Communications Authority of Kenya Director General Mr. Francis Wangsui (second left) and Nyeri County Executive Committee member for Education,Science and Technolgy Ms.Margaret Wangechi look on as students at Endarasha Boys High School try out new computers donated by the Authority under its corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme.The equipment worths Ksh.3 million is expected to will boost learning at the institution.

The Authority has donated ICT equipment worth Ksh. 3 million to Endarasha Boys High School in Nyeri County.

The donation, comprising of 30 computers, 2 printers and Internet connectivity for a year, is part of CA’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme.

Speaking at the event, CA Director General Mr. Francis Wangusi noted that for Kenya’s vision of becoming a knowledge-based economy to be realized, the young must be technologically equipped, as they are central to the realization of this agenda.

“In pursuit of this national Vision, the Authority is currently rolling out at an ICT projects under its Universal Service Obligation. In this regard, we have extended support to institutions of learning through donation of computers and facilitation of Internet connectivity,” Mr Wangusi said.

Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga, who was represented by the County Executive Committee Member for Education, Science & Technology Ms. Margaret Wangechi,thanked the Authority for the gesture which he said would go a long way to prepare the students leverage on the numerous opportunities presented by ICTs.

‘‘ICT services are undoubtedly the  bedrock of all sectors, as it is evident from the demand of ICT services, whether at government level, institutional levels and even individual level. ICTs have literally become part and parcel of our lives and consumers are indeed reaping the benefits of ICTs,’’ said Governor Kahiga.

The donations came a day after CA opened its Central region office in Nyeri that will serve County governments based in Central, Eastern and Northern parts of the country. The Authority also hosted the County ICT Consumer Kikao Kikuu as well as sponsing a golf tournament at the Nyeri Golf Club.

The Authority also announced that it is going to connect 29 public secondary schools in Nyeri County to the high speed Internet. This is part of its wider Education Broadband Connectivity project targeting 896 secondary schools countrywide with high speed Internet.