A local Community-Based Organisation (CBO) has been carrying out projects in Mandera orphanages ahead of Eid al Adha celebrations on Monday.
The Sisters of the Horn (SOTH) on Saturday visited Mandera Islamic Centre which holds 500 orphaned children aged between four and 17 and donated materials in respect of the Islamic holy day which the government has gazetted as a public holiday on Monday.
The SOTH Chairperson, Suheila Adan said they were focusing on orphanages “because they are the most underprivileged in our society and require our assistance more than any other group.”
She said they have for four days carried out several projects at the home, including sanitation, provision of school equipment stationery and repaired a collapsed latrine.
“This had left the kids uncomfortable and devastated, some had to walk further to access the other pit latrines,” Adan said.
“This is part of providing an environment that is conducive to the children’s welfare in the centre,” Adan said.
The organisation donated sports kits to the boys, including footballs, volleyballs and a volleyball net.
On Friday, members of the organisation spent the day with the children and cooked for them.
Sisters of the Horn was started by seven young women to create space for young people to chart their own future and help the less fortunate in society, particularly children.
By Dickson Githaiga