A teachers’ foundation in Nyamira County has come to the aid of colleagues adversely affected by Corona virus pandemic by donating foodstuffs and some basic household items.
Matuga and Mogire Teachers Focus Foundation assisted over 40 teachers employed under Board of Management (BOM) terms in various schools within Nyamira County who at the moment have reached a dead end economically because they have never received any salary since the month of March when schools were closed indefinitely to contain spread of the dreaded Covid-19 disease.
According to Evans Matuga,co-founder of the foundation started two years ago and a teacher at Sironga Girls High school in Nyamira county the aim of the foundation was to help the most needy students in the County from the teachers’ own savings to meet basic necessities while in school.
“Since we started the foundation with my colleague Jason Mogire two years ago, we have been assisting students from needy backgrounds with little shopping and sometimes with school fees to enable them be in class till Corona virus hit our country in March and schools closed,” Mr Matuga explained
“The students are now at home and the teachers employed on Board of Management [BOM] terms are on the receiving end for they have never received their salaries since March leaving them at an awkward state struggling to fend for themselves and their families prompting us to relieve them even for a day’s meal,” the teacher said.
“Teachers and other well-wishers of good will from all walks of life can also volunteer to help our teachers who have been greatly affected by this pandemic with high hopes that the Corona pandemic will end and people’s lives shall soon revert back to normalcy,” Matuga appealed.
Matuga and Mogire Teachers Focus Foundation officials issued 2kgs of sugar, a bar of soap, 2 packets of cooking flour, 2 litres of cooking oil and 2kgs of rice to teachers employed by BOM to cushion them against effects of Corona virus pandemic.
By Deborah Bochere/Dan Nyamanga