A gathering of hundreds of young faces and eager smiles welcomed a host of Zetech University students on 7th May as they set up for a day of interaction and fun with children at the Ruiru Rehabilitation centre, based in Kiambu County. The centre is home to kids aged 6 years- 18 years and provides shelter, clothing and food to those who otherwise have no source of livelihood.
With the support of the institution’s CSR Office, the team of helpers set up and kicked off a thorough cleanup of the centre that holds two dormitories, a small library, a kitchen, a compound and several washrooms for the inhabitants.
The students, led by the contestants of the upcoming 2016 Mr and Miss Zetech University pageant who understand their roles as representatives of the varsity in giving back to the community, delved into a session of washing clothes, scrubbing floors and toilets, clearing dorms and compounds much to the amusement of the kids who kept them entertained throughout the clean up,
“It is always good to empower the community through whatever platform is presented; I am grateful to have had the opportunity to make the Ruiru rehab centre more comfortable for the kids and to have interacted with the amazing children,” said Josphat Ngari who led the team of models in the initiative.
Thereafter, the volunteers entertained and interacted with the kids as they learned more about the centre and shared with them a meal keenly listening to their life stories and their future ambitions.
“The university is structured to empower students to use their influence to better the community and this initiative was no different,” stated Head of Communication and Student Affairs Moses Maina, “I am proud of all the volunteers for taking the time to inspire lives.”
Maina further noted that the varsity CSR Office is committed to foster a sense of giving back in its learners to ensure that they understand that within them lies the power to inspire lives.
On his part Eric Wanajala, who manages the centre, noted with delight the commitment and joy shown by the Zetech fraternity in making the day a success and creating a memorable experience for the family.
He received donations in form of stationery materials from the institution to empower the kids in their learning endeavors as well as clothes and shoes contributed by the generous students.
Applauding the team for the dedication demonstrated, ZUSA Organising Secretary David Manza celebrated his fellow students citing that the team truly made a difference, following appreciative reports by the centre’s volunteers and management.
Once again, the Zetech family has shown its commitment to inspire and enhance the community through such initiatives designed to improve lives.
Top Photo caption: Zetech University Communication Officer Ivy Muigai hands over stationery to family members of Ruiru Rehabilitation Centre