Safaricom Foundation Invests Sh 5.3 Million Towards Improving Education and Healthcare in Wajir
Safaricom Foundation has invested sh 5.3 million in improving healthcare and education services in Wajir County. Five schools and two health centres received support from the philanthropic arm of Kenya’s leading telco, Safaricom, for infrastructure and equipment that is estimated will benefit up to 1, 500 people.
Ademasajida Health Centre received a full haemogram machine for blood testing and analysis as well as antenatal care equipment worth KES 1.2 million while Mathalibah Dispensary had monitoring equipment worth KES 500,000 donated through the Ndoto Zetu initiative.
Dif Old Dam, Busbus and LMD Primary Schools each received a classroom worth KES 1 million to ease congestion and eliminate learning under trees among pupils. Sarif Primary School pupils got books worth KES 100, 000 from the Ndoto Zetu initiative enabling access to learning materials while Ademasajida Secondary School benefitted from a renovated and equipped science laboratory worth KES 1 million.
“Safaricom Foundation has a footprint in all the 47 counties; here in Wajir County, we saw the need to partner with communities to enable access to education and healthcare. Improving these services will go a long way in bridging gaps these communities have to overcome in their every day, “said Joe Ogutu, Chairman, Safaricom Foundation.