Early Childhood Development and Education (ECDE) pupils in Nyeri County have been given a generous donation of 20,000 exercise books by area governor Mutahi Kahiga.
Speaking during the State of the County Address, Kahiga noted that infrastructure enhancements in four ECDE centres—Karundas, Kanjora, Maragima, and Kiamathambo—have further improved facilities for young learners.
Additionally, the governor underscored the commitment to supporting underprivileged and talented students, citing a commendable disbursement of over Ksh36.3 million from the Elimu Bursary Fund.
This financial aid, benefitting 7,787 students, includes normal bursaries, scholarships and support for special cases, ensuring that deserving students can pursue education without financial constraints.
Notably, the Department of Education trained 10 Trainers of Trainers (ToTs) in leatherwork, who now contribute to the Rukira Vocational Training Centre, imparting valuable skills and engaging students in income-generating activities.
Kihiga reiterated the county’s prioritization of vocational training centres (VTCs), with each sub-county boasting a centre of excellence.
The VTCs align with market needs, offering diverse programmes such as agribusiness, furniture making and driving schools.
In the past year, 1,440 trainees were certified in various market-driven technical and vocational skills, ensuring the youth possess a competitive advantage locally and internationally.
These initiatives collectively lay a solid foundation for future generations, equipping them with the necessary tools for success.
By Macharia Kiarie
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