Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua and his fellow former students of Kianyaga High School generously treated 75 teachers and the Board of Management to a five-day retreat at the coast.
Gachagua explained that the purpose of this retreat was to collaboratively plan and strategize the transformation of his alma mater into a center of excellence, aspiring to become the top-performing educational institution in the country.
“I am encouraged that my old school will soon be on the Kenyan map,” Gachagua stated.
The Deputy President revealed that the alumni and teachers had formalized an agreement, signing a Memorandum of Understanding.
According to the agreement, the alumni will take charge of the tangible aspects, including infrastructural development, while the teachers will focus on the intangible elements, particularly matters related to academic performance.
During the initial days of the retreat, Gachagua, who doubles as the School patron, emphatically emphasized his unwavering commitment to making sacrifices, all aimed at restoring the school to its former prestige.
Day two of the retreat is set to be overseen by David Chombaa, the Principal of Alliance High School and a fellow alumnus of Kianyaga Boys.
Deputy President Gachagua consistently attributes his leadership qualities to his formative years at high school. He specifically credits his success to the mentorship of Julius Kano Ndumbi, his high school principal, who encouraged him to pursue his aspirations.
In March of this year, Gachagua welcomed his former classmates to his offices at Harambee House Annex, where they collectively recalled their high school memories.
“We will mobilize all the old boys and teachers to meet at the school to assess the institution’s needs and chart how to improve its performance,” Gachagua made a steadfast promise.