Marsabit Relief Program to benefit 13000 Pupils
More than 13,000 primary school learners are set to benefit from a Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) relief programme launched in Marsabit County worth a whooping Shs 12 million.
The LTWP is set to donate food to the program which will then be distributed directly to the schools by a team put together by the firm.
According to the LTWP CEO Philip Leferink, the project is an important thing and has come at a good time to ensure primary school children continue with their education during the current third and final term for the current academic year.
“We have stepped up our drought assistance programs and we will donate food to feed each primary school pupil every day in all sixty primary schools in Laisamis constituency,” Leferink.
Marsabit County Commissioner Paul Rotich praised the relief program and then urged other organizations to cooperate in order to help local communities that have been affected by drought.
“We are urging other organizations to help communities affected by natural disasters. It is our role to build resilient relationships that directly support all family aspects. We can make a change if organizations, governments and the private sector act quickly to meet the needs of communities that have been affected,” he said.
County Director of Education Apollo Apuko also reiterated Rotich’s statements and implored Kenyans to work together to address the chronic food insecurity problem that has been affecting communities.
Apollo added that the issue of food insecurity has affected the delivery of education to children, especially during their formative years.
“We should prioritize this, any investment in knowledge pays the best interest,” he added.
A report by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has revealed that the cumulative impact of two poor rainy seasons has caused humanitarian needs in Kenya’s Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL) to rise rapidly.