Airtel Kenya has today extended its community sustainability program to Kajiado with the launch of several initiatives at Kipeto Primary School.
Through the rehabilitation of a borehole, the company has commissioned a water project which is expected to provide clean water to the school with an aim of enhancing the living standards for the students with improved hygiene and health in pursuit of academic excellence. The project is also expected to enhance the wellbeing of the people from the neighbouring community who are going to benefit from the water project.
The company has also facilitated the connection of the school to electricity, a gesture that is expected to bring a new learning and teaching experience to the students and teachers of the school. The school has also received 2 energy saving cooking stoves that will help the school to efficiently prepare food for over 500 students in the school.
The event was graced by Kajiado County Governor Dr. David Ole Nkedianye and Airtel leadership led by Airtel Kenya chairman Board of Directors Dr. Titus Naikuni and Airtel Kenya CEO Adil El Youssefi. Also in attendance were Airtel directors, members of staff, parents and people from the neighboring community.
Through its partner Medanta Africare, Airtel also hosted a free medical clinic at the school where hundreds of pupils, teachers and people from the communities benefitted from the exercise. The check-up exercise will include BMI test, Blood pressure, Sugar check test, Nutrition consult, Optical and Dental.
Speaking at the event, Kajiado County Governor Dr. David Ole Nkedianye acknowledged Airtel’s commitment to the development of education in the county and across the country. Dr. Nkedianye lauded Airtel for the effort that its put for the last 5 years in support of Kipeto Primary School. The Governor welcomed Airtel to further expand its business investment in the County, assured of a conducive business environment that will allow the company to continue providing people of Kajiado with superior products and services.
Speaking at the school, Airtel Kenya CEO Adil El Youssefi noted that the company identifies education as a very important component in the realization of personal dreams and aspirations of the youth and community development.
“It’s often said that education is the key to individual, community and indeed the national wellbeing of any given country. It is in the same spirit that Airtel continues to support education sector in the country not only through such initiatives but also through our community flagship project- internet for schools that continues to give students free access to educational materials online helping them to realize the goal,” said Adil.
Kipeto Primary School headmaster Joseph Matura expressed great appreciation for the support the school has been receiving from Airtel Kenya and urged other corporate organisations to take a cue from the company and join in the development of education standard in the country as well as that of the environment where they operate.
Airtel continues to invest in the development of education in the country through the provision of free access to the internet for students and living the Airtel spirit in the community. Through the Internet for Schools project, the company has so far connected over 140 schools and institution across the country to the internet for free, benefiting over 300,000 students.