Safaricom Foundation invests Ksh 130Mn in ICT enabled vocational centres

Safaricom Foundation, Kenya’s largest corporate foundation, is investing over Ksh 130 million that will benefit over 3,000 youth from ICT enabled Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET)  centres across the country over the next two years.

“The programme will focus on entry-level training for four key areas within the construction industry namely welding, plumbing and electrical engineering. The funds will be used for student’s fees, teacher training, setting up smart classrooms and construction of state of the art workshops” said Stephen Chege, Trustee, Safaricom Foundation.

The pilot phase of the programme will be implemented at the Waithaka Technical Training Center through a partnership with the County Government of Nairobi, Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA) and the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).

“The Skills Centre at Waithaka will cost over 50 million shillings which will go towards modern training equipment, student’s fees, teacher training, setting up smart classrooms and construction of state of the art workshops.”