Kianyaga Alumni in the diaspora contribute over sh 120m
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua with his High School Principal Julius Ndumbi (centre) when he visited his former high School , Kianyaga High School.
The Kianyaga Old Boys Association has reached out to its Alumni in the diaspora and resolved to combine efforts to restore the school’s lost splendor.
Through the local Chairman Dr Solomon Gachewa and the Secretary General Felix Wanjohi the 26 alumni in the diaspora have contributed Sh 120 million , which will go a long way in modernizing the school’s dilapidated infrastructure.
Wanjohi told the Mt Times on phone that the association was still trying to reach out to more alumni in the diaspora who missed out last Saturday’s memorable occasion where the Deputy President and an old boy of the school Rigathi Gachagua graced the occasion .
“Our association is seeking to bring as many old boys as possible so that the school can benefit from their various expertise and in the process improve academic standards as it were during our times ,”Wanjohi said.
He said already architects who are old boys have embarked on drawing the proposed state of the arts swimming pool with international standards for the students to use .
The DP also said an ultra-modern dining hall will be put up alongside the swimming pool so as to alleviate the current congestion in the over half a century one which can only accommodate 400 students against a population 0f 1700 plus. and an state of the arts swimming pool Gachagua said should be in place sooner than later .
The official said by using the expertise of the old boys for free on the various proposed projects the school will save a lot of money that can be channeled to other meaningful uses.
“Amongst us the old boys we have professionals in every area be it medicine , engineering , university lecturers architectures, etc and name it and as such within the shortest time possible this year people will start seeing massive transformation of our former school ,”Wanjohi said.
He challenged students to reciprocate the input of the alumni by upping their seriousness in academic works and be on the same level with their Alliance counterparts since the association will also be sponsoring poor but bright students to avoid any drop outs.
“Unlike our days when some secondary schools were enjoying TSC teachers while others did not due to their classifications , the government had equalized all schools with same syllabus , teachers and curriculum hence and I do not see how boys from Kianyaga should be beaten pants down by other schools coupled with the efforts we are making ,” he said.
He assured the parents from now henceforth a motivational program by a group of the alumni has been put in place to compliment what teachers offer to the students .