Local non-bank finance solutions firm, Sanlam Kenya, has committed to improving facilities in three schools located in Kitui and Nyeri counties to boost learning outcomes for over 700 students.
Kalatine Primary School and Kakululo Secondary School in Mwingi, Kitui County and Birisha Primary School in Mweiga, Nyeri County, will receive Sh21.1 million in infrastructure support under the Sanlam Kenya Schools Project in partnership with World Vision Kenya, which will be the implementing partner for the project.
Speaking at the partnership’s launch, Sanlam Kenya Group CEO Dr Nyamemba Tumbo affirmed company’s commitment to improving access to quality education for Kenyan students.
“We will work in partnership with the Ministry of Education and learning institutions to play our role in facilitating a conducive learning environment for schools in need, leading to the better academic performance of the learners,” said Mr Tumbo.
Under the project, Kalatine primary school will receive a new classroom and renovation of existing ones, Kakululo Secondary School will receive a new girls’ dormitory, and Birisha Primary School will receive a new classroom.
The project compliments the company’s existing support to the education sector through its policies that provide short- and long-term options for all household wallets. This is in line with its commitment to positively impacting society, and driven by the belief that education can create greater equality in the country.