Kwale 21st July 2017…Kwale based mining company Base Titanium has donated 500 desks and lockers to various schools in Kwale County to supported quality learning objectives. At a cost of over KES 1.2 million, the furniture will contribute to creating an environment that is conducive to learning for school children.
Speaking during a handover ceremony at Fihoni Primary School in Msambweni sub-county, Mr. Pius Kassim the Community Relations Manager at Base Titanium said, “Investing in the development of Kwale youth is one of the key pillars in Base’s community programmes. We believe that investing in education will help spur the development of the county across multiple areas.”
Kwale County has total of 415 primary schools comprising of 363 and 52 public and private primary schools respectively with a total enrolment of 167,318 pupils which constitute a gross enrolment rate of 99.7 per cent. Additionally, the county has a total of 54 secondary schools with a total enrolment of 19,194 students comprising of 10,037 and 9,157 boys and girls respectively.
Base Titanium has implemented various programmes in partnership with the Kwale County Government as well as other non-for-profit organizations to reduce the literacy gap and hereby ensuring improved educational outcomes for the youth of Kwale.
Mr. Pius Kassim added that it is the company’s interest to ensure that the county development initiatives are all in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He said, “Our education programmes echoes goal number four in the Sustainable Development Goals that aims at ensuring there is quality education for all. We want every young person in Kwale to reap from our education programmes.”