Aviation news update – Kenya Airways funds new dining hall for special needs school

KENYA AIRWAYS IN SUPPORT OF SPECIAL NEEDS SCHOOL

The Ikuu Special School in Eastern Kenya had a new dining hall constructed by the Pride of Africa recently as part of the airline’s annual social responsibility programme. The school, which educates special needs children, including many suffering of autism, for which purpose the facility was initially built some 15 years ago. However, the growing demand for such a special school has outstripped the available facilities and with about 120 pupils now on site – the school does provide full boarding facilities – a generous sponsor was sought and found in Kenya Airways.

Commercial Director Mohan Chandra handed over the new dining hall earlier this week in the presence of school governors and parents, before enjoying a performance by the children, who included the Gold Medal winner of the 2008 Beijing Paralympics Arnold Mugendi, showing ample evidence that being disabled does not prevent children from performing to the best of their individual abilities, given the right educational and social environment.

Well done Pride of Africa and now for some more!

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