The office of the Bungoma County First Lady is partnering with KMET in a community project that will see improved child health, increased enrolment and retention of the children in school.
The project supported by Dr. Margaret Makelo, the Bungoma County First Lady is establishing a fundraising Kitty that will facilitate provision of sanitary pads to girls aged between 10 -24 years in over 1000 schools within the county.
In addition the Kitty will facilitate provision of nutriflour to every child below five years who visits a health facility in a move to combat malnutrition. Every child in a public nursery school will also be able to get a mug of nutriflour porridge every day.
Another component of the project will facilitate capacity building seminars to eradicate jiggers, reduce HIV/AIDS infections in the community as well as equipping the youth with basic life skills.
Dr. Margaret said the initiative will also include senior members of the society by engaging community health workers who will ensure that those above 80 years are taken care of at the comfort of their home.
Skip a lunch campaign
Bungoma county residents who are estimated at 1,500,000 persons are being approached to contribute to the kitty by skipping lunch once a month. By sparing KES 10 during lunch, the county will collect KES 15 million every month towards the project.
“By skipping a meal you are not only performing an act of solidarity with us but also raising money towards a solution to myriad problems in Bungoma County,” encouraged the first lady while speaking at KMET offices.
KMET will provide reusable sanitary towels as well and community capacity building services in the project that will be officially launched in June 2014.
You can contact the office of the first lady via email at email@example.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0715 757 501/ 055-30343.