Finlays Community Trust Commits Ksh 25.4 million to Empower Education in Kericho and Bomet Counties

The Finlays Community Trust has invested over Ksh 25.4 million in commissioning five transformative infrastructure projects at five secondary schools across Bomet and Kericho Counties over the past eight months.560 students are set to benefit from the improved learning infrastructure, which includes two classrooms, a standard library, two modern dormitory blocks and a modern science laboratory.

The infrastructure projects are part of the Trust’s long-term commitment to partner with local communities and nurture sustainable growth in Kericho and Bomet counties.  Speaking during the commissioning of two standard classrooms at Simoti Mixed Secondary School, Finlays Community Trust Board member, Sammy Kirui said,

“Education remains a cornerstone of our focus areas at the Trust, and we remain committed to work hand-in-hand with the local community to identify and address areas that necessitate our support. By enhancing the quality of learning, these initiatives play a vital role in fulfilling the educational aspirations of students in both counties.”

“The Trust has also invested in a mentorship program to support students in developing their skills and advancing their careers. Building a more conducive learning environment will help to improve student outcomes and provide the necessary tools to build a stronger education framework in the two counties,” he added.

For over a decade, the Trust has invested over Ksh 250 million in pivotal infrastructure initiatives, transforming the lives of communities in Kericho and Bomet Counties. Some of the notable infrastructure projects include: the construction of Chemasinge Secondary school at the cost of Kshs 101million, 18 laboratories, 12 classrooms, 11 libraries, 3 dining halls among others in the two counties.

In addition to the infrastructure projects, the Trust recently awarded two students with scholarships through the Swire Masters Scholarship. The scholarship is given annually to two students in Kericho and Bomet counties, providing an opportunity for a student from each county to benefit from the educational programme. The students are chosen through a highly competitive process to pursue a master’s degree at a university of their choice in the United Kingdom. The scholarship has now benefited 23 students at a cost of Kshs 104.2 million since its inception in 2012.


About Finlays Community Trust

The Finlays Community Trust is an independent charity that empowers communities and nurtures sustainable growth in Kericho and Bomet Counties. Funded by James Finlay (Kenya) Limited, The Trust aims to deliver maximum social, environmental and economic benefits by taking a collaborative approach and appointing trustees who represent local communities. By partnering with the community, we ensure The Trust invests in and supports the projects and initiatives that have the most meaningful and enduring impact thus creating shared value.


Zackayo Ochieng

Communication Officer, James Finlay Kenya, or 0796438556

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