The Aga Khan Foundation in conjunction with the European Union (EU) has donated sports equipment, worthy Shs10Million, to 30 Secondary Schools in Mandera, Garissa, and Lamu Counties.
The equipment included balls for various ball games, sportswear, sticks, bats, clubs nets and goals, at her Jogoo House officer yesterday.
The Cabinet Secretary for Education, Ambassador Amina Mohamed formally received the equipment on behalf of the three Counties at her Jogoo House yesterday. She was flanked by the
Chairman Chief Executive Officer of The National Council for Nomadic Education in Kenya (NACONEK), Chris Galgalo and nominated Senator, who is also the Secretary-General of KNUT, Mr. Wilson Sossion.
She said the support Aga Khan Foundation had given will help close the between the Counties in Arid and Semin Arid (ASAL) regions and the rest of the country.
“It will advance the national agenda of ensuring equity in education and training,” Ambassador Mohamed noted.
She also thanked the Aga Khan Foundation and EU for supporting a learning environment that enhances academic attainment, as well as students’ social and relationship skills through sporting activities.
“Implementation of the right to education is not just about knowledge, but also the strengthening of the bodies of learners,” Ambassador Mohamed said.
The Project Manager, Aga Khan Foundation, Ms Asma Hadi said the donation was part of a three-year project that seeks to improve integration and inclusiveness among learners.
Present during the occasion were the Chief Executive Officer of NACONEK, Mr. Haroun Yusuf, and senior Education officials.