Kenya Power to prioritise education in Corporate Social Investment (CSI)

Nairobi, June 16, 2017…..Kenya Power will spend 60 per cent of its CSI budget in promoting education programs across the country.

“Kenya Power is committed to improve education standards across the country by investing in educational infrastructure especially for the disadvantaged communities to ensure improved performance,” said Ag. Managing Director & CEO Dr. Ken Tarus.

He said this today while unveiling two education projects worth Sh8.94 million funded under the 2015/16 CSI budget. The two projects are Mvwana Primary School in Mwala and Katulu Primary School in Tala.

In Mvwana, the Company constructed two classrooms, re-roofed the existing school block, constructed classroom floors, installed windows, doors and water tanks, constructed kitchen and eating shade and carried out electrical wiring of all classes at a cost of Sh5.54 million.

In Katulu Primary School, the Company constructed four classrooms at a cost of Sh3.4 million.

The construction of additional classrooms has seen the school’s enrolment rise from 180 to 248 pupils.

In addition to CSI projects to support primary and secondary learning institutions, the Company will also take up sponsorship of needy female students taking up engineering courses in technical institutions and public universities.

Traditionally, Kenya Power has set aside 1 per cent of its net profit to support its CSI initiatives every financial year.

 

For more information, contact:

Kenya Power Corporate Communications Dept.

Tel. 0711 031 795

E-mail communications@kenyapower.co.ke