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Kenya Red Cross Society’s humanity power walk Narok County Chapter

Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) Narok branch coordinator Dr. Antony Yiaile has called on young people to join the organization so as to help humanity.

Yiaile said the organization gives a chance to young pupils, students and the youth who want to volunteer to do the noble job of helping humanity.

He spoke during a walking activity organized by the society to sensitize members of the community on their activities and raise funds to help the organization carry out its mandate.

“Such an activity is done in different counties and countries with an aim of collecting funds for purposes of responding to disaster as well as sensitizing the public on our main role,” he said.

Yiaile requested more Kenyans to partner with the organization saying they do not have a financier but depended on well-wishers to contribute towards helping humanity.

“Our organization is neutral. It is not political or religious. We accommodate all people regardless of their background and welcome them to come support us,” he said.

“This function is an annual event and last year, part of the funds raised through this programme were used to fight the drought that was experienced across the county through provision of relief foods and sanitary pads for our girls,” he added.

“This year, there has been an improvement on the amount collected compared to last year hence we want to thank each one of us who was involved in the collection,” he said.

“Primary schools have contributed more than any other groups. For instance, Ongata School led with a tally of Sh108, 200 followed by Emmanuel Educational Centre Sh105, 000,” said the coordinator.

He further said that secondary schools also did well with Kilgoris girls leading with a sum total of Sh71,500 followed by Talek mixed secondary school with Sh50,345.

When asked why they involved mostly the young people, Dr. Yiaile said the programme was about volunteerism and community service which required the energetic population.

Secondly, he added, the society partners with the Department of Education through the Competency-based Curriculum (CBC) to inculcate the culture of community service and talent promotion.

He further said that through the volunteerism programme in the organization, many youths have gotten good jobs and others were about to go and represent Kenya in Geneva for talent shows.

By Ann Salaton and Amos Maine

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