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St Aquinas High school in Nairobi is this year’s beneficiary of KIPPRA’s corporate social responsibility initiative. A number of KIPPRA staff members visited the school on 24 June 2016 afternoon, where they gave brief motivation speeches to 300 form one students and handed over books and school uniforms.
Led by the Knowledge Management and Communications Division head Mr Felix Muriithi and the chairman of the Environment, HIV-AIDS, Health and Safety Committee Mr John Nyangena, the KIPPRA team gave books and school uniforms worth Ksh 100,000 and planted 300 trees around selected areas of the school compound, with the help of form one students.
While encouraging the students to work hard, Mr Nyangena, who was once a high school teacher and now a policy analyst at KIPPRA, also took the opportunity to educate them on the effects of HIV/AIDS and the dangers of drug abuse.
Mr Muriithi was later called upon to hand over uniforms to eight students, most who were orphans and depended on well wishers to pay school fees and meet basic necessities. The school administration also supplements the needy students’ fees by enabling them to do small jobs around the school during the holidays.
KIPPRA staff members later encouraged the eight students, reminding them that despite their disadvantaged background; they had a chance to better their future through education. Through the form one head teacher, Mrs Wanyonyi and the school’s deputy headmaster, the KIPPRA team learnt that all the eight needy students were top performers.