By Hilda Mbugua
It was yet another inspirational day for the less fortunate at Mwihoko’s Christ our Refugee Children’s home this past weekend as the Zetech University Rotaract members and Ruiru-based NGO- FOCUS Group, joined forces to conduct this month’s Chapati Forum.
Chapati Forum programme aims at feeding and relating with street children within the area of Kiambu County and has since spread to other parts of the country as it passes a message of hope and optimistic attitude towards life among the less fortunate youth in Kenya.
The determined team of youthful persons prepared a warm chapatti meal, with a sumptuous meat stew and tasty vegetable stew as well as other simple meals to warm up the Saturday afternoon for the young and elderly alike. The turnout was good as many volunteers were present and willingly gave a helping hand resulting in an inspiring experience for the beneficiaries.
In attendance was Honorable Member of the National Assembly for Ruiru Esther Gathogo, who was excited about the initiative as she led the children in a fun session of dance and entertainment. She applauded the chapatti forum programme quoting it as’ a good way of interacting with needy’.
“Children should be encouraged to live a happy and trouble free life. This will help to build a strong and sane society in the future, free from all sorts of evil that is currently present in the society and most importantly inspire them to adopt a winning attitude.” Hon. Gathogo said.
To add colour to the event, Zetech University models commanded the stage to entertain in style, showcasing different outfits to display their creativity as well as demonstrate that talent can take you far. In addition, the recently crowned Mr and Miss Birmingham were present and engaged with the excited children after performing a graceful catwalk.
Indeed Rotaract Club members did a great job in representing the varsity calling on more students to take time to make a difference and build the society.