13 schools benefit from free uniforms and sanitary pads

13 primary schools in North Kamagambo in Rongo Sub County have benefited from free school uniforms and sanitary pads from Lwala Community Alliance (LCA).

Speaking during the opening of a new classroom that was built by Lwala Community Alliance, parents and area community at Kadianga Primary School, the Assistant Director of Education Rongo Sub County Dr. Grace Obuya lauded the Lwala Community Alliance for their contribution to the donations and encouraged them even to do more to help the less privileged and vulnerable students in the society to achieve their education dreams

Dr. Obuya said that the constructed classroom will provide an enabling environment to learners and help them improve their academic grades. She said that Non- Governmental Organisations play a crucial role in the education sector by filling in the gaps left and ensuring that children are well gathered for in schools.

On the issue of Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC), Dr. Obuya said that the curriculum will largely help the children career wise as the model was a practical one that will enable the children at an earlier age to get firsthand experience of their surroundings.

Ms. Hellen Goro the Programmes Director for Lwala Community Alliance said that the donation programme will enable the vulnerable school pupils to have an enabling environment to learn and concentrate. She noted that the free uniforms and sanitary pads will help the vulnerable students to be decent and presentable in school and prevent dropout because of lack of the same. The official said that out of the 13 primary schools in North Kamagambo Ward, the alliance was sponsoring 100 vulnerable girls.

The official noted that the Lwala Community Alliance will keep helping the Rongo Community to ensure that learners are catered for in order to achieve their dreams. She encouraged the pupils to be focused in their education and help build a better society in future.

Ms. Goro also pointed out that the organization has a School Fee Social Programme that has so far been able to sponsor 45 students from primary level upwards to secondary with their basic needs. Ms. Goro said that with only one drop out the rest have managed to transit to tertiary levels while 23 managed to join various universities.

The Lwala Community Alliance so far has educated a total of 240 vulnerable girls including those that had dropped out due to early pregnancies. “We help these vulnerable girls through counselling and mentorship programmes apart from providing them with free uniforms and sanitary pads. When we do reentry we ensure we maintain these vulnerable girls and ensure that they transit to high school so that we can achieve our 100 percent transition, said Ms. Goro. The official welcomed like minded organizations, alumni and well-wishers to come and partner with them so that they can ensure the 100 percent transitions of the vulnerable in society are able to transit to high school and tertiary institutions.

The Headteacher of Kadianga Primary School Ms. Aisha Otieno thanked the Lwala Community Alliance, the community and parents of Kadianga primary school for partnering with them and helping them set up the classroom. The Headteacher said that the classroom will help the pupils and future children to have a conducive learning environment.

On her part, Ms. Rosely Anyango, a representative of the parents, encouraged other like minded Non-Governmental Organizations to come and help the vulnerable to ensure that they are not left behind education wise.