The Back to Society organization in partnership with the Rotary Club has donated 250 pairs of shoes and toiletries to Mashimoni Squatters School, with an aim of giving back to the society on International Women’s Day.
Speaking at the event, Back to Society Board Director, Abu Bakari, said that the donations will go further in supporting and ensuring smooth learning of the students.
Bakari also stated that the Organization is set to plant two million trees which are still in the nursery in Baringo County, to preserve and conserve the environment.
At the same time, Wambui Nganga of the Rotary Club Nairobi, remarked that they would work hand in hand with other stakeholders to cater for the students’ needs, adding that it’s their first initiative and more is expected.
“We had these donations from a friend in the Rotary Club and decided to share and celebrate on this essential day,” stated Nganga.
On the other hand, Mashimoni Squatters Head Teacher, Vincent Wasera, voiced that some of the challenges the school faces are food, water and furniture at its forefront, adding that the school environs and geographical position does not do it any good.
Wasera also lamented that the School is in dire need of renovations as the road construction damaged some of its structures urging stakeholders involved to look into the matter.
In addition, he expressed that the Competence Based Curriculum (CBC) is facing a major challenge in terms of textbooks, adding that if the matter is looked upon it would go a long way in helping the student adapt.
Meanwhile, Rotary Club member, John Kamau, hinted that they would send three bags of maize in order to curb food shortage and offer free educational training and forums to students in the School.
Back to Society is a Non-Governmental Organization that deals with health, education and environmental issues, its currently operating in three counties namely of Nairobi, Baringo and Kakamega.
By Phinta Amondi