The County Government of Uasin Gishu has disbursed over Sh 100 million for establishment of more Early Child Development Education centres.
Already, the County Government has funded and established over 800 ECDE classrooms across the six sub-counties.
And on Tuesday, the County launched disbursement of Sh 107,920,609 for the 2020-2021 financial years, to be spent on building of more classrooms for childrens’ education foundation.
Speaking during the disbursement exrcise in Seiyo Location of Cheptiret/Kipchamo Ward, Governor Jackson Mandago said the journey to success in life begins with a firm educational foundation.
“Quality education starts with a firm foundation and my administration understands that a steadfast foundation in education is very crucial,” said Governor Mandago.
“A child needs to get a firm foundation and this is why we are laying a strong foundation by building these early child units,” he adds.
At least 10 ECDEs in Cheptiret/Kipchamo Ward will benefit from Sh 3.6 million allocated to the ward.
Cheptiret/Kipchamo Member of County Assembly, Gilbert Tenai, appreciated the County Government for taking keen interest in building ECDEs.
County Executive for Education, Joseph Kurgat, said the County has spent over Sh 500 million for establishment of ECDEs from 2014-2020.
County Executives CPA Julius Ruto (Finance), Dr Emily Kogos (Trade and ICT), Mary Njogu (Water) and chief officers Jane Njuguna (Education) were among senior county officers present.