The government of Korea has donated 10,000 facemasks to the Kenyan government to aid in combating the Covid-19 pandemic in schools.
Speaking while handing over the donation to the Principal Secretary, State Department for Implementation of Curriculum Reforms, Ministry of Education Prof. Fatuma Chege at Jogoo House today, the Korean Ambassador to Kenya Amb. Yeonghan Choi said that the donations were made in celebration of Korea national day which cannot be celebrated physically due to Covid-19.
“This masks are an equivalent to the N-95 masks and are of good quality,” said Choi, adding that a similar donation was made to the Kenyan government the same day in the previous year.
He stated that such donations and gestures will help promote and cement good relations between the two governments.
In her remarks, the Principal Secretary Chege, said the donation of masks to schools is in line with the nation’s investments in its children.
“The biggest investment a government can make in its children is through education, health and the well-being of the children,” said Chege.
She added that the masks will go a long way in helping Kenya arrive at a zero per cent prevalence rate due the practice of preventive measures against Covid.
“I thank the Korean government for this kind gesture, as we continue to strengthen our bilateral relations,” said Chege.
By Njeri Kariuki and Oscar Oduor