40 mentors of the KeMU Mentorship Club participated in a Sanitary towel drive where they visited 3 schools and donated Sanitary towels to the young girls. This was an idea that was born in July 2016 when a group of mentors were concerned about the state of need amongst school going girls in regard to limited access to sanitary towels. This prompted them into action and the university management showed full support and goodwill. The initiative was tagged “Adopt a Girl Campaign” #adotpagirl. The initiative was organized by a brilliant committee chaired by Faith Wangeci, Jackson Bassey (Mr. Ghetto Kenya), Jackline Oyire (Miss KeMU Main Campus 2015/2016), Nickson Ongera (Mr. KeMU 2015/2016) and Victor Mwenda. This committee was given mandate by the Office of the Dean of Students, Mr. Jeff Kubai.
Students and staff jointly made contributions of over ksh. 90,000 as well as many boxes of sanitary towels in support of the noble initiative. The returns of the Sanitary Towel Drive are projected to support 1,050 girls with sanitary towels for 3 months.
The event was flagged off at 9am on 6TH October by the Dean of Students, Mr. Jeff Kubai at the University Grounds in a colorful ceremony in the presence of KeMU staff, students and a team from Jielimishe Girl Education Challenge (JGEC). The procession then left for Gikumene Primary School where we were cordially received by the Headteacher as well as the ecstatic students with smiles, song and dance. This later culminated with the handing over of boxes of sanitary towels, brief speeches and a photo session.
The outgoing Students’ Counsellor Madam Rebecca Mugo and the incoming students’ Counsellor who is also the club patron Mr. Kenneth Gitiye Kiambarua, Albert Nsengu and Victor Sambuli both from the marketing department are among the staff members who accompanied the club members during the distribution exercise.
The Sanitary Towel Drive was graciously covered by NTV, KTN, Royal Media Services, Kenya News Agency and other local stations. The procession then headed to Ntakira Secondary School and finally to Irinda Day Secondary School for the climax of the event. Both teachers and students expressed much gratitude basing the fact that university students had driven such an impactful initiative.
Yours Sincerely and in Students’ Service,
KeMU Mentorship Club Chairman
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