Women and children in Ruiru town are set benefit from a free preparatory school that was unveiled in Kiambu County last week. A new preparatory school built on a two-acre piece of land at a cost of over Ksh 30 million is an initiative of Samsung Electronics and Hanuran.

In Kenya, most working mothers have always grappled with the challenge of daily care of their children while at work which in turn affects their productivity. The facility is expected to run an enhanced education system and provide day-care programmes for the children

Samsung Electronics East Africa Head of Marketing Patricia Kingori said the project will enable women and children around Ruiru industrial area to be more productive in their duties. She said the initiative was part of the firm’s investment in corporate citizenship in the region: with a keen focus on quality education and harnessing the company’s legacy of innovation to respond to market needs.

The Samsung-Angels Preparatory School with a capacity of 400 children will initially accommodate 90 children aged between three to five years this year. The institution is in the process of hiring care takers, teachers and administrators to enable the process kick off next term. Once the school opens its doors, they will pick the children from their mothers at the work station and drop them back after work.

Ms Kingori said the facility, fully equipped with books and other social amenities for modern education system will provide significant support to the working women and improve the educational environment for the young minds of the children.

“At Samsung, we strive to support communities in many different ways by offering solutions that will provide better knowledge transfer, learning and improve cognitive skills both for learners and teachers alike, as well as equip them with the necessary tools for the future”, Ms Kingori added.

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She said Samsung will continue to provide holistic approach that is aimed at fast-tracking educational development and ensuring that the young children are able to develop and participate on a global scale by exposing them to today’s innovative technology.

Most parts of the country still experience insufficient facilities for quality education for young children and poor environment which affect their early development.

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