Child Welfare Society Donates Food to Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet Schools

Over 6,000 students from Baringo and Elgeyo Marakwet counties were the recent beneficiaries of food and non-food items donations.

The donations were delivered by Child Welfare Society.

In Baringo County, 23 secondary schools were the beneficiaries that would see 5,418 students get the supply of food.

According to Jane Mwangi from Child Welfare Society of Kenya, the schools are in Arid and Semi Arid Areas (ASALs).

Jane Mwangi from Child Welfare Society speaks to some of the learners that will benefit from the donations.
Jane Mwangi from Child Welfare Society speaks to some of the learners that will benefit from the donations.

These donations are meant to support the schools due to prolonged drought in this area,” Mwangi said.

Big relief to learners and schools

We were not seeing how we will survive to the end but we thank God for the donation. This is going to be a very big relief for the school and students,” added Clement Kosgei, the Principal of Majimoto Secondary School in Mogotio, Baringo County.

Kosgey further said the school in located in the interior parts of the county and needs more support.

He also pointed out that most of the families are struggling with poverty hence have a challenge raising funds to the school food program.

Food donations being offloaded in one of the schools in the ASALs.
Food donations being offloaded in one of the schools in the ASALs.

Amadi Aluu, Principal Oterit Secondary School also in Mogotio said with the food available, performance of candidates will be improved.

Students will be motivated as they will will be full. They will have no concerns of what they will eat next,” Aluu said.

In Elgeyo Marakwet, candidates sitting for this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary School Education (KCPE) and Kenya Primary School Education Assesment (KPSEA) benefited.

Students pose for a photo with officials from the Child Welfare Society after delivering the food donations.
Students pose for a photo with officials from the Child Welfare Society after delivering the food donations.

The donations were delivered in partnership with the Ministry of Labor and area MPs Reuben Kiborek (Mogotio) and Gideon Kimaiyo of Keiyo South.

It’s usually a challenge to get food due to hunger and this donation will come in handy, especially now that we will be in the examination season that needs no distractions,” said Brony Kosgei, a student at Majimoto Secondary School.

Aside from food donations, the learners also received books.
Aside from food donations, the learners also received books.

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