National carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) has donated a decommissioned Kenya Airways aircraft to Mang’u High School.
In the Wednesday ceremony presided over by Roads, Transport, and Public Works Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen, the airline underscored that the move would help boost the practicality of aviation courses in the education sector.
“Today we have donated a Boeing 737-700 aircraft to Mang’u High School to enhance its aviation learning preparation. This act serves as a commitment to support learning institutions and nurturing the next generation of aviators,” KQ said in a statement.
Kenya Airways CEO Allan Kilavuka exuded confidence in the impact of the donation adding that it would help to nurture students’ talents.
“This donation is true to our commitment to nurturing talent and driving economic growth, not only in Kenya but also in the broader African continent. We eagerly anticipate witnessing the profound impact this initiative will have on Mangu High School,” said Mr Kilavuka.
Murkomen lauded the initiative saying it will set up incubators for innovation and talent development, equipping students and youth with the tactical, technical, and technological know-how needed for the job market.
“The growth of Kenya’s aviation sector is of paramount importance to this government due to its ripple effects, which include the creation of jobs, expansion of markets, facilitation of faster movement of goods and people, growth of regional economies, and positioning the country as the aviation hub of Africa,” said the Murkomen.
The CS stressed the value of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in advancing the government’s education and aviation reforms, saying such collaborations play a crucial role in providing young people with access to essential resources and opportunities for building successful careers.
“The donation is an affirmation of KQ’s support for the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) which focuses on accentuating students’ interests in particular areas of study, harnessing their innate talents, converting their passions into careers, and transforming abstract theories into practicable concepts,” he said.
The handover ceremony was also attended by Kenya Airways Board Chair Michael Gichangi, Mang’u High School Board Chair Anthony Maina and Chief Principal John Kuria.
Source: Citizen Digital