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Mpesa Foundation to spend Sh35 m on school construction

Mpesa Foundation to spend Sh35 m on school construction


Wednesday, March 27, 2024

KNA by Brian Ondeng

Mpesa Foundation is set to undertake the refurbishment and construction of additional classrooms at Kametho primary and junior secondary school in Rarieda Sub County at a cost of Sh35 million.

Through its Citizens of the future programme, the foundation will renovate six classrooms, construct three classrooms for junior secondary and refurbish the Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) center at the school.

The programme will also see the institution benefit from new ICT and science laboratories in addition to a new school kitchen as well as abolition blocks and connectivity to water supply to improve sanitation.

Speaking during the ground breaking ceremony at the school Mpesa Foundation Trustee Peter Ohaga said the Citizens of the future programme, which was rolled out last year, targets to impact at least 3 million learners through such initiatives by the year 2026.

The Mpesa Foundation Trustee disclosed that the initiative was aimed at expanding opportunities in education across the country.

“At Mpesa Foundation we believe in investing in our communities, and we have worked with various partners to impact millions of Kenyans across the country. To expand opportunities in education, our Citizens of the future programme will continue supporting schools across the country with infrastructure, focusing on the neediest cases” said Ohaga.

He further revealed that three million learners were expected to benefit from Mpesa Foundation initiatives like scholarships and comprehensive Technical and Vocational Education and training to improve employability among the youth in the next three years.

Ohaga disclosed that other schools in the region which have so far benefited from the programme included Kanyamfwa primary school in Homabay, Naitiri S.A and Naitiri R.C primary schools in Bungoma county as well as Gaimoi primary school in Vihiga.

He said that investments in these institutions have benefited over a thousand students and teachers and created opportunities for hundreds of residents around the schools.

The ground breaking ceremony was graced by ICT and Digital Economy Cabinet Secretary Mr. Eliud Owalo who said that all schools which would be renovated under the Citizens of the future programme would be installed with ICT equipment to expose learners to digital possibilities and also boost integrated learning.

Courtesy; KNA

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