The Safaricom Mpesa Foundation has successfully renovated and equipped the ICT laboratory at Kaplong Vocational Training Centre in Sotik Subcounty.

The state-of-the-art facility, valued at Kshs 4.8 million, was officially handed over to the county government of Bomet today in a ceremony that was presided over by Bomet County Governor Prof. Hillary Barchok

The ICT laboratory is equipped with 40 modern computers and free Wi-Fi, providing a conducive environment for learners.

During the launch, Governor Barchok lauded the foundation for making Kaplong VTC a center of excellence for ICT. He further stated that his administration is committed to providing avenues for youths to acquire skills to earn a living.

“My administration is committed to providing avenues for the youth to acquire skills to enable them to earn a living and contribute to the socio-economic development of society,” he said.

This project was initiated in 2019 after the county boss held talks with the telecommunication company.

The initiative will not only benefit students from Bomet County but also students from neighboring counties. 40 students have already enrolled in a three-month free ICT training program.

The county government of Bomet, with support from partners and the national government, is looking forward to build and equip ICT laboratories across all 33 Vocational Training Centres (VTCs) to provide free information, communication, and technology skills to the students.