Kenya News Agency – CFK Africa’s 2024 Partnership with BIC Announced

The BIC East Africa, in partnership with Carolina for Kibera (CFK), an International Non-governmental organization, has donated over 300,000 Bic pens, to assist needy students across the country.

The BIC Pens are a donation through an initiative the ‘‘Buy Me, and BIC will Donate a Pen’’ Campaign, that started in 2020 in response to the prevailing issue of students, attending school without essential supplies.

Speaking at the event, CFK Executive Director, Jeffrey Okoro, said that the Organization works and abides through partnership, and had started the collaboration with BIC East Africa 23 years ago, terming it a long-term commitment.

Okoro noted, it is important to have a basic item such as a pen for students to use in writing as it plays a key role and determines their education…

Okoro added “We are very serious in student sensitization and equally track student attendance, in at least 26 schools in Kibera,’’.

He also assured of BIC East Africa’s commitment, to addressing equity in education, by supporting community education across the country, noting that the Organization has had a long-term commitment to the Kibera community, not only for the students, but also for schools.

In her remarks, the BIC Marketing Manager, Salome Odhiambo, said that partnership aims at solving problems the students are facing and ensuring the BIC pens reach the students.

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