Kakamega: Vulnerable school children receive masks, hygiene items from Mama Ibado Charity
Published on: January 25, 2021 02:14 (EAT)
In a bid to support the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 fight in schools, Mama Ibado Charity has donated masks, temperature screening devices and hygiene items to Kakamega Township Primary School. Mr. Ahmed Jibril, who is the founder of the organization, affirmed that the latest initiative is to ensure school going children from vulnerable communities remain in a safe learning environment and protect them from sinking further into poverty and getting engaged in other social vices. “We understand the risks of children being out of school are much higher than the when they are in schools. Our role is to create a conducive environment where they can build their future, a better tomorrow,” said Mr. Jibril. The school has received 10 water points, 6 Thermo guns, 700 pieces of re-usable face masks and 60 litres of hand washing soap that will help more than 600 learners effectively adhere to recommended hygiene practices and measures aimed at minimising the spread of COVID-19 in learning institutions. “We are privileged to have received these protective equipment and hygiene items that will go a long way in strengthening capacity of these vulnerable learners to tackle COVID-19 and ensure that they are safe at all times. Kakamega Township teachers and students are extremely grateful to MIC generosity,” said Kakamega Township Primary School headmaster, Mr. Joseph Mumalaki. Mama Ibado Charity, Assistant Project Coordinator, Mohamed Abdi oversaw the dispatch of the consignment. “We appreciate MIC’s contributions in alleviating poverty within the community by supporting students to stay in school and concentrate in their studies. We have already started reaping the fruits of this support through improvement in overall school results and increased school attendance,” said Mr. Mumalaki.