Kisii Boys alumni on Thursday launched an association called Kisii School Old Boys Association (KOBA) aimed at engaging the administration on ways to revamp the institution.
Led by Kisii Governor James Ongwae who is an old boy said, the move is one of the best social responsibility the old Boys should give back to the institution’s development.
“An active alumni network plays a vital role in the schools’ development which is not only limited to buildings but also mentoring the juniors, canvassing for employment opportunities and modeling them,“ said Ongwae.
According to the governor the role of old students in a learning institutions is to form a strategic partnership with their alma mater.
Deputy governor Joash Maangi noted that they seek to continue the tradition of brotherhood and leadership by bringing alumni together in recognizing their achievement.
Kisii School principal Moris Ogutu asked alumni to offer mentorship program to the juniors.
“Research has revealed that alumni are the most effective role models for their juniors,” said Ogutu.
He noted that the school faces challenges such as water shortage, inadequate dormitories, classrooms,orphans and vulnerable students.
“We ask the association of the old boys to intervene and help us do away with such challenges,“ said Ogutu.
He asked the Old boys to shape the direction and future of the juniors by increasing the level of participation on giving back to alma mater.
The old boys promised to dig a bore hall for the school before end year and promised to initiate and complete projects for the school.
Among the old boys are Veteran Politician Simon Nyachae,Cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i, senator Sam Ongeri,Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama, Siaya Governor Cornel Rasanga,Kakamega Governor Wycliff Oparanya and other several members of parliament.
The old boys asked others to emulate the same by giving back to the schools that shaped them.