Mang’u High School has received a Boeing B737-700 aircraft from National Carrier Kenya Airways. It has also received Ksh. 5 Million from KCB Bank to enhance its aviation learning program. This act serves as a commitment to support learning institutions dedicated to nurturing the next generation of aviators and enhancing the future of the aviation industry.
The aircraft handover ceremony which was presided over by Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Roads and Transport, Hon, Kipchumba Murkomen, and Kenya Airways Group MD and CEO, Allan Kilavuka seeks to not only provide valuable learning opportunities but also inspire youth to reach for the skies and pursue careers in aviation.
Kenya Airways Group MD and CEO, Allan Kilavuka, stated, “We believe in the transformative power of education and the boundless potential of our youth. This Boeing B737-700 aircraft donation is true to our commitment to nurturing talent and driving economic growth, not only in Kenya but also on the broader African continent. We eagerly anticipate witnessing the profound impact this initiative will have on Mangu High School.”
The donation from KCB to the school will go towards equipping the school with aircraft learning equipment such as flight simulators and aircraft maintenance tools, providing students with hands-on experience and preparing the next generation of aviators.
KCB Group Director Marketing and Communications Rosalind Gichuru said “KCB remains committed to supporting the youth agenda and that includes access to skills development, business development support, and financing. We believe that a strong investment in our youth today is a recipe for economic growth. Through this sponsorship, our goal is to inspire students to take up a career in the aviation sector with a long-term goal of mainstreaming it in our curriculum.”
The aircraft, which has been decommissioned from service, will be painted by Kenya Airways in partnership with Crown Paints before being officially delivered to the school.