Varsity building classrooms to support vulnerable students
Pupils in Groupe Scolaire de Gahanga are going to have another classroom block with the capacity to seat 46 pupils, fully furnished with desks and chairs and with a water collection tank added to their school by the opening of the second term.
The new smart classroom is a donation from Mount Kenya University and was triggered off when the varsity’s Chairman and founder, Prof. Simon Gicharu met with the Mayor of Kicukiro and discussed issues regarding education in the district.
The chairman and founder Prof. Simon Gicharu hands over the cheque to Imbuto foundation’s director-general Sandrine Umutoni“Am really happy and I thank MKU for the support they are doing in the education sector. When we meet with the founder of MKU, he asked me where we needed support and I suggested the education sector. We do have congestion in classrooms at Gahanga and he decided to build a smart class for the school” said the mayor
The construction of the classrooms which is in its final stages started in February this year and is likely to be complete by the end of May.
While supervising the progress of the construction on Tuesday 2/4/2019, the Vice Chancellor of MKU Prof. Edwin Odhuno praised the speed at which work was being done and promised future cooperation between the school and the university.
The Vice Chancellor of MKUR Edwin Odhuno together with some members from MKUR staff supervising the progress of the construction at G.S Gahanga
“What we are doing is supporting pupils and students in education sector and Gahanga needed the smart classroom to reduce on the congestion. Am happy that the construction is on time and we shall continue to give support where necessary as a way of giving back to society” said Prof. Odhuno
The head master of G.S Gahanga Felix Niyitegeka thanked the management of MKU for thinking about the school and building a classroom that was really needed.
“We are really grateful for the good act from MKU. The classrooms here are congested because of the number of students which is high. This is a good start and we believe, MUK will always be with us as a partner in the education sector” Niyitegeka said
In line with the support in education sector, over 100 students from Imbuto Foundation are benefiting from Mount Kenya University’s Cooperate Social Responsibility program.
Story by : The New Times, Rwanda