Kenya Airways partnered with Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Group to donate a decommissioned Boeing 737-700 aeroplane to Mang’u High School. This exciting move is aimed at enhancing aviation training opportunities for learners.
During the handover ceremony officiated by Transport CS Kipchumba Murkomen, he commended Kenya Airways for their initiative, which showed their support for the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC).
CBC prioritizes students’ interests in specific study fields, converting their passions into meaningful careers.
“I want to thank Kenya Airways for this commendable act of Corporate Social Responsibility that will inspire hope in students of Mang’u High School by assisting in the modelling of their skills and transforming abstract theories into practical concepts,” he stated.
The CS added that in light of this feat, Mang’u High School has now been entrusted with the responsibility of producing seasoned aviation experts for Kenya Airways in the future.
KCB Group has also pledged to enhance the school’s aviation centre, offering students practical aviation training to equip them for careers in the aviation sector.
“Through this sponsorship, our goal is to inspire students to take up a career in the aviation sector with a long-term goal of mainstreaming it in our curriculum,” said KCB Group CEO, Paul Russo.
For a long time, Mang’u has stood as one of the oldest schools in the country providing aviation studies. It also integrates related fields like thermodynamics, meteorology and propulsion.
The majority of students conduct their studies at Wilson Airport and Moi Air Base in Eastleigh.
The donated Boeing 737-700 plane was formerly part of the Kenya Airways fleet and had a total of 56,000 flight hours before retiring.
“This donation is true to our commitment to nurturing talent and driving economic growth, not only in Kenya but also in the broader African continent,” said Kenya Airways CEO, Allan Kilavuka.