Chinese Companies in Kenya to Invest More in Kenya’s Education Sector

June 11, 2022

By Raisa Okwaras

The Chinese companies operating in Kenya have publicized their plan to pour more resources into the education sector in Kenya.

The Chinese enterprises issued a statement on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, where they pledged to carry on their support to the learning environment in schools in Kenya. To them, this is a great input toward sustainable education in Kenya.

Over the past few years, more and more Chinese companies have been conducting profitable businesses in different parts of Kenya. Some common ones include the promotion of industrialization and the improvement of infrastructure in Kenya. This has created job opportunities for Kenyans, hence improving their living standards as well.

With this, the Chinese enterprises in Kenya have come up with ways of investing in the Kenyan population in terms of training plus capacity building. As a result, the Chinese enterprises have pledged to the Kenyan economic and social development via the Kenya China Economic and Trade Association (KCETA). According to them, this is one of their inputs toward the sustainable development of Education in the country.

This will not be their first time supporting Kenya’s education as KCETA has been funding and donating to Kenya’s schools in rural areas and informal settlements over the years. Such activities have been KCETA’s social responsibility programs plus are a key pillar in the South-South development cooperation.

For example, in 2007, KCETA collaborated with the Chinese Embassy in Kenya and funded the construction of Mcedo Beijing Primary School which is situated in Mathare slums in Nairobi. Later in, they pumped in ksh.55 million for the school’s expansion project.

Due to the school’s expansion, the student enrollment in the school went up from 360 to 526 students. In addition, 1,554 students who went through the school have completed high school, 889 have completed technical college studies, and 111 have completed university education and gotten jobs.

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