About 2, 000 residents from 10 counties received support through Safaricom Foundation’s Ndoto Zetu initiative in investments worth Ksh 7.5 million this week.
Drawn from Nairobi, Mombasa, Kwale, Nandi, Uasin Gishu, Bungoma, Tharaka Nithi, Embu, Kirinyaga and Bungoma counties, the communities had schools, colleges and health centres equipped, while youth groups got equipment through the initiative’s economic empowerment pillar.
School going girls were also kept in school through distribution of over 500 primary school girls in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kwale Counties.
To enable students access digital learning opportunities, Ainabkoi Vocational Training Centre in Uasin Gishu County and Tudor Day Secondary School in Mombasa County were supported with computers.
Classroom furniture such as desks and chairs were handed over to Concordia Primary School in Mombasa County, Eldoret Union Primary School in Uasin Gishu County and Our Lady of Nazareth Primary School in Nairobi County among others.
Marianist Technical Institute in Kwale got ovens for their Food and Beverage courses.
Kiambere Health Centre in Embu County received maternity equipment while Vescon Youth Group and T-MAK Developers Youth Group both from Mombasa County, and Bukatra Vision Group in Nairobi County were among groups that received a boost in their SMEs with machinery to enhance their services.
The third phase of Safaricom Foundation’s Ndoto Zetu initiative was launched in May with over 1.2 million Kenyans set to benefit from 200 school projects, 44 health projects and 167 community-based organisations targeted in the latest phase.
In other news – Two people killed in failed robbery attempt in Ruaka
Detectives drawn from the elite Special Services Unit have shot and killed two suspected robbers after they attempted to rob a supermarket in Ruaka, Kiambu County.
The two suspects who were armed with a Cseka pistol loaded with 5 rounds of 9mm caliber, opened fire at the detectives after they declined an order from the officers to surrender. Learn more