(Last Updated On: January 26, 2015)
Kenyan telecommunication giant Safaricom has decided to give back to the society by building a school which will accommodate around 1000 needy students. The school will be called M-Pesa Academy and it will be built on a 50 acre piece of land in Thika.
The huge project will cost the firm Ksh3 billion and will be completed by 2016. The school will use the model practiced by Starehe Boys Center whereby needy students pay very little or no school fees. M-Pesa Foundation, a charity formed by Safaricom in 2010, will fully own the school.
The school will have additional facilities such as a conference facility and a farm where students will grow food to be consumed at the institution.