Guided by the policy of “Elimu Kwanza, Education First” over 5,000 Kibra residents and 89 scholars benefited from bursary cheques worth 25 million this year. This means that majority of households that were not able to take their children to school due to fee problem we significantly assisted to address their needs.
In Kibra we believe that education is the greatest equalizer in the world. Providing quality education to children translates to a new lifestyle and a better future of intellectually vibrant, socially responsible and economically strong individuals. Highly educated individuals are normally emotionally intelligent as they can accommodate practical criticism without becoming personal. Educated individuals also contribute to rapid economic growth due to their along term acquired skills necessary in the job market.
Kibra Constituency has faced a shortage of secondary schools to serve our population of approximately 400,000 people. The Constituency had only Moi Girls High School, Upper Hill Boys School, Olympic High School and Rail Educational Centre. With our policy commitment of # Education First # Elimu Kwanza, Kibra CDF has invested in the construction of Shadrack Kimale Secondary and Mbagathi High School.
Kibra Member of Parliament Hon. Kenneth Okoth, today launched ICT programme in 9 public primary schools and 5 secondary schools in Kibra Constituency. The programme is informed by the need to promote information and communication technology among children of school going age and The Kenya Vision 2030. We are living in a global village where ICT has become an integral part of development. This therefore calls for a people who are ready to embrace change and technologically compliant. Embracing ICT skills at a young age will help the students improve on their communication skills, writing skills, editing skills, critical thinking skills, and improve their innovation and creativity skills. The students will be in touch with global trends thus becoming relevant and competitive in the job market.
We believe that this initiative will act as a bench mark on how the computer for schools programme should be implemented in Kenya. Through this programme 9 public primary schools received 15 computers, screen projector and a laser jet printer, while 5 secondary schools in Kibra received 10 computers, screen projector and a laser jet printer. Some of the schools that benefited from this initiative were:
- Shadrack Kimalel Primary School
- Olympic Primary School.
- Ayany Primary School.
- Kibera Primary School
- Raila Educational Centre.
- Jamhuri Primary School.
- Toi Primary School.
- Joseph Kangethe Primary School.
- Mbagathi Primary School.
Secondary Schools are:
- Moi Girls High School.
- Upperhill High School.
- Raila Educational Centre.
- Olympic High School.
- Shadrack Kimalel Secondary School
Elimu Kwanza, Education First- Kibra Hapa Kazi Tu.