Safaricom Fountation hands KSh 10m in facilities to schools

Hundreds of school children from three counties in ukambani have benefited from various facilities donated by Safaricom Foundation.

Kwa Nzou Primary School in Kitui received four 10,000 liter water tanks while Machakos Technical school for the blind were the beneficiaries of seven braille machines.

In Makueni, Kyamithenge Secondary received three 10,000 litre water tanks while Muambani Secondary School received a science laboratory. In addition, Kyangoma Primary School received 12 door pit latrines and a classroom through the Know and Grow Program, a partnership between the Safaricom Foundation, Coca Cola Central, East and West Africa and the Tinga Tinga Tales Foundation.

“Safaricom Foundation strongly believes that education is essential to economic development and that investing in education brings communities enormous benefits, socially, environmentally and economically” said Joe Ogutu - Safaricom Foundation Chairman.

Over the last ten years, Safaricom Foundation has invested over 100 million shillings in various transformative community projects across the three counties in the lower eastern region, focusing mostly on large water projects. In September last year the foundation invested 25 million shillings towards two water projects in Makueni set to benefit over 18,000 residents.

The Safaricom Foundation has aligned its focus areas to the Sustainable Development Goals, a universal set of goals, targets and indicators aimed at ending poverty and protecting the planet.

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