Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) CEO, Dr. Wilson K. Aruasa, on Wednesday 31st July, 2019 in the presence of Toby Tanser, CEO, Shoe4Africa Foundation commissioned the newly opened classrooms; Kuunga Mkono at Shoe4Africa Children Hospital.
The newly opened classrooms will offer a variety of education programs including the newly implemented COMPETENCY BASED CURRICULUM (CBC), which is a new system of education designed by the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) team and launched by the Ministry of Education in 2017. The CBC is designed to emphasize the significance of developing skills and knowledge and also applying those competencies to real life situations.
Speaking during the commissioning, Dr. Aruasa said that the construction of the classrooms will provide a conducive environment for children to be able to learn effectively and called upon corporates to come on board and partner with MTRH in realization of the Hospital’s vision and mission.
Dr. Aruasa lauded the Project for the great achievement and the impact it would create in the children’s lives.
MTRH is the only public Hospital in Kenya with classes for children.
In his closing remarks, the CEO emphasized on children’s education as an important value to be instilled and asked MTRH staff to be able to deliver on their mandate.
Other projects undertaken by the hospital that the CEO also commissioned included an extension within the Mental Health Unit for a paediatric section able to accomodate four children with an additional consultation room – the only such facility in the country; a new senior consulting staff changing rooms at the Majaliwa Theatre serving a capacity of 16 consultants; the hospital solar lighting project at Nyayo wards, Warehouse carpark, Coolstream restaurant and MTRH farewell home in a bid to improve the overall hospital lighting and security.
The CEO also launched works in the former hospital cafeteria which will be partitioned and refurbished to consolidate all the offices under the Directorate of Finance in a bid to improve its service delivery as well as free up the office space they currently occupy on the hospital complex’s ground floor to provide additional space for more consultation rooms at the hospital’s ambulatory clinics.