KUNEC VISITS JOMO KENYATTA HOME FOR THE DISABLED IN EMBU
Jomo Kenyatta Home for the physically handicapped children began in 1970. The major reason for beginning this home was to cater for the vulnerable children with physical disabilities. The home was named after the first Kenyan president, Hon Jomo Kenyatta, who played an instrumental role in its foundation. The home caters for children from Embu County and the surrounding Counties. It’s a home to
many children born with physical challenges, who lacks an opportunity to access education unlike other children due to their inability to walk for long distances from their home to the nearest primary schools.
It also gives them an opportunity to access education through a regular school where they integrate with other able children from the society effectively. The center also offers assistance to children with health complications commonly associated with some disabilities. Due to this challenge, a need arose to locate such a home close to a major health center where the children could promptly access medical attention whenever need arose. As a result, Jomo Kenyatta Home was located adjacent to Embu Urban primary School which is a public school near Embu Provincial General Hospital. This idea was birthed by some volunteers of the Red Cross in Embu; the center was entrusted to the Embu community in partnership with the Kenya Red Cross society.
The trip started at the campus Bus stop at 8.a.m. the students had a short prayer and the buses left for Embu. it was a good trip as they passed through Thika town, Makutano, Mwea and then Embu town where there was a stop over to purchase some items for the children. On arrival they were received by the home chairman who welcomed the students and introduced the other members who help him run the children’s center. The students had an opportunity to introduce themselves to their host before they began those days’ events this was in line with their outreach activity.
Kenyatta University Environmental Club Members walks to the Childrens center, carrying some goodies for the children
Kenyatta University Environmental Club Members walks to the Childrens center, carrying some goodies for the children.
Kenyatta University Environmental Club Members arrives to the Childrens center, with some goodies for the children.
Kenyatta University Environmental Club Members enjoys cleaning the children’s compound.
Kenyatta University Environmental Club Members enjoys cleaning the children’s clothes at the center.
Club Members joined children from the center to plant trees in the designated place within the compound
This seemed to be the moment the children were waiting for, lunch indeed very delicious. Kunec members also joined the children to enjoy the lunch.
The day could not have ended any better. It was an interaction time and group photos
After all was done, a vote of thanks was given by the chairman of the children home, who thanked the University, and the KUNEC students for finding time in their busy calendar to visit the children’s home. The bus left Embu back to the University.
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 January 2019 12:24