M-PESA Foundation Transforms Kenyan Schools with New Infrastructure

In a ceremony attended by President William Ruto, Safaricom’s M-Pesa Foundation unveiled improved learning environments for thousands of students in Bungoma, Vihiga, and Kakamega counties.

Through its “Citizen of the Future” program, the foundation provided much-needed infrastructure upgrades at four schools:

  • Naitiri S.A. Primary School: Eight new classrooms, an ECDE center, ablution blocks, an administration block, a kitchen, and a water harvesting system.
  • Naitiri RC Primary School: Renovated and furnished classrooms, new ablution blocks, water tanks, and furniture.
  • Gamoi Primary School: Refurbished classrooms, a new kitchen, ablution facilities, and a water harvesting system.
  • Shitirira Primary School: Borehole drilling, elevated water platform, water fetching points, and a water kiosk for the community.

“At M-Pesa Foundation, our Citizens of the Future programme seeks to support education across 47 counties by providing infrastructure support, and ultimately improve education outcomes and access to education for children from underprivileged backgrounds, including those with disabilities. We are privileged to have the support of the Head of State in our efforts to transform lives through education,” said Michael Joseph, M-PESA Foundation Trustee.

Safaricom noted that since 2010, M-Pesa Foundation’s education programs have impacted over 1.3 million learners nationwide.

“Initiatives like the M-Pesa Foundation Academy, “Keeping Girls in School,” and infrastructure support demonstrate their commitment to educational equity and opportunity,” the firm noted.

Over the next three years, the Foundation aims to reach 3 million students through scholarship programs and vocational training, preparing them for a brighter future.


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