Makini Schools has announced the construction of modern sports facilities at their Ngong Road campus, a first for the group of schools. The sports facilities are expected to be ready by April 2023.

The sports facilities will be equipped with a variety of amenities. They range from a large multipurpose field, an outdoor gym, seating capacity of 200 spectators for the middle school, and a mid-sized multipurpose playing field, a basketball court and changing rooms for the Cambridge school.

The new sports will be open to only Makini Schools students. It is expected that it will improve the students experience and ensure they enjoy every minute of being in school. Additionally, the facility will contribute to the growth of the sports industry by fostering and developing the existing local talent while ensuring that the students have integrated and varied skills.

Commenting on the investment, Horace Mpanza, Regional Managing Director at Makini Schools said that the facility will contribute to the holistic development of their learners. “We know that inside the classroom our learners are getting the best but we also need to have this outside the classroom as well. There are critical life skills that children can develop whilst doing sports, “Horace said.

Makini Schools’ commitment to build skills outside the classroom enables it to boast as the one of the schools representing Kenya at the annual United World Games in Austria and Germany. Last year, the Makini high school swimmers clinched the top positions at the 2022 Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) National games and also scooped 51 medals at the Lifetime Age Group Development swimming series.

“Makini learners have over the years continued to be competitive in sports and have represented the country nationally and internationally. Our goal is to ensure that this facility will enhance their ability to participate, train and therefore access more opportunities that would lead them to a happy and successful path in whichever sport they wish to excel in.” added Horace.

Makini Schools was founded in February 1978 by the late Dr. Pius Okelo and Dr. Mary Okelo. Currently, the school has four campuses: The Ngong Road (mother) campus and the Makini Junior Academy on State House Avenue in Nairobi; Makini Junior School Migosi and Makini School Kibos in Kisumu. On its 40th anniversary in 2018, the school changed ownership from the Okelo’s and is now under the ADvTECH Group.