NGO to launch school feeding programme to boost learners’ nutrition, enrollment

Program Coordinator Lawrence Omondi, Neema Educational centre -CBO based in Noonkopir Kitengela, Kajiado County- Kenya.

Now Chew on This, a nonprofit organization, has committed to launch a feeding programme at Neema Educational Centre as a move to ensure the learners are healthy and in school.

Dr Charmene Vega, a director at the organization, noted that the learners at the institution are from humble backgrounds hence any help from a well-wisher is highly appreciated.

The school caught her attention after pupils uploaded on the school’s social media platforms, photos of their Maasai bead work, which she promised to promote to boost the learners’ morale.

The centre manager and programme coordinator Lawrence Omondi thanked Dr Vega for the initiative and called upon other well-wishers to support the institution which is a community based organization meant to offer education to vulnerable children.

He noted that Kitengela town is fully dominated by private schools which most parents can’t afford hence they don’t enroll their children to schools. This has led to a high number of children idling in streets and engaging in vices.

This pushed him to start Neema Educational Centre in 2012 with only 10 pupils. His main motive was to offer primary education level sponsorship to children from less fortunate families.

The school currently has 250 pupils.

Omondi noted that education is the key to success and the only weapon to eradicate poverty in the society.

By Michael Opiyo

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