Bungoma East West FM salaams club joined hands to support thirty needy students to complete their college and university education as a way of championing for better society.
While addressing members and parents who gathered at Nzoia primary school in Maraka ward in Webuye East Constituency for the noble task of fundraising money to support the youths in different colleges and universities, the leadership led by Mzee Joseph Siangu and Mr. Wilson Mwanzia said the vision of the groups is to better the lives of the community and especially their members and education is the epitome of development and that’s why they decided to have a fundraiser for the sake of improving the lives of the needy students.
” We came up with the idea because we realized some of these youths who are set to benefit from this noble program are just at home due to lack of fees and in fact some finished their secondary school exams long time ago and achieved good grades but because of their poor family background they couldn’t manage to go to colleges and therefore this plan which will be continuous will see to it that such youths realize their dreams and we urge them to work hard and come back to give back to the community as we are doing now,” said Mr. Mwanzia.
Mr. Joseph Siangu appealed to the beneficiaries to work hard and get the best grades that will actualize their dreams. “Many have decided to support you and so kindly don’t let them down, go back to college and work extra hard and get what you want and come back home to serve the community because people who are here have committed their hard earned money to support your dreams and to whom much is expected, ” said Mr. Siangu.
Students who are set to be beneficiaries applauded the move and hailed West Media for coming up with salaams clubs which have benefited them and promised to work hard in order to come back and improve the lives of their parents and the community at large so that there can be a better society.
“We appreciate everyone who has supported us, we know times are hard but you decided to stand with us, we can’t take it for granted and we promise to work very hard and extremely hard in order to achieve our target and some day we will also come back and support others too, ” said one of the beneficiaries.
The leaders who attended the fundraiser among them seasoned politician Job Wafula Chelongo encouraged the 30 students to give education a priority while at school and shun from bad characters who would want to spoil their otherwise good future.
“Maintain the good discipline you have had because in colleges or universities some change and adopt other people’s life and some get pregnant before they finish their studies and others drop on their way yet parents and friends have sacrificed their hard earned money to take you to school please be careful not to fall in such trap.” Advised Chelongo.
He also appreciated the good work being done by West Media salaams clubs and affirmed their support and promised to continue engaging them in future as they have the best plan.