The education sector in our country has always been in dire need of improvement. After all, a wholesome environment is needed for the students to be able to concentrate in their studies, get good grades, and advance in life from a good educational background.
A lot of people and companies have been kind enough over the years to pay school fees for bright underprivileged students. But what about other school infrastructure? Like desks, chairs, water storage tanks, and school uniforms?
Those too are being taken care of. For example, close to 2,000 students from the six counties of Elgeyo Marakwet, Baringo, Nandi, Kakamega, Kisii and Homabay have benefited from infrastructure support from Safaricom Foundation through the Ndoto Zetu initiative.
In Elgeyo Marakwet students from Simotwo Secondary and Kapteren Primary Schools received desks and chairs while learners from Ketigoi Mixed Secondary School and Moi Girls Kapcherop benefitted from water tanks to aid in the fight against COVID-19.
In Baringo County, underprivileged students from Maron Primary School received school uniforms while Tabagon Secondary school benefited from a water tank.
Riragi Primary School in Kisii County and Got Lwala Primary School in Homabay County benefited from water tanks while Kipchekwen Primary School in Nandi County got desks and chairs. In Kakamega County, Mapera Secondary school had a library constructed and equipped courtesy of Safaricom Foundation.
The investment in the school projects cost KES 2.2 million.
Ndoto Zetu which is part of the Foundation’s philanthropic partnerships aims to support individual Kenyans who are keen to make an impact in their communities through social investments.
Through the initiative, Safaricom Foundation asks Kenyans to share their dreams and aspirations that they hope to achieve that will have a positive impact on their communities. During the first phase of the initiative in 2019, the foundation implemented over 300 projects across 40 counties at a cost of KES 30 Million reaching more than 50,000 people.