Local non-bank finance solutions provider, Sanlam Kenya, has committed to improving the infrastructure facilities in three schools located in Kitui and Nyeri counties, improving the learning environment for over 700 students.
Speaking at the launch of the partnership Sanlam Kenya Group CEO Dr. Nyamemba Tumbo affirmed Sanlams commitment to improving access to quality education for Kenyan students. This project is dubbed Sanlam Kenya Schools Project” a Sanlam Groupwide initiative through which the group promotes quality education in Africa. This has been made possible by the support from our Sanlam Foundation Trust in South Africa, the Sanlam Foundation Trust is a South African registered non-profit developmental organisation which has over the last 10 years, invested more than US$40million in the education sector, financial literacy initiatives, health (HIV/AIDS), enterprise and supplier development initiatives and employee volunteerism.
“Through the Sanlam Kenya Schools Project, we will work in partnership with the Ministry of Education and learning institutions to play our role in facilitating a conducive learning environment for schools in need, leading to the better academic performance of the learners. He added.
Sanlam is cognizant of the fact that access to quality education in Kenya has not been a privilege for many children especially in rural Kenya. A number of students in rural areas have had to persevere with studying in dilapidated buildings or areas with barely a building. Yet, Goal 4 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, calls for providing access to quality education to children across the world.
Under the project, Kalatine primary school, will receive a new classroom and renovation of existing ones, Kakululo Secondary School will receive a new girls dormitory, while Birisha Primary School will receive a new classroom.
The Sanlam Kenya Schools Project compliments the companys existing support to the education sector, through its education policies that provide both short and long-term options for all household wallets.
This is in line with Sanlam Kenya‘s commitment to have a positive impact on society. Driven by the belief that education has the power to create greater equality in the country.