24 September 2018

Kenya: Apa Foundation Impacting Community Lives

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In the spirit of giving back to the community APA Apollo Foundation has done quite a number of projects in a bid to uplift the standards of communities.

Some of the projects that the foundation has invested in include: building a dam to enhance water security for all in the society increasing accessibility to clean water. It has also launched a bursary scheme to educate the top achieving students from Cheleta Primary School and hailing from Githongoro slums in the outskirts of Runda.

APA / Apollo Bursary Fund

The firm also looks to plant and maintain at least 1,000 trees every year. APA Apollo Foundation also promotes sporting activities by supporting the Runda Youth Sports Association (RYSA) football team.

Its recent project has been construction of good quality toilets for a rural primary school in Kisumu.

The project was done in collaboration with the APA Insurance has partnered with Ace Africa.

According to the foundation, the project done at Kudho Primary School will help over 1000 students that were severely short of appropriate facilities.

With the help and support from the APA Apollo Foundation, the three APA branches and Ace Africa oversaw the expansion of the school's sanitation facilities aiming to address the students' basic sanitary needs, improve their surroundings and help them concentrate upon their studies.

Public schools in Kenya experienced increase in enrollment following the 2003 re-introduction of free primary education which was aimed at providing more opportunities for out of school children.

Within one year of implementation UNESCO, 2005 reported an increase in gross enrollment rate (GER) which resulted in more than 1.5 million out of school children joining primary schools.

However, school facilities and infrastructure proved to be a challenge as classes became congested with limited physical facilities, sanitary and hygienic toilet facilities.

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