The Happy Life Children’s Home got an early Christmas treat from Jomo Kenyatta University Procurement and Supplies Students Association (JKUPSSA) in partnership with Friends for Charity Organization when they visited the foundation based in Juja, Saturday, December 1, 2018. The initiative was organized to uplift the Children’s Home through donations, as a way of complementing its effort to reduce the number of children roaming the streets.
The Association donated food stuff, clothes, shoes, sanitary towels and beauty products for the children among other items. They further participated in cleaning and cooking for the children.
JKUPSSA Chairperson, William Thoya, said, during this festive season, the association was driven by the need to ease the burden of those taking care of the orphaned children while encouraging other Associations to extend a similar gesture to the less fortunate in the society.
In order to eradicate street families and street children, the Chairperson called for collaborative approach between various stakeholders inclined towards eradicating street families as well as individuals and groups advising further it will cultivate good virtues in the society.
Mr. Thoya lauded JKUAT for supporting the clubs and societies to do their work freely saying, it has broadened the students’ minds and exposed them to critical social issues in the society thus enhancing problem solving skills among students.
“As students, we find it wise to go out of our capacity regardless of our social, economic and ethnic backgrounds because the University has prepared us to be problem solvers in the society,” said Mr. Thoya
The Chairperson further lauded Jomo Kenyatta University Students Association for supporting the initiative through donations. JKUSA Chairman Ibrahim Boru was part of the team that visited the Children’s Home.