transfer to Zasa Academy, where she will study up to Grade 9.

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"The remaining part is now boarding personal items. Thanks Zasa Academy, Congratulations Tabitha," Mutai told in an interview.

In a Facebook post, Mutai shared that Litein Drapers and Uniform shop had offered the girl school uniforms for her new school.

This comes a day after another well-wisher had already bought her uniforms for her current school.

Kenyans impressed by Bomet girl

Wilson Koech:

"I am lost for words. Thank you so much, Kipngeno Langat Wilbert, for your sponsorship.Daniel Kiprono Mutai, thank you so much for bringing the young soul to the public. For all who were touched by the young girl and wish or contributed something in one way or another,may you all be blessed abundantly."

Ronno Caleb Kicaro:

"Thank you sir for the good work, be bless abundantly!"

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Eddie Jack Ngugi:

"When it's your time, even the basket will hold water for you."

John Bargesa Koech:

"Good work sir, is there Professor Wangare Mathai Foundation or something similar to that to take over this young soul?"

Ghanaian student sets new Guinness World Record for hugging trees

Meanwhile, reported that a young Ghanaian man, Abubakar Tahiru, has become a world record holder after his record attempt was deemed successful by the Guinness World Records.

Abubakar Tahiru has now set a new record for the most trees hugged by an individual in one hour.

Many people who thronged the comment section of the post congratulated him on his amazing feat

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