Starehe Boys Center has benefited from a Ksh20 million dormitory renovation project sponsored by a prominent business family based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The project supported by the Al Jallaf Family through their company AJ Capital and Investment involved refurbishing the Njonjo House dormitory, named in honor of Kenya’s first Attorney General Charles Njonjo.
The renovation project commenced in October last year and involved installation of safety features like automatic and manual fire alarm and installation of People with Disability (PWD) washrooms for the physically challenged.
Speaking during the official handover ceremony, AJ Capital and Investment Chairman, Abdulla Aljallaf, in a speech read on his behalf by his representative said that they chose the school because of its rich legacy in catering for bright students from needy families and its heritage in shaping leaders in diverse fields of society.
Starehe Boys Center Director Josphat Mwaura hailed the project saying it will significantly improve the learning environment in the school and it has come when it is celebrating sixty years of its existence and fifty years since the Njonjo House dormitory was inaugurated.
Jubilee party Secretary General Raphael Tuju, commended the Al Jallaf Family for supporting the project saying it marked a transformative milestone in the school’s history.
Starehe Boys Center which was established in 1959 by the late pioneer educationist Dr. Geoffrey Griffin is a charitable institution that caters mostly for academically talented boys from needy families.