Korea donates 10,000 masks to Kenya – Kenya News Agency
The Korean government has donated 10,000 face masks to the Kenyan government to help fight the Covid-19 pandemic in schools.
Speaking at the handing over of the donation to the Principal Secretary of the State Department for the Implementation of Curriculum Reforms Professor Fatuma Chege of the Ministry of Education at Jogoo House today, the Korean Ambassador to Kenya Amb. Yeonghan Choi said the donations were made to celebrate the Korean National Day which cannot be physically celebrated due to Covid-19.
“These masks are equivalent to N-95 masks and are of good quality,” Choi said, adding that a similar donation had been made to the Kenyan government on the same day the previous year.
He said such donations and gestures will help promote and cement the good relations between the two governments.
In her remarks, Principal Secretary Chege said the donation of masks to schools was in line with the nation’s investments in her children.
“The biggest investment a government can make in its children is through education, health and well-being for children,” Chege said.
She added that the masks will go a long way in helping Kenya achieve a zero percent prevalence rate through the practice of preventive measures against Covid.
“I thank the Korean government for this kind gesture, as we continue to strengthen our bilateral relationship,” Chege said.
By Njeri Kariuki and Oscar Oduor