The Cabinet Secretary for Roads and Transport, Onesimus Kipchumba Murkomen, has officially presented a decommissioned Kenya Airways Aircraft to Mang’u High School.
During the handover event, Murkomen emphasized that the aircraft would significantly enhance the implementation of the new Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) in education.
He highlighted its role in providing practical demonstrations of concepts for students aspiring to pursue careers in aviation.
“The donation of this aircraft, Boeing B737-700, is an act of nobility and an affirmation of KQ’s support for the Competency-Based Curriculum (also known as CBC), which focuses on accentuating students’ interests in particular areas of study, harnessing their innate talents, and converting their passions into careers,” he said.
Murkomen expressed gratitude to Kenya Airways for this commendable Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, foreseeing its positive impact on the students of Mang’u High School by honing their skills and translating theoretical knowledge into practical applications.
The CS emphasized the importance of encouraging similar CSR programs to empower students, imparting them with practical, technical, and technological knowledge to give them a competitive advantage.
He lauded Kenya Airways for leading in talent development, innovation, and promoting sustainable air travel.
Murkomen urged the Mang’u High School students to utilize the aircraft to enhance their skills and cultivate their passion and enthusiasm for the field of aviation.
Murkokmen further motivated them to dare to dream, emphasizing that dreams fuel hope, and with hope comes determination, ultimately leading to success.
Mang’u High School is one of the few institutions in Kenya that provide aviation education, with a curriculum emphasizing technical subjects like propulsion, thermodynamics, and meteorology.
Most aviation students’ education occurs in Eastleigh, specifically at Wilson Airport and Moi Air Base.