Zetech University’s Rotaract Club this weekend took part in an unusual edition of the Chapati Forum coined Chapati for Chapati forum to celebrate the volunteer programme that is held every month.
Keen on community service, the Zetech team came out in large numbers for a day of fun and feasting at the BTL grounds in Ruiru Town, Kiambu County, joining hundreds of like-minded Kenyans committed to empowering society.
The initiative organised and chaired by Roman Kariuki started in 2011 and grew to partner with Zetech University’s Rotaract Club and other brands, in a bid to bring street children together, feed them and clothe them as well as mentor them, so that they do not feel marginalised by the community.
Commenting on the continued success of the initiative, Roman said that people are natural givers and they have come a long way, “Since we started, with the help of Zetech university, God has done us great,” he said, “I realize that altruism is a natural trait to many and we thank our partners for their unfailing support and participation.” he added.
Varsity Rotaract member, Kelvin Kimani said the community service initiative with the global Service Above Self tagline, has given him a chance to empower the less fortunate in society. Kelvin is grateful for the opportunity the Chapati Forum has presented to his team to selflessly inspire lives in Kiambu and beyond.
The Chapati Forum for Chapati Forums event was aimed at bringing all ‘Chapati Forums’ crew across the region together for a fun filled day to interact, network and socialise. As the name suggests participants were treated to a storm of Chapati feasting and top notch entertainment.
The event was graced by Top Kiambu County officials who folded their sleeves and helped out, led by Nominated Member of Parliament, Hon. Isaac Mwaura and Kiambu County Speaker, Hon. Gathii Irungu, among others.
The Nominated Member of Parliament for Special Interest Groups under ODM party ticket expressed the government’s support on community based initiatives through partnerships with corporate organisations, “I have been part of Chapati Forum for a long time and we will work together in the future; I also acknowledge the role played by individual organisations in contributing to the success of his golden venture,” he said as he introduced beneficiaries of some of his initiatives.
The President of Zetech University’s Rotaract club, Peace Ndinda said that varsity students have given great support to the club’s initiatives, “Our club has been part of numerous projects, thanks to our student members and we are committed to making a difference.”
Applauding the club’s efforts, Zetech VC Prof. Edwin Wamukoya, who is the Patron of the Rotaract Club, shared that the varsity is committed to investing in initiatives that lead to the growth and development of its surrounding society.
“Zetech is on the front line to produce wholesome individuals; graduates that stand out as passionate and exemplary persons in character, who also excel in their education,” he said,
“Rotaract build the selfless trait in our students, teaches sacrifice and giving back to society, and we are proud of the great job they are doing.” he added.