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Kericho, Bomet benefit from Sh20 million education projects

Five secondary schools in Kericho and Bomet Counties have benefitted from projects worth Sh20 million in line with the government’s Infrastructure Expansion Programme.

According to Chairman of the Trust Rt. Rev. Col (Rtd) Alfred K. Rotich, the projects funded include two classrooms at Motero Secondary School, laboratories at Sondu, Masindoni and Sosiot Girls’ Secondary Schools in Kericho County as well as a library at Kamureito Secondary School Bomet County.

The Finlays Community Trust has over the past two months boosted the government’s efforts of expanding classrooms, libraries and laboratories in the beneficiary schools.

Speaking during the commissioning of the projects, Rev. Rotich lauded the government and the Finlay’s Community Trust for improving education in Kenya by creating a conducive environment for students.

“The Trust has focused on availing resources to students in order to provide access to learning materials. Just like the government, we as a Trust also understand the importance of investing in our children’s education both through infrastructure and facilitation of scholarships,” he said.

Rev. Rotich stressed that the infrastructure projects are part of the Trust’s long-term commitment to partner with local communities to nurture sustainable growth in both counties.

Additionally, the head of the Community Trust Secretariat Mr. Sammy Kirui expressed his optimism that future generations will be secured through education, adding that since 2010, the Trust has invested over Sh220 million on infrastructure to support the development and improve lives of students.

“In addition to the infrastructure projects, the Community Trust recently awarded secondary school, undergraduate, and post graduate scholarships to bright and needy students from Bomet and Kericho counties worth over Sh37 million for the entire duration of the scholarships,” said Kirui.

The Finlays Community Trust is an independent charity Funded by James Finlay Kenya that empowers communities and nurtures sustainable growth aimed at delivering maximum social, environmental and economic benefits by taking a collaborative approach and appointing trustees who represent local communities.

By Kibe Mburu

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