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KENYA: Safaricom to construct a secondary school in Thika

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A US$ 32m secondary school is to be developed by Safaricom, Kenya’s most profitable Telecommunications Company. This school is expected to accommodate up to 1,000 needy students in a 50-acre piece of land in Thika, Kenya. The project dubbed as M-Pesa Academy, has already commenced and is to be completed in 2016. This is an initiative of M-Pesa Foundation- a charity organisation established by Safaricom in 2010.

This report was confirmed by Safaricom’s chief executive Bob Collymore. He indicated that project will involve the construction of classrooms and accommodation blocks, alongside a conference facility and a farm. This will give students the opportunity of practising agriculture.

The initiative to construct the school is among many others established by organizations in Kenya to help in educating the disadvantaged, among them is the Equity’s Wings to Fly project, Kenya Commercial Bank’s initiative to sponsor 238 students from poor backgrounds after KCPE, and other initiatives by firms such as Co-operative Bank.

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