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Foundation gives students school items

Kenyan Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) students from Abothuguchi ward in Meru County have received leather shoes as they prepare for secondary school.

The learners also received other basic school items courtesy of the Patrick Muthuri Foundation, run by Mr. Patrick Muthuri, who is also the ward representative in the County Assembly of Meru.

 Mr. Muthuri initiated the distribution of locally-made leather shoes and other items to beneficiaries, addressing the discomfort experienced by learners using plastic-based shoes during hot seasons.

“When President Willam Ruto started addressing issues regarding education, he found it best for the students joining Form One to wear leather shoes rather than the plastic shoes they usually wear.” He stressed.

The foundation, which has been supporting students from Abothuguchi West by providing necessary school items, has donated school shoes and shoe polish to all Abogeta West secondary school students. He said the initiative was aimed at ensuring that there is a 100 per cent transition from primary to secondary schools’ education, thereby enhancing literacy levels in the area.

He supported the President’s initiative to use local shoe manufacturers to ensure that all students entering secondary school have genuine leather shoes, adding that this will play a key role in promoting the local economy in the country.

Muthuri announced that the foundation will award scholarships to every student who passes the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exams, aiming to boost the spirit of cooperation and improve academic performance.

He called on the parents to support their children by ensuring that they follow up on their performances and conduct in their specific schools and that they instill discipline in them while in and out of school.

By Dickson Mwiti

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