M-PESA Foundation Opens New Academy

Thursday, April 9, 2015

The M-PESA Foundation has announced that it is constructing a state of the art, mixed boarding high school that will seek to provide a first class, unique education to gifted but economically disadvantaged children from all counties of Kenya.

Inspired by entrepreneurial leadership and drawing on advanced technologies, the M-PESA Foundation Academy will innovatively deliver the KCSE curriculum in a world-class educational facility.

First class sports, arts and cultural facilities, in addition to academic facilities, will include an indoor sports hall, a sports field, running track, swimming pools, squash courts, a music centre and a 500 seat auditorium.

In line with the rapidly growing technological world, the Academy will employ the latest technology to aid the students in their studies whilst at the same time providing them with the technological skills to meet the future demands of business in Africa.

Situated along Mang’u-Thika Road the Academy will open in January 2016 with an initial intake of 90 students and will ultimately have a capacity of 800 students by 2019.

Source: BiztechAfrica (link opens in a new window)

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