How Patel Family has continued to unite solai people

On 9 May this year marked 5 years since the Solai Dam tragedy.

It is a tragedy that almost led to mixed reactions among locals and area leaders with some trying to cause disunity among locals.

However, the Patel Family that owns the dam that burst has always maintained that it was an accident, though a case is still on in court.

The family that has been participating in philanthropic acts vowed to work closely with victims of the tragedy in ensuring they get better with their livelihood.

This has been one way of ensuring united community in Solai despite challenges.

It should be noted that since they moved to Solai, the Patel family has continued to express acts of philanthropy.

Perry Kansagra during a past interview.

With more than three decades practicing coffee, flowers and dairy farming, the family has employed more than 1,000 residents.

Besides, the family has taken up matters of education in the area seriously ensuring support to the public schools as well those constructed under their sponsorship such as Patel Secondary and Mansukh Patel Primary.

Perry Kansagra in an interview revealed that education is key in transforming the society.

While lauding government efforts, Perry called for a collective responsibility in making education accessible for all.

“We all have a responsibility to make society better” he said.

The Patel family has continued to make huge contribution to the education sector in the area.

This is through donation of stationery and other items as well as improving the infrastrure.

Jared Mwangi- a resident says the family has been of great help to them.

Patel Family donates desks, PS4 station to Endao Primary to boost academic performance

Business family and philanthropists the Patel Family in Solai, Nakuru County on Saturday donated 135 metallic desks to Endaho Primary school.

Perry Kansangra who spoke during the donation noted that education is key in transforming society adding that in the spirit of their fore fathers, the family shall continue to assist schools in the area.

The family said the Corporate Social Responsibility  started by their fore-fathers among them Shantilal Patel and Mansukh Patel will go on for generations to come.

“We were shown this by our father who believed in education and we are doing this as a way of honoring our parents who valued education. We will continue to help schools in this area ad improve the education standards ” he said.

Sentiments echoed Patel Family’s fourth generation Aditya Vicran who vowed to walk in the footprints of the grandparents and parents as far as charitable gestures are concerned.

“This country is developing and as a family we are working together with the community to help improve livelihood through education” said Vicran.

The desks worth over one million shillings will go a long way in ensuring conducive environment for the pupils at the school to study.

Endao Primary Headteacher Erick Kenei and parents commended Patel Family for the gesture adding that the pupils have been suffering due to lack of desks.

“This is a great gesture by the Patel Family.We look forward to improved education standards as the pupils will now be comfortable” said Mr.Kenei.

The event was also attended by area Senior Chief Charles Kiragu who revealed that the Patel Family has been of great impact to the locals.

Kiragu urged locals to maintain peace for prosperity of the area.

“The community here is very grateful for such gesture that the Patel family has been showing. We just call for peaceful co-existence in this area so that more  development can be realized” stated Chief Kiragu.

The Patel Family also donated PS4 Play station to the school.





Patel Family calls on society to embrace unity, education for al

Solai-based Philanthropists the Patel Family has called on locals in the area to continue embracing unity and education for all for a better society.

Speaking at Endao Solai Primary School during a donation of school bags to the over 400 pupils at the school, Perry Kansagra noted that education is key in transforming society.

The Patel Family also vowed to ensure the school is equipped with the required furniture as well as improve the infrastructure.

According to the School’s Head teacher Alfred Kenei, it was started as an Early Child Development Centre in 2004 before it was transformed to a Primary school in 2013.

While assuring the continued support of the Patel Family to the schools in the area, Kansagra stated that with great collaboration, the society can be a better place for all.

“My message to members of the community is that Rome wasn’t built in one day but through collaboration we can make Solai a better place. We also need to co-exist and ensure a peaceful society. As a family, we shall continue to play our part through Corporate Social Responsibility.

Perry Kansagra also called for the need to ensure a peaceful society in which everyone is valued no matter the background they come from.

Similar sentiments were echoed by Perry Kasangra’s son Aditya Vicran who at his youthful age encouraged the pupils at the school and the larger Solai area in Subukia Sub County to continue working hard in their studies.

“I am doing this donation because my late grandfather always showed us this is the way to go. Helping the society in whatever way we can” stated Aditya.

The event was also attended by area Chief Charles Kiragu who lauded the Patel Family for the role they have continued to play in shaping the Solai community.

While noting the many challenges that the schools in the area face, Kiragu was categorical that with such charity work, the education standards in the area will be raised to another level.

“This is a family that has stood with the people of Solai just to see a better society and we are very grateful for such gesture” said Kiragu.

For parents whose children received the donations, it is a new dawn in their life with many hoping that the Patel Family shall continue with such a gesture even in future for a better society.

Goodies for Akuisi Primary School fraternity as Patel Family extends CSR to local schools in Solai

Business family and philanthropists the Patel Family in Solai, Nakuru County has vowed to continue supporting local schools towards improved education standards in the area.

The assurance was made during a donation of school bags and other stationery to more than 500 pupils of Akuisi Primary School in Solai.

This is part of the Family’s Corporate Social Responsibility started by their forefathers, among them Shantilal Patel and Mansukh Patel.

Speaking at Akuisi Primary School on Saturday when the family handed over the donation in memory of the late Shantilal and Mansukh Patel, Perry Kansagra noted the high level of poverty in the area, adding that it’s only through education that many families will be transformed.

He said the family will act on the request made by the school concerning levelling of the playground, more classrooms and water harvesting tanks.

In addition, Perry said that more employment opportunities at the Patel Farm shall be considered moving forward.

“Education can help transform this area, and that is why we have stepped in as a family to support the local schools around. As a family, we will not deviate from charity gestures and helping the needy. We shall also help the parents in this area through more employment. We want to see improved livelihood” said Perry.

Several schools in Solai have continued to benefit from the Patel Family.

The majority of the pupils in the schools have their parents employed at the huge Patel Farm.

The family is now passing the mantle to the fourth generation of the Patel Family, with young Aditya Vicran already following in their footsteps.

Aditya who spoke at Akuisi Primary School during the event, Aditya called on the pupils to work hard. According to him, education is key to everything.

“Education is key and that is why as a family we are doing this gesture to support schools in this area,” he said.

The event was also attended by Patel Farm Manager Vinoj Kumar and local administrators.

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