Kisii MP encourages water harvesting to save girls time for study

Kisii County Woman Representative Dorice Aburi speaks at the launch.

Kisii County Woman Representative Dorice Aburi has asked residents to learn to harvest water during the rainy season as a way of saving for the dry spells.

The MP decried the amount of time wasted by school girls travelling for many kilometres to fetch water from the river at the expense of their studies.

She was speaking at Masige East Ward in Bobasi Constituency when she launched a borehole worth Ksh1.5 million.

Dr Magdaline Gesare (centre) with Michael Motume (left) during the launch of Masige East Ward bore hole and Annual Kevin Aruasa tournament. 

The Woman Representative reiterated her zeal to empower the girl child by supporting her get quality education, lamenting that most girls from poor homes miss school during their monthly periods because they cannot afford to buy sanitary towels.

She said her office had supplied enough sanitary pads for Nyamache Sub-county schools.

“We brought enough sanitary pads and kept them in Nyamache County Commissioner’s office and the hospital to await distribution when schools reopen next week,” she said.

The MP was flanked by Nairobi businessman Kevin Aruasa who asked parents and teachers to encourage children to realize and develop their talents in various activities like football, dancing and athletics.

Kevin Aruasa during the launch of Masige East Ward Annual Talent Search Tournament.

He lauded the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) because it embraces holistic growth of the child.

During the meeting, Aruasa launched soccer and athletics tournaments which he said will be played annually to expose talents early and possibly support their development.

Area MCA Michael Motume welcomed the idea and promised to work with anybody who supports education, asking leaders to work together for development in the region.


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