Uasin Gishu County Governor Jackson Mandago (third left), at the ground breaking ceremony of the Nova Pioneer Boys and Girls Secondary schools in Eldoret. He was accompanied by among others, Christopher Khaemba, co-founder and Director of Nova Pioneer Hosea Kili, Laptrust Group Managing Director and CEO, Bungoma Deputy Governor Prof Ngome Kibanani (left) and Nova Pioneer Managing Director in East Africa Danae Pauli.

Nova Pioneer has broken ground for the construction of two secondary schools in Uasin Gishu County, in a joint partnership with the Local Authorities Pensions Trust (LAPTRUST), which has leased the land

The institution will have boys and girls schools set to be complete and ready for intake by January 2020. Each will offer the Kenya National Curriculum, delivered in a way that develops character, skills and connection, preparing students to lead and innovate in the 21st century.

Speaking at the event, Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago committed to support the project. “We believe NovaPioneer Schools is going to be that catalyst that we need in this century to enable us to realize the enormous resources we have in our boundaries and how to utilize the same” said Mr Mandago.

Nova Pioneer East Africa Managing Director, Ms. K. Danae Pauli, noted that the investment was informed by the rising need for world-class education to compete in today’s world driven by technology.

‘‘We are a Pan-African network because we believe that the change that will make a difference in the continent goes beyond a single school,” she said. “By connecting our students across our network and the world beyond through our international standard education adopting the Kenyan curriculum, we will make the necessary difference in our students lives.”

LAPTRUST CEO and MD Hosea Kili noted that the institution is a welcome project in Eldoret which follows the establishment of the first Nova Pioneer School in Tatu City. LAPTRUST, through the partnership, will enhance returns for its members and ensure a healthy funding level for sustainability for the fund as it will own the land and buildings.

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Located near Eldoret town, the full-boarding secondary schools will be developed separately across 20 acres of land. The facilities will include modern classrooms with technology that enhances learning, boarding facilities as well as grounds for sports and club’s activities.

Nova Pioneer’s current schools have had rapid impact. The high school students have won business competitions against university students and developed software applications launched on the Google App store as well as featured strongly in innovation competitions such as Innovate Kenya organized by GMin where their students emerged as some of the finalists in the country, among other major early achievements.

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