Matunda Jua Kazi Community Based Organisation has allocated Ksh.1.6 million towards payment of fees and other academic requirements for needy secondary students from Likuyani Sub County this year.
Speaking to www.westfm.co.ke during the vetting process of applicants at Ivugwi constituency office, the CBO’s Director, Mrs. Angela Nelima, said besides meeting academics costs, her organisation has been at the forefront in assisting orphaned and vulnerable children with other basic needs which include food and clothing.
Mrs. Nelima disclosed the CBO targets to pay fees for a total of 180 students, out of which 147 are continuing students, while the rest are those who will be joining Form one in February.
“The main objective of this project is to enable the beneficiaries receive uninterrupted education and life skills, which in effect will help them realize their future dreams,” said Nelima who at the same time expressed her excitement over exemplary performance by Kemoli Loveline Achala in last year’s KCPE.
Kemoli, a former pupil at Matunda Fountain Grammar School and who was under the care of the CBO, scored a total of 435 marks and was rated the best in Likuyani Sub County.
“My CBO stepped in to assist the pupil after the parents separated, leaving her in the hands of a helpless grandmother at Matunda,” revealed Nelima.
The Director assured members of the public that her organisation will continue championing for the rights and protection of orphan and vulnerable children, but at the same time appealed the public to be considerate of such members of society.