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Safaricom Foundation Donates Infrastructure Worth KES 21 Million to Turkana Schools

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From left, class 8 students Rebecca Nakusi, Faith Aoroo and Deborah Lodan during the handover of desks worth KES 100,000 at Katilu mixed Primary School courtesy of the Safaricom Foundation’s Ndoto Zetu initiative. Photo Courtesy

Safaricom Foundation Donates Infrastructure Worth KES 21 Million to Turkana Schools

The school support is in line with Safaricom Foundation’s strategy which focuses on education, health and economic empowerment

Over 1,000 learners in Turkana County have benefitted from classrooms, books, desks and chairs donated by Safaricom Foundation.

Katilu mixed Primary School courtesy of the Safaricom Foundation’s Ndoto Zetu initiative. Photo Courtesy

Among the schools are Katiko Primary School which got 5 new classrooms and Jeriman Lokitaung which received 2 classrooms. Nariding Nursery School and Katongun Mission Station each had one classroom constructed and furnished.

Lolobo, Lokutumo and Loreamatet Primary Schools each had one classroom constructed and furnished under the Accelerated Learning Programme (ALP), a literacy and numeracy programme being implemented by Safaricom Foundation and Zizi Afrique Foundation. Nakiria Primary School also had a library constructed under the ALP Programme.

Turkana Integrated Primary School cook, Alfred Esinyeni using a modern stove during the handing over a constructed and equipped dining hall and kitchen worth KES 750,000 courtesy of Safaricom Foundation. Photo Courtesy

“Safaricom Foundation intervened in these schools to support pupils access a conducive environment for learning as most were learning under trees and makeshift structures. We are also looking to improve the literacy levels of children in this county through the Accelerated Learning Programme we are implementing with Zizi Afrique Foundation. We believe that education is one of the ways to transform lives, “said Joe Ogutu, Chairman, Safaricom Foundation.

Learners in Katilu Mixed Primary School also received desks and chairs, while visually impaired students in Katilu Integrated Primary School benefitted from furnishing works. Kilokony Eboyor, a local community organization, was equipped with more than 500 books for learners they support.

The total investment in the school projects was KES 21 million.

Felicity Gitonga

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