Changing education landscape in Western Kenya

In an effort to enhance educational infrastructure, the M-PESA Foundation, under its Citizen of the Future programme, has handed over newly constructed schools in Bungoma, Vihiga, and Kakamega counties.

At the event held at Naitiri S.A. Primary School in Bungoma County, Michael Joseph, a Trustee of the M-PESA Foundation, highlighted the foundation’s commitment to supporting education across all 47 counties.

The focus, he said, is on providing infrastructure support to improve education outcomes and accessibility, especially for children from underprivileged backgrounds, including those with disabilities.

The foundation carried out transformative Initiatives at four schools, including Naitiri S.A. Primary School (Bungoma County) where the leaners benefited from the construction and furnishing of eight classrooms and an ECDE centre.

The school also saw the set up of an ablution blocks for both learners and staff. Additionally, the foundation constructed and furnished an administration block, a kitchen, and a water harvesting system.

In neighbouring Naitiri RC Primary School (Bungoma County), the foundation renovated and furnished six classrooms. It also constructed ablution blocks for both boys and girls and installed water tanks and proved furniture, too.

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Borehole drilling

At Gamoi Primary School (Vihiga County), the Foundation has renovated 20 classrooms, and constructed and furnished a kitchen and ablution blocks for both boys and girls.

Furthermore, the learners in this school will benefit from a newly installed water harvesting system.

In Kakamega County, Shitirira Primary School was a beneficiary of the Foundation’s programmes where the center received funding for a borehole drilling and development project.

The school also benefited from the construction of an elevated water platform, water fetching points and a water kiosk for selling water to the neighboring community.

Since 2010, M-PESA Foundation‘s education programs have positively impacted over 1.3 million learners in all 47 counties. Initiatives like the M-PESA Foundation Academy, the Keeping Girls in School program, and infrastructure support to schools have contributed to this significant milestone.

Over the next three years, the foundation aims to benefit three million learners through initiatives, including a scholarship program for senior school students and a comprehensive TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) program to enhance youth employability. The commitment reflects the foundation’s dedication to transforming lives through education.

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