Whereas various components of learning in schools can occur practically everywhere, experiments and practicals for subjects like chemistry, biology, and physics cannot. At Finlays Community Trust we are well aware of this reality and it is for this reason that we are proud to have commissioned a newly constructed modern science Laboratory at Sugutek Secondary School located in Kipkelion West Subcounty in Kericho County. The laboratory was constructed at a cost of Kshs. 5.6 million and was designed with a mechanism to freely allow it to tap rainwater, as there is a restricted supply of water in the area where the school is located.
The laboratory can serve more than 30 students at once. This is in line with the Kenya government’s policy of upgrading infrastructure in learning institutions in preparation for the implementation of the new curriculum called Competence Base Curriculum (CBC).
The Trust’s Vice Chairperson, Ambassador Joshua Terer, presided over the commissioning of the laboratory. Present during the commissioning were, a representative for the area member of parliament, FCT Trustees, the school’s management, parents, among other invited guests.
This is the 19th laboratory built by the trust since its inception. Finlays Community Trust has now invested over Ksh. 242 million in infrastructure projects to support socioeconomic development and improve the lives of communities in Kericho and Bomet Counties since 2010.
At Finlays Community Trust, we believe that investing in our children’s education today has a better return on investment for the community and society as a whole in future.