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Dubai’s top model tours sprawling Mathare slum NGO

Visiting Dubai’s top model Miss Odina Umirzakova paid a visit to children at the Ready Aiders organization in Mathare Therapy Centre.

Purposely to empower persons with neuropsychological health challenges, the visiting model mingled with the children while encouraging them.

Ready Aiders a Non-Governmental organization group (NGO) in Mathare was founded by Mr Kenneth Apopo and deals with helping children born with Autism.

The NGO also offers counseling services to parents with the affected children so as to make them want and know that they belong to the society that cares for them.

In her address, Miss Umirzakova expressed her support to the children and their parents. “These parents have a responsibility to take care of these children and it necessary that people of goodwill come to their aid.

Wady El Nile Kenya`s country manager with the Model. Photo by Miriam Muli

On her tour, the model is also scheduled to visit children with health challenges including those suffering from autism in Mathare, Kawangware and Kajiado County.

The top model was accompanied by Wady El Nile who is Kenya’s Country Manager, and Mr Ahmed Eldakamawey.

During her visit at Mathare, Miss Umirzakova fostered a partnership with Ready Aiders. She promised to continue supporting the Non-profit organization through relief.

She noted that in as much as the children got medical treatment, it was necessary for them to feed well so that they remained healthy.

The duo promised to support the Organization in continuing with its noble role in the community that touched on the Vulnerable Communities at Kenya’s & East Africa’s Second Largest Slum of Mathare.

After hosting an event at Kasarani in order to raise funds to support children born with Autism, Ready Aiders sought for support from well-wishers during the event where talented models born with Autism showcased their modeling talents.

According to the 2019 census, the sprawling Mathare slum had a population of 206,564 people living there while Kiambu was at 2.4 million.

As parents strive to cushion their families against the pangs of hunger amid covid-19, scores from informal settlements especially from the capital city of Nairobi cannot afford and have to depend on well-wishers.

The model was welcomed to the center by the parents and children who had patiently been waiting for the guest who was scheduled earlier but her tour was temporarily delayed by the current corona pandemic which has affected activities including international travel.

As a result, local and international non-governmental organizations through the Kenya Government have come to the aid of the poor and vulnerable and constantly supported them financially or construction of infrastructure in their specific institutions.

The model climaxed her visit when she took pictures with Members of the Ready Aiders and the models who participated in the light Mr and Mrs Autism 2021 which was marked a fortnight ago.

By Miriam Muli

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