The newly admitted underprivileged students of Starehe Girls’ Centre received new shoes from Bata Children’s Programme Kenya on 12th March 2013.
These girls depend entirely on well wishers, and BCP Kenya was honored to be part of nurturing the girls’ future. More than 120 disadvantaged students received new shoes and this served as a demonstration of BCP’s ongoing commitment to address the challenges of education and health in Kenya.
Starehe Girls’ Centre is a national boarding high school that offers secondary education to financially disadvantaged girls from all over Kenya. It was established in 2005 as a charitable institution. The School provides a homely and supportive environment within which girls from disadvantaged backgrounds can develop their full potential in academics and personal development. It also redresses the imbalance in access to quality education and leadership opportunities for disadvantaged adolescent girls. It is currently among the best performing and high repute schools in Kenya.
“I wish to thank you most sincerely for your kind donation of 120 pairs of toughees shoes whic is equivalent to Ksh 182,290. this helped the school to save that amount which will go towards the sponsorship of two students for 1 year and 2 months,” said Mrs. Margaret Wanjohi, Director Starehe Girls’ Centre.
While giving vote of thanks on behalf of others, a student expressed appreciation to Bata “We are so happy for having received new shoes today. Some of us have been seeing these in advertisements, but today Bata has made it become a reality to us. We pray that God will bless Bata Shoe Company so that it can continue supporting us in future” Student, Starehe Girls Centre.