The Kenya Irish Society provided a grant of 140,000KES to the Strathmore Educational Trust (Eastlands College of Technology) to assist in the installation of Solar Panels so that lighting could be provided at the College of Technology. This will help the primary school children and the underprivileged youth that attend the college.
Over the first two weeks of July 2015 a team comprising Electronics students form the college as well as students from Xabec Technical college in Spain worked to complete the project. At the end, five solar panels were installed on the roof and were connected to the inverters and batteries to provide lighting.
In total, over 250 children and youth who attend the college will benefit from the completion of this work.
In 2014, one of the successful applicants for KIS Grant funding was the Gatoto Integrated Development Programme and Gatoto Primary school in Imara Daima, Nairobi. The funding request was for the purchase of desks as the increasing size of the intake of students had placed severe strain on all essential school resources, including desks.
Following the awarding of the grant, the school worked through issues like the escalating price of timber in Nairobi to secure a reasonable pricing with good quality and achieved their goal of twenty new desks.
Have a look at the pictures below.
The annual St Patrick’s Day KIS Ball will be held on Saturday 19th March in the Hilton Hotel. Details closer to the event.
The Annual Kenya Irish Garden Party for 2016 will be held on Saturday March 12th. The venue is yet to be decided. Details in due course as we have them.
The Society’s Annual Christmas Lunch will be held on Saturday December 5th at the Muthaiga Country Club. We will update this post with details of exact time, how to book, pricing etc in due course.
The annual Ireland vs Rest of the World Golf event will be held at Karen Country Club on Friday 27th November. Golfers, please organize your teams of four. There will be a dinner afterwards at the Club, so non-golfers will be welcome. Contact kenyairishsociety(at)gmail.com if you are interested.
More details to follow.