It seems like some secondary schools in Thika, Kiambu County, are facing a bit of a financial squeeze due to the surge in student enrollment. But fear not, because these schools have come up with a clever solution! They’ve decided to form alumni associations to give their infrastructure a boost and provide financial assistance to students who are in need.
Picture this: the principals of Chania Boys and Chania Girls High Schools were gathered in Thika for the grand launch of the Chania Boys High School Alumni Association. James Gitau, the principal of Chania Boys High School, took the stage and highlighted the importance of the alumni association in tackling the school’s challenges. You see, with the government’s directive to achieve a 100% transition from primary to secondary school, the classrooms and dormitories are bursting at the seams. It’s like trying to fit an elephant in a phone booth!
The situation shouldn’t an alarm because Gitau and his gang have a plan. Through the alumni association, they aim to conduct a magnificent fund drive to raise a whopping 50 million Kenyan shillings. With that treasure chest, they can construct shiny new dormitories and take on other exciting projects to alleviate the overcrowding. It’s like building a fortress to protect against the invasion of cramped spaces!
The principal of Chania Girls High School. She couldn’t contain her excitement for the alumni association, and rightfully so! Not only will they be able to support students in need, but they’ll also serve as mentors and open doors to job opportunities and other fantastic adventures. It’s like a superhero squad of alumni, swooping in to save the day!
Mwangi had another trick up her sleeve. She proposed the creation of an education kitty (not a real feline, mind you) to provide scholarships for those bright, deserving students who may be facing financial hurdles. This way, they can pursue their dreams without any speed bumps along the way. It’s like putting rocket boosters on their aspirations!
Juma Hemedi, the charismatic chairman of the alumni association, added a sprinkle of spice to the mix. He revealed their master plan to support infrastructure development and raise funds for students in need. But that’s not all! They’re going to play matchmaker and connect the schools with organizations that offer financial support. It’s like playing Cupid with cash!
Mwangi, always the cheerleader, encouraged other alumni from different schools to hop on the bandwagon and create their own associations. After all, giving back to your alma mater is not only fulfilling but also a great way to relive those good old days and share some hilarious stories with your fellow alums.
Oh, and guess who became the honorary patron of the alumni association? Bimal Shah, the CEO of Broadways Bakeries Limited! I bet you didn’t see that one coming. With his support and the combined efforts of the alumni, those schools are in for a treat. Freshly baked success, anyone?