14 December 2021

TİKA Supports the Education Infrastructure of Kenya

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) renovated and equipped the library of Kibera Secondary School in Kibera, which is located in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, and is the largest slum in Africa with a population of nearly 2 million.

As part of the project, the library of Kibera Secondary School, which has more than 750 students, was renovated, and furniture and electronic equipment were provided.

The library was modernized and equipped with a projector, a projection screen, computers, and printers.

The opening ceremony of the project was attended by Ahmet Cemil Miroğlu, the Republic of Turkey’s Ambassador to Nairobi; Benard Okoth-Imran, an MP of the region; Eyüp Yavuz Ümütlü, TİKA’s Coordinator in Nairobi; the administrators, teachers, and students of the school; and the parents of students.

In his speech at the ceremony, Ambassador Miroğlu thanked TİKA for implementing the library renovation project, which was one of the signs of the good relations between the two countries, and said he hoped that the activities carried out as part of the development cooperation between Kenya and Turkey would continue.

MP Benard Okoth-Imran delivered a speech and thanked TİKA for putting such a modern library into service.

Eyüp Yavuz Ümütlü, TİKA’s Coordinator in Nairobi, stressed that reading and researching habit is one of the main habits that will be useful throughout life. He said he hoped that the library would contribute to the acquisition of this habit. Ümütlü underlined the importance of the project and stated that he was happy to inaugurate the library.

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