NGO celebrates festive season by donating food, clothing to needy children in Dagoretti
A non-governmental organization that has been empowering both the boy and girl child, AshaHersi Foundation, sought to celebrate this year’s Christmas by visiting the Dagoretti Early Child Intervention Programme (DCIP) located in Waithaka area.
The director of the institution, Felister Wangui Kibe, welcomed the donation, at the same time calling on well-wishers to support the children especially this festive season by putting a smile to their faces.
“They need basic needs such as food and clothing. Many orphans are as a result of HIV/ AIDS, others were abandoned by their guardians. My main motivation has been to provide them with food, clothing, education, medical care and healthy environment,” said Wangui.
On her part, the AshaHersi Foundation founder and CEO, AshaHersi Morge, said that by supporting the children’s home, they are advancing the philosophy that Kenyans’ problems needs Kenyan solutions.
She said the foundation has also supported and initiated a mentorship programme for the youth in Bungoma County to address cases of early and teenage pregnancies.
She added that they have expanded their tentacles to also help the young children and less fortunate so that they can leave a mark in their lives as well.
“In the past we have partnered with Safaricom to help young entrepreneurs by supporting talents. We have also partnered with the Beyond Zero initiative by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta and Women in Business. All these programmes have borne fruits and we are proud of our achievement as a foundation,” said Morge.
Morge noted that the foundation aims at touching many hearts during this year’s festive season.
“Since the onset of Covid-19 pandemic, the foundation has been in cooperation with Bungoma County in conducting short term counseling sessions, talks and discussion on various issues top among them the teenage pregnancies, sex education and behavior change among others,” she added.