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Sh 12 million Safaricom Foundation Support for Schools in Kisii and Nyamira Counties

Safaricom Foundation has supported schools in Kisii with Science Labs.
The projects worth Sh 12 Million aims at improving uptake and learning of STEM subjects.
Three science laboratories in Riokindo Girls and Boys Secondary Schools in Kisii County and
Tombe Girls High School in Nyamira were handed over on Friday afternoon.
The three science laboratories constructed and equipped were officially opened by Dr Fred
Matiang'i, Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National
“The Government is committed to ensuring that students receive much needed practical
experience while in school, especially in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and
Mathematics. We welcome the support given from the private sector to achieve this and thank
Safaricom Foundation for investing in these three schools,” said Dr Matiang’i.
The Foundation invested Sh 9.6 million in constructing and equipping the laboratories in Tombe
Girls High School and Riokindo Boys Secondary School.
An additional Sh 2.4 million was spent in renovating the laboratory at Riokindo Girls secondary
“We believe that all students have a right to quality education, which is attained by ensuring that
schools are well equipped with the necessary infrastructure to support conducive learning. That
is why we continue to invest heavily in Education," he said.
Steve Chege, Trustee, Safaricom Foundation Coordinator said the labs will enable students to
interact directly with data they come across in theory classes and get a first-hand learning
experience by performing different experiments on their own.
They will also make use of the models and understand the different scientific concepts and
theories,” said Chege.

By Frank Akunga

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