Monday, 10 January 2022 13:59

PUTTING A SMILE ON A FACE OF A CHILD, OUR MOTIVATION

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Putting a smile on a child's face can change the world, Maybe not the whole world but at least their world.

The last two years have been tough for many families and because of the Covid-19 pandemic that was first reported in the country two years ago, many families including children and women have had it rough.

In order to put a smile on a child’s face, the Council of Governors and the County Pension Fund organized a day with the children at Nairobi remand and rehabilitation school as part of corporate social responsibility. The Council organized activities including sharing games, inspiration talks, and interactive children engagements.

The CSR activity also gave children a platform to showcase their talents, including dancing and singing. Further, the Council donated various food and other items to ensure that the children receive the best possible care.

Despite the challenges the children face in life, they still forge ahead for a better tomorrow, hence the need for the Council to share with the young women and men.

The visitors were welcomed by the school’s administration who later requested the guest to give the children a listening ear as they interact and their kits and poems, they spoke to the guests.

However, given the uniqueness of the children since they come from different background, there was need to be cautious when handling them

The administration at the facility expressed their gratitude towards the Council and the CPF for their immense support for the Nairobi remand and rehabilitation school. Further, they called for joint efforts among all stakeholders to ensure the children successfully finish their rehabilitation and reunite with their families.

Speaking during her opening remarks, the Council of Governors Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Mary Mwiti, thanked the school’s administration for the opportunity to interact and have fun with children at the facility while emphasizing the importance of values such as hard work and discipline.

“Nothing in life comes easy. You need to work hard and adopt positive social behaviors to achieve your dreams. Strive to become a better and responsible individual who can positively impact the community,” she said while addressing children in the facility’s assembly hall.

She adds: ``While here, ensure you come out a better person that you came in for your own growth since by coming here we are contributing to your development growth. We want to see a better person. So ensure you don’t disappoint your people.”

The school that was established in 1957 is currently home to many children who are in conflict with the law and have been confined for committing both serious crimes, and petty offenses.

Additionally, the facility hosts children in need of reformation and correctional behavior and acts as a temporary home for lost children as their families are being traced.

The school, run through collaborative efforts between the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, only caters to under-age children since they require delicate nurturing and equal access to education.

The Council wishes to thank all those who contributed to this noble cause.

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