The Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Kericho branch on Monday donated over 4,000 facemasks to secondary and primary school students in Kericho County.
The KCB Kericho branch manager Mr Richard Misik said that following the outbreak of the Covid-19 in the country, the bank in line with corporate social responsibility, decided to donate facemasks to secondary and primary school learners to help in prevention and curbing the spread of the disease.
Speaking at Motobo and Kaptebeswet secondary schools, Mr Misik who was accompanied by the Kericho County Quality Assurance officer Ms Jackline Koech, said that they had noted that some learners from vulnerable families from Ainamoi sub County were not able to access facemasks.
The bank manager said that the type of face masks they donated were washable and can be reused severally, hence, economical.
Mr Misik appealed to the well to do individuals and institutions to join the war against the Covid-19 disease by using the little resources they have to assist the less fortunate members of the society to overcome the pandemic which is on the rise across the country.
County Quality Assurance Officer, Ms Jackline Koech, said that they will give facemasks to grade four, standard eight and form four students who are currently in schools. She said that 230 secondary and over 700 primary schools will benefit from the donation.
While thanking the KCB for the good gesture, Ms Koech said that they had chosen to start the exercise from Ainamoi Sub County, that is, Motobo and Kaptebeswet being schools that are in an area which has been hit hard by the pandemic, saying the students in those schools will now be safe from the disease.
Kaptebeswet secondary headmaster Thomas Terer thanked the KCB for the donation saying that quite a number of students had challenges in purchasing the masks and the school administration had resorted to buying for them.
By Dominc Cheres/Sydney Kipngeno