The Kenya Education Fund in partnership with Prudential Life Assurance Kenya has donated learning materials valued at Ksh 9.3 million to 50 schools across Kenya, to benefit 15,000 secondary school students from under-privileged families. This comes in the wake of government’s recent announcement that has delayed the re-opening of schools till January next year. The Kenya Education Fund is a non-governmental organization that gives high school scholarships to financially challenged students.
The beneficiaries will receive printed learning materials distributed through 50 schools across the country. Over 11,250 students in Form 1,2 and 3 will receive reading and revision materials while 3,750 Form 4 learners will receive revision materials to prepare for the national exams.
The two-month project will also provide sanitary wear for more than 4,000 female learners
“Education is an important investment by any community in its people and we appreciate the hardships that students have to endure daily due to the closure of schools which compromises their ability to keep up with their education especially during this time of Covid-19,” said Prudential Kenya Chief Executive Officer Mr Raxit Soni.
He added that the project is supported by Prudence Foundation, the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm.
KEF Country Director Dominic Muasya lauded Prudential saying the gesture will make a significant difference in the lives of thousands of high school students lacking access to virtual learning opportunities.
“The beneficiaries of this project hail from some of the most vulnerable communities grappling with the harsh impact of the coronavirus pandemic on social life Improving learning outcomes is crucial in ensuring that students in such places are not left behind,” stated Muasya.
Research by the NGO Usawa Agenda shows 80 percent of Kenya learners are missing out on virtual learning during this time of Covid-19 The most affected are those in poor, rural communities lacking modern infrastructure to support e-learning.
The following schools have been identified as distribution centres. Any high school student can walk into any of these schools and get a book plus sanitary towels. The students do not necessarily have to be students of that school. This activity will kick off tomorrow Wednesday 15, 2020.
|Bahari Girls’ Secondary School||Kilifi- Mombasa road in Mavueni village|
|Baragoi Boys’ High School||Baragoi|
|Baraka Oontoyie High School||Kiserian- isinya road|
|Cardinal Otunga Girls’ High School||Bungoma county, Next to Kibabii University|
|Chebara Boys’ Secondary School||Marakwet west, Elgeyo Marakwet near Chebiemit Town|
|Chebonei Girls’ High School- Tenwek||Bomet, Tenwek|
|Chuka Girls’ High School||Chuka|
|Dakabaricha High School||Marsabit|
|Kabarnet High School||Kabarnet Town|
|Kangeta Girls’ Secondary School||Igembe North Near Maua Town|
|Kanyakine High School||Nkubu|
|Kapkenda Girls’ High School||Chepkorio, Keiyo South|
|Kenyatta High School-Mwatate||Mwatate Town, Taita Taveta|
|Kereri Secondary School||Kisii town, next to Kisii High School|
|Kericho High School||Kericho Town|
|Kitui High School||Kitui|
|Kombeni Girls’ Secondary School||Rabai Town- Kilifi|
|Koru Girls’ Secondary School||Koru -Muhoroni|
|Lodwar Boys’ National School||Lodwar Town|
|Maasai Girls’ Secondary School||Narok|
|Malava Boys’ High School||Kabras Center near Malava town|
|Maralal High School||Maralal|
|Matuga Girls’ High school||Waa location, Kwale|
|Matungulu Girls’ School||Matungulu near Tala town in Kangundo|
|Miathene Boys’ Secondary School||Tigania West|
|Moi Girls’ High School Kamusinga||Kimilili|
|Ndururumo High School||Nyahururu along Nyahururu Rumuruti rd|
|Nginda Girls’ Secondary School||Maragua in Muranga county|
|Nguviu Girls’ Secondary School||Manyatta near Embu town|
|Njoro Boys’ High School||Njoro|
|Noonkopir Girls’ Secondary School||Kitengela|
|Nyandarua High School||Ol Kalou, Nyandarua County|
|Nyangori High School||Vihiga district, Kisumu Kakamega Rd near Kiboswa Market|
|Olkejuado High School||Near Kajiado Town|
|Oloitokitok Boys’ Secondary School||Kuku location, near Loitokitok Town|
|Ololulung’a Boys’ Secondary School||Ololulunga town|
|Oloolaiser High school||Near Ngong town|
|Orero Secondary School||Homabay County, Rangwe near Rangwe town|
|Our Lady of Consolata Mugoiri Girls’ High School||Kahuro Town near Murang’a County|
|Oyugi Ogango Girls’ Secondary School||Migori county, Rongo (South Kamagambo)|
|Rang’ala Girls’ Secondary School||Siaya County, Ugenya Constituency near Ugunja town|
|Red Rose Academy||Kibra, Nairobi|
|Rev. Muhoro Secondary School for the Deaf||Mukurwe-ini – Nyeri county|
|Ribe Boys’ Secondary School||Chauringo, Kaloleni|
|Sacred Heart of Jesus Minor Seminary.||Isiolo|
|St. Agnes Girls’ High School-Shibuye||Kakamega County, Shinyalu near Khayega Town|
|St. Angela’s Girls’ Secondary School||Near Kitui Town|
|St. Joseph Boys’ Kitale||Kitale along Kitale webuye rd|
|St.Theresa Secondary School- Wamba||Wamba – Samburu|
|Thika Girls’ Karibaribi Secondary School||Thika, next to M-pesa foundation academy|