Future First Kenya has recently launched the first association of its own, Alumni Association of Kenya. This is part of a global movement to support the growth of alumni networks, focusing on public and community schools.
The mission for the association is to help strengthen public education systems by engaging former students as career role models, sports coaches, mentors and governors at their old schools. Its aim is to turn schools into communities in Kenya.
The event that was held at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development(KICD) was graced by Cabinet Secretary for Education, Dr. Fred Matiang’i, Irungu Houghton, representing Shule Yangu Alliance, Ann Waichinga- Associate Director Education, World Vision, Dominic Muasya a Country Director Kenya Education Fund among other dignitaries.
This unique launch is a call to actions for Kenyans to explore the role of alumni in strengthening the Public Education Systems by giving back to their former schools.
In his speech during the launch, the CS lauded the members for thinking differently by agreeing to come out and help the Education sector. He said we should take responsibility because the school is ours.
“You know, one thing we lack is responsibility, which is why we cannot manage even what God has bestowed us yet it is ours. It is our school, not their school. The school is ours, even for our nation, if we have strong responsibility, we could manage what we have because it is ours,” Dr. Matiang’i said.