Students from Kibos School for the blind on Wednesday, 28 September found a reason to smile after DCI officers from Kisumu donated foodstuffs and other commodities to assist the needy students in the institution.
Led by the County Criminal Investigation officer Francis Wanjau, the officers said their donation was their way of sharing with the needy in the society.
Wanjau acknowledged the need to support the poor students especially those with special needs and terminal illnesses.
Most of these students come from needy backgrounds and lack basic needs, that is why we came here for our first visitFrancis Wanjau
He also called on the other members of the community to offer their assistance to those in need.
“Most of these students come from needy backgrounds and lack basic needs, that is why we came here for our first visit,” said Wanjau.
“We encourage the people of Kisumu to take up the responsibility of helping the needy,” he furthered.
Among the donations were maize flour, wheat flour, rice, cooking oil and an assortment of other personal non-food items for the students.
We are calling upon Kenyans to come in and help these needy students who come from very poor background but are good in terms of education and co-curricular activitiesCarolyne Templer
Kibos School for the Blind
Kibos School for the Blind which has been in existence for the last 59 years, depends on donations from well-wishers as well as grants from the government to fund their operations.
The institution now has 178 learners with 19 teachers.
However according to the institutions headteacher, Carolyne Templer the institution still needs more teachers to take care of the students.
She further noted that it was the first time the facility was receiving such a donation from the police officers and appealed to members of the public to assist them.
“It is rare to find individuals gather with us and help is and we are grateful to the DCI for the provision they have brought to this institution,” she said.
“We are calling upon Kenyans to come in and help these needy students who come from very poor background but are good in terms of education and co-curricular activities.