Airtel Kenya and Mukuru Promotional Centre (MPC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to provide scholarships for 22 deserving students at St. Michael’s Secondary School in Mukuru. The scholarships, which are worth KSH 1.7 million, will be used to cover tuition, boarding, and other school-related expenses for the students.
Airtel Kenya has been a long-term supporter of education in Kenya, and this scholarship program is part of its commitment to providing access to quality education for all children. The company has also been working with MPC to support other initiatives in the community, such as health, social welfare, and environmental change.
Sr Mary Killen, Director of MPC, expressed her gratitude for Airtel’s generosity. “This partnership has been an incredible benefit to our students and organization, and we are grateful for your kindness,” she said. “Our appreciation is immeasurable, for your trust in us and contribution to our mission.”
Airtel Kenya Managing Director Ashish Malhotra said that the company is committed to using its resources to make a positive impact on the lives of Kenyans. “At Airtel Kenya, we recognize that access to education is a basic human right for every child and not a privilege for a few,” he said. “For this reason, we are intentional about including education as central to our broader sustainability agenda.”
Mukuru Promotional Center (MPC), the esteemed non-profit organization partnering with Airtel Kenya, has a rich history of supporting various community initiatives, ranging from education and healthcare to social welfare and environmental conservation. The collaboration between Airtel and MPC reflects a shared dedication to creating positive change in society.
The scholarship program is part of Airtel Africa’s ambition to transform the lives of over one million children in Africa through digital and quality education by 2027. The company is working with partners across the continent to provide access to high-quality education, as well as to digital tools and resources that can help students learn and succeed.
As Airtel Kenya and Mukuru Promotional Center join forces to provide scholarships to deserving students, the collaborative effort exemplifies the power of corporate social responsibility to shape a better future for generations to come. Through such initiatives, Airtel continues to drive positive change in communities, making quality education accessible to all.