Safaricom donates 20.5 million to improve education sector in western Kenya

Safaricom donates 20.5 million to improve education sector in western Kenya

Thirteen schools in the Western and Nyanza regions are the latest beneficiaries of various facilities worth 20.5 million shillings from Safaricom Foundation.

The schools have benefited from new classrooms, dormitories, furniture, laboratories among other facilities in a bid to boost the education sector in the region.

The schools are from Siaya, Homabay, Kakamega, Kisii, Nyamira, Busia and Vihiga Counties.

According to Safaricom Foundation Chair Joseph Ogutu, the provision of quality education is paramount in achieving the sustainable development goals and eradicating poverty.

Among the schools that benefited was St Paul Ligisa Secondary School in Homabay County that received a dining hall valued at Ksh 3.3 million. Apokor Special School in Nambale, Busia County received a 50 bed capacity dormitory worth Ksh 3.9 million while Mahola Secondary School got an ICT laboratory.

Other schools that received support are Shikomoli Primary School that now has a new ablution block valued at Ksh 1 million, Oridi Girls Secondary School and Ogada Primary School that received furnished classrooms worth Ksh 1 million each.

Over the last ten years, Safaricom Foundation has invested close to 300 million shillings in various community projects across these two regions aimed at transforming the lives of the local communities.