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Spanish organization brings Christmas cheer to villagers

A charitable organization, Children of Africa, offered Christmas goodies to residents of Tsunza village in Kinango Sub-county of Kwale County.
The organization which has its headquarters in Barcelona, Spain made donations of learning materials to 200 needy children and sports kits in a ceremony graced by Governor Salim Mvurya and his deputy Fatuma Achani.
Officials of the charitable organization also handed over cheques amounting to Sh.250, 000 to two women groups, Kata Shona and Tsunza For Life, as payment for products they make and export to Spain.
The local coordinator of the organization Mr. Njeka Bemaranda said they were currently working in rural areas of the sub-county in the education and health sectors in conjunction with Community Development Aid Kinango Organization.
He said they are also in the process of venturing into agriculture mainly sunflower production in partnership with farmers in Nyalani area besides expanding its activities in the entire county.
According to Mr. Bemaranda, at least 300 needy children have benefitted from full scholarships offered by the organization up to university level since it started operating in the area 10 years ago.
He added that they had rehabilitated and equipped several primary schools that were in a pathetic state to uplift education standards.
Bemaranda however decried the casual attitude towards education in the area citing rampant cases of early pregnancies that have forced many children to drop out of school.
“It is sad to see children roaming in the villages instead of being in school. Parents need to take their children’s education seriously as it is the only legacy they can bequeath them,” said Mr. Bemaranda.
Mvurya and deputy governor Achani thanked the two organizations for their work in the region saying any support to locals is welcome adding the donation will go a long way in improving their living standards.
By James Muchai

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