US-based foundation, Laikipia students partner to assist needy learners

Wilson Wahome in a dance with pupils at Mugumo Primary School.

The Laikipia Students and Professional Association (LSPA) and the Wahome Foundation have partnered to assist needy students to continue with their education and build an ICT centre in the county.

Executive Director of the foundation, based in USA, Wilson Wahome said that they were pleased with LSPA’s focus on empowering the community through education programmes and decided to collaborate and improve the education standards in the area.

He said that he targets to improve the standards in pastoral communities through the introduction of a mobile library to advance a reading culture in addition to drilling boreholes to ensure access to clean water in Umande ward.

He was speaking when he presided over a prize-giving day at his former Mugumo Primary School where he disclosed that the foundation will pay the entire school fees for two needy students to join high school.

Laikipia CEC in charge of Public Administration, Purity Kendi, averred that LSPA, chaired by Ibrahim Abdi, will help the organization to reach hundreds of deserving learners in the area.

“The county government will work hand in hand with the Wahome Foundation and the existing community groups eyeing improvement of the community’s living standards,” said Kendi.

Abdi, a law student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), said that the association will assist in soliciting funds from government agencies and corporations to support students going through a hard time due to numerous issues.

“University students are struggling to raise fees to complete their studies, with a majority suffering from mental health, thus require urgent support,” he said.

By Nanyuki Correspondent

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