A second student from Terik in Nandi county has won the University of Manitoba Mentorship Leadership Excellence in sports (MILES) scholarship.
This scholarship is an initiative of the President and Vice Chancellor of University of Manitoba, Canada Prof. David Barnard and a Canadian non-profit organization- Canada Swahili Institute Inc. It is the outcome of a collaboration between TEPAD and University of Manitoba, on the use of sports for community development. Ms. Faith Jelagat Seroney (pictured above) emerged the top candidate among a field of 28 candidates for applied for the scholarship. Faith, a Bachelor of Education graduate from Kabarak University met all the qualifications required for the scholarship recipient. She demonstrated strong community involvement and leadership throughout her undergraduate years at Kabarak.
After getting her degree, Faith worked as a History and Business Studies Instructor at Kabolebo High School. She also volunteered as a researcher and trainer at AIC Diguna Mission Center, where she worked on developing environmentally friendly sanitation products. She also volunteered at her church as the youth secretary and well as a record keeper at Meteitei Sub-County Hospital.
Faith will be attending the University of Manitoba from 2018 and is expected to graduate in 2022. She is currently enrolled in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management where the scholarship is tenable. Faith will be returning every summer (June to August) to work with the community and maintain her links when she returns after completing her degree. Upon the completion of her degree, Faith is expected to return back home to Kenya and with the Nandi County Government to develop and manage all sporting activities among all youth in Terik Ward.
Faith has already settled in Winnipeg, Manitoba and has started her university classes.