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School benefits from Sh 35m M-PESA Foundation Infrastructure improvement

School benefits from Sh 35m M-PESA Foundation Infrastructure improvement


Wednesday, March 27, 2024,

KNA by Calvin Otieno

Kametho Primary and Junior Secondary School in Siaya County have gotten a chance to better their learning environment courtesy of M-PESA Foundation’s Infrastructure Improvement Project which is set to renovate and construct new facilities to improve the school at a cost of Sh 35 million.

The ground breaking event for the school Infrastructure Improvement Project was graced by ICT and the Digital Economy CS Eliud Owalo as the chief guest, M-pesa Foundation Trustee John Ohaga among others.While speaking at the event ICT CS Eliud Owalo pledged that once the ICT laboratories at the school are completed, his Ministry will provide computers and internet connectivity at the school to enable learners fully and effectively make use of the laboratories.

“I want to appeal to the community to ensure that we have adequate students in the school and also the students to enhance their performance so that we can reciprocate this good gesture by way of good performance,” said Owalo.

The Foundation’s Trustee John Ohaga pledged that the Infrastructure Improvement Project will help renovate six classrooms, from Grade 1 to Grade 6, construct three classrooms for Junior Secondary and an Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) Centre.

“Further, the learners will benefit from a new ICT laboratory as well as a science laboratory.

The M-PESA Foundation will also construct ablution blocks for both learners and staff as well as set up a water supply for sanitation at the school, while a new kitchen will also be constructed for the school,” said Ohaga.

M-PESA Foundation’s education Programmes have benefitted over 1.3 million learners in all 47 counties since its inception in 2010, mainly through initiatives such as the M-PESA Foundation Academy, which enrolls disadvantaged children, the Keeping Girls in School programme that has ensured over 800,000 girls have access to sanitary towels and infrastructure support to schools.

According to Ohaga, in the next three years, three million learners are expected to benefit from M-PESA Foundation initiatives, including a scholarship programme for senior school students and a comprehensive technical and vocational education and training (TVET) programme that will contribute to improving employability among the youth.

“At M-PESA Foundation, we believe in investing in our communities, and we have worked with various partners to impact millions of Kenyans lives 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 Mr Ohaga.

Courtesy; KNA

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