In a bid to live up to its mandate to support community empowerment initiatives, the University joined Dreams campaign in an inspiration and memorable community drive mid November, to inspire lives of the less fortunate in the society.
The team met on a cold Sunday morning to prepare for what turned out to be a fruitful and fulfilling session at the Kivuli Children’s centre; a rehabilitation facility that is a home to about 50 boys who were once street kids. Run by Father Kizito, and a partner to many more homes in Nairobi and Mombasa, a youthful and vibrant family of the rescued boys received the team at the Dagoreti based home for an engaging day.
The session involved a thorough cleaning of the facility; the team washed the boys’ clothes, cleaned the compound and prepared for them a sumptuous lunch.
Commenting on the drive, Senior Marketing Executive, Zetech University Wycliffe Sirengo shared that the initiative was designed to create a sense of community service among students and staff as well as other volunteers led by artist and entrepreneur Kennedy Ombima aka King Kaka,
“The programme is executed every last Sunday of the month and involves putting together donations for an identified children’s centre as well as a home visit where we do clean ups, feed the families and spend the entire day with them through inspiration talks and games.” Wycliffe noted. He was appreciative to the team for taking time to participate in the drive and expressed the varsity’s commitment to reaching out to those in need.
On his part, King Kaka called on the volunteers to continue in the same spirit citing Dreams campaign as a programme created for community empowerment, “This is indeed a special day for the team and we are honoured to take time to interact with the boys at Kivuli centre. We purpose to continue encouraging those in society to believe in themselves and in their dreams.”
In an entertaining afternoon session, the boys presented several items including acrobatics, music and dance where the beneficiaries got to showcase their talents and engage with the visitors.
The Kivuli team expressed their gratitude, noting that it is important that the boys are exposed and are inspired to continue reforming their lives. The centre, which was started in 1997, houses the boys, provides education and mentorship, and supports the beneficiaries in securing opportunities to earn an income and inspire others.