Equity Bank program helps top African students achieve at Yale and Harvard

Tears of joy flowed freely when villagers from Bartolimo in Kabartonjo, Baringo County, gathered to bid farewell to one of their sons who was headed to the United States for higher education.

Another young Kenyan, Mr Daniel Nyakora, who graduated from Yale University – a top-level institution – with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics last year, works with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and is set to soon join a leading American multinational financial services corporation.

“I loved working with them and I also admired the efforts they put in developing new talent, unlike Kenya where firms hire graduates hoping to train them,” says Mr Nyakora about the global management consulting company that advises many top organisations.

The two are beneficiaries of the Equity Leadership Programme (ELP), which sponsors “A” students to top universities in the world.