It was Winston Churchill who said, we make a living by what we get but we get a life by what we give. On the last weekend of February, the Zetech fraternity lived out this saying by taking part in two community based initiatives designed to empower the less fortunate in the country.
The Zetech University Rotaract Club and other Rotary Clubs of Kenya gathered for a day of fun and feasting at the Jamhuri grounds on the 25th of February, with the varsity club taking charge of three designated schools; Zabibu School, Githunguri School and Gatongora school.
The Rotary Sunshine rally is an annual community drive designed to bring together thousands of kids with special needs for a day of fun, food and entertainment; the event works with clubs from all over the country so as to mentor as many schools as possible.
The Varsity Club and other volunteers, passionately took over the roles of transporting the children to and from their schools, as well as feeding and interacting with the over 200 delighted kids during the event.
The kids were also treated to entertainment by local stars such as Nameless, Mejja and FBI dancers, among other hype men who thrilled and inspired the beneficiaries.
Lauding the volunteers for the commitment, the University Dean of Student Affairs Elizabeth Muhia noted that community service is at the heart of the varsity and it is essential that students learn the gift of giving,
“We are keen on executing community based initiatives, with our students taking the lead on various projects to ensure they learn that it is important to use one’s skills and resources to better the community.” Ms Muhia noted.
To heighten the experience, the team also donated food items provided by the university to the schools’ management, to cater to their immediate needs for the coming months so that they can be comfortable as they learn.
It was indeed an inspirational experience that the Rotary fraternity and the children will never forget.