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Chinese firm lights pupils' education in Kenya

Updated: 2016-10-29 11:09
By Edith Mutethya (chinadaily.com.cn)

Chinese firm lights pupils' education in Kenya

A group photo of Olgumi Adventist primary school parents and pupils and the China Telecoms (Kenya) Limited staff.  [Photo by Liu Hongjie/chinadaily.com.cn]

"Children are the future of this country, so if we brighten their future through education, the country's economy will benefit immensely," he said.

The school, which is sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, was established in 1997 and has a population of 200.

The head teacher notes that some people walk as long as six kilometres to school, and therefore, by the time they arrive, they are usually exhausted and unable to concentrate in class. The situation is worsened during the famine, where a child may have left the home without having any meal.

On that backdrop, Machaka says plans are underway to have accommodation facilities especially for the pupils who come from far away.The construction of the girl's dormitory has already started but was halted due to a lack of funds.

"We hope to get donations to complete the project, after which, we will construct the boy's dormitory. Each dormitory will have a capacity of 50 pupils," he said.

Founded in 2015, to provide integrated information services,CTK leverages on the existing network in Africa and is committed to establishing an information link that connects East Africa with Europe and Asia Pacific area, especially China.

"We provide a comprehensive range of quality solutions and services that enable Chinese businesses to expand into the Africa market. At the same time, we empower African businesses to execute their Asia strategies through our superb connections in China and neighbouring countries," says Guo.

CT global was established in the year 2000, with capital amounting to RMB 220.4 billion (US$ 32.5 billion). Its current assets exceed RMB600 billion(US$88.5 billion), with an annual revenue level of more than RMB 380 billion(US$56 billion). It is ranked 182nd in the 2013 Fortune 500 companies.

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