Safaricom avails funds for Kenyan education, health

October 16, 2017 7:15 am1 comment

Safaricom avails fundsFrom MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya
NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – VARIOUS Kenyan schools and health centres in the Rift Valley region are the beneficiaries of different facilities valued at over Ksh28 million (US$271 000) courtesy of the Safaricom Foundation.
Thousands of people including over 1 600 pupils from different schools are beneficiaries.
Two medical facilities and seven schools benefitted.
Among recipients are the Samburu Girls Foundation, which rescues girls from oppressive traditional practices like early marriages and Female Genital Mutilation.
Joseph Ogutu, Chairman, Safaricom Foundation, said health and education remained key areas of focus as a foundation.
By focusing on these two sectors, Safaricom Foundation will ensure it positively impacted the lives of Kenyans especially those in marginalized regions through increasing access to equitable and innovative educational opportunities and improving the health status of locals.
“This, we will do in the spirit of Twaweza as we believe that great things happen when we come together,” Ogutu said.
The foundation has invested over Ksh500 million towards improved infrastructural and sanitation facilities reaching over 1,2 million learners and vocational training institutions across the country.
An equivalent amount has been injected towards the improvement of health for Kenyans.
 CAJ News


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