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 .


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