Official opening of the 24 new classrooms by Nairobi Governor Dr. Evans Kidero
- Published: Monday, 23 October 2017 13:35
Tuesday 20th is a day that seemed like it will never come. Waiting in anxiety and apprehension for the big opening of the 24 classrooms and handover to the county government. The event was graced by the Nairobi governor Dr. Evans Kidero and Mellon Educate Officials represented by Ken Kingston. The Nairobi governor commended Mellon Educate for committing themselves to projects that benefit the less fortunate in the community saying the 57 million project at Ruben Centre will benefit many generations and will be a model school for other projects the government will partner with Mellon Educate. The classrooms are professionally done with immaculate finishing and it is one of the best schools in Nairobi County.
The governor also ordered the county lands chief officer Mr. Samuel Mwangi to get the title deed for the land where Ruben Centre rests as well as identify grabbed land and repossess it for the purpose of building a high school in the next 12 months. Many donors have committed to put up a high school through Ruben Centre but there is no land for it yet there is an idol land sitting around which was illegally acquired through grabbing. The governor also stressed the point of having a high school in every primary school to ensure 100% transition rate. In his speech the governor also appealed to the parents to enrol the school age children to schools with or without uniforms saying he will engage the chiefs, village elders and district commissioners to ensure every child enjoys the right to education. He also urged the parents to be closely involved in their children’s education as a way of motivating them.
As a way to show his commitment to education for all, the governor requested the county education minister Mr. Christopher Khaeba to see to it that all the classes In the new building at Ruben Centre are full equipped with desks and other facilities to ensure smooth learning. In his speech, Mellon Educate director Ken Kingston said that his organization is delighted to be part of Ruben Centre which he described as a remarkable place which is an oasis of opportunity in desperate poverty of Mukuru slum. He also urged the government to be supportive of them and to work with them in providing education to help the impoverished child of Kenya get proper education.
The governor also celebrated his 57th birthday with the children and provided lunch for over four thousand people.
Governor cutting his birthday cake