Monday, March 5, 2012

Canadian charity donates to destitute Kitui children

As posted by The Star, Nairobi, Kenya, March 5, 2012.


A Canadian charity over the weekend donated bedding and clothing items worth Sh6 million to about 600 destitute primary school children in Kitui county. Canadian Sleeping Children around the World gave mattresses, blankets, schools uniforms and bags, shoes and mosquito nets to the primary school children. The donation was made in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Nairobi at the Kitui Stadium on Saturday.

A representative of the Canadian charity, David Jonness said his organisation targets disadvantaged children between the ages of six and 12 years. "“We aim to alleviate poverty and suffering among the poor children. We want to make their lives in schools and even at home bearable so that they can concentrate on their studies,” Jonness said. Kennedy Ngumbau, a Nairobi businessman thanked the organisation for the donation which will benefit children from selected schools in Kitui Central, Mutito and Kitui West districts.