The China Youth Development Foundation in collaboration with the Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation through “Hope Project for Africa” has constructed and face lifted classrooms of four schools whose pupils have been studying under trees, in the open or in dilapidated classrooms. This collaboration has also seen the donation of student’s desks, chairs, blackboards and staff tables where also donated. This entire project is worth five hundred thousand US Dollars.
The Directors of the Kenya Hope Schools’ Project Yan Shi toured the schools and officially handed over the furnished classrooms and staffrooms to the Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation Managing Director Thomas Kilonzi.
The handing over ceremonies was held at Kilanga and Mandongoi Primary schools in Kyuso district and Muthungue Primary school in Migwani district.
He also officially handed over four classrooms and a solar lighting system to Wangitiki Primary school in the area. Shi said the partnership with the Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation and his organization will greatly improve learning in the schools in the region.
Commenting on the project, Mr Yan Shi said that the materials which were fashioned and imported for the construction of the classrooms have a lifespan of 40 years, adding that the construction took a short time to enable the needy pupils learn in a better environment. He hoped that pupils will make good use of the donation to boost their education. Shi lauded the relationship between China and Kenya, which is for the benefit of the citizens of the two countries. Speaking during the handing over ceremony, Mr. Kilonzi said that the Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation will soon commission them. He added that the foundation is keen to increase access to education for Kenyan children by seeking to improve infrastructure and the learning environment.