1M Writing Tools From BIC in Support of Kenyan Students


Over 150,000 students across the country are set to benefit from a new initiative in the BIC program aimed at enhancing their reading ability.

This year BIC partnered with CFK Africa to distribute more than 300,000 writing tools in eight counties across the country, including Machakos, Kajiado, Mombasa, Kilifi, Kiambu, and Kisumu

The donation drive is a part of the company’s flagship Buy Me and BIC will donate a Pen, a campaign launched in 2020 whose main objective is to provide students with the necessary writing tools and improve learning conditions for 250 million students by 2025.

BIC East Africa Marketing Manager, Salome Ngugi, said this initiative will not only help in changing their education journey but also enhance students’ learning conditions.

“We are proud of the milestone achieved today. Lack of resources is one of the major reasons for school dropout and students’ demotivation. She added that. We are targeting 300,000 children this year across 24 counties in Kenya,” said Ngugi

Joshua Omweno, the project officer for education at CFK Africa said, that CFK is delighted to be working with BIC a private company whose aim is to see kids progress and transition in all learning levels. CFK initiative targets the learners, teachers, parents, and other key educational acts to ensure kids get a good education

Daniel Ochieng, the Head Teacher at Magoso primary school, acknowledges BIC for donating writing tools to students, emphasizing that writing tools play a major role in students learning. He further explained that most of the students are in school because the lunch provided in the school to their parent’s education is a secondary need.

Evans Otieno a class eight student expressed his excitement about receiving BIC stationery, stating that writing tools play a very important part in the learning process which many people don’t understand. Evans will no longer fail to do his assignment.

David Ochieng, a parent of two at Magoso primary school, also expressed his gratitude to BIC and CFK for reducing the heavy load by providing students with pens saying that it was a great challenge for him as a parent to afford a pen for his children since the ten shillings to buy the pen is used to buy food instead due to high standards of living, as a parent he chooses to prioritize

Last year, BIC East Africa partnered with Save the Children to donate school supplies to more

Then 290 thousand students.

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