Alumni associations boost funding for school infrastructure

Alumni associations boost funding for school infrastructure

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Alumni associations boost funding for school infrastructure

Thursday December 09 2021 ngara

Ngara Girls alumni association President Regina Ombam (fourth right) leads her members in donating sanitary towels to students in 2019. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NMG

By FAITH NYAMAI
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Summary

  • The government’s 100 percent transition policy to secondary schools has arrived with congestion in classrooms and dormitories.
  • These challenges have attracted the attention of alumni, which are now increasingly stepping in to build and spruce up their former schools through their associations.
  • At Thika High School, old students living in Kenya and abroad have contributed more than Sh6 million for improvements.

As schools struggle with funding against the backdrop of higher enrolment, alumni are becoming key to financing the improvement of physical facilities and payment of fees for needy learners.

The government’s 100 percent transition policy to secondary schools…

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