The nippy weather was not enough to deter Rotarians and Rotarators from Nairobi Lang’ata from engaging with brilliant students who had been sponsored by the Club. Vocational Services Director Carol Mburu championed teams to visit St. Lwanga Primary School, Nakuru and King’eero Primary School, Kikuyu on 8th and 22nd August respectively.
The Club has sponsored 26 bright but needy students and continues to connect, track their academic progress, and motivate them. The Rotarians and Rotaractors offered them a shoulder to lean on, whispering encouragement and counsel on coping with academics and the struggles associated with the pandemic.
“We work with our club members to identify needy students in their communities who have performed well to sponsor them through high school. Mentorship is also a critical part of the engagement if only to uplift and encourage them to pay it forward. We carry our Rotaractors along to strengthen the bond with the students,” noted Caroline Mburu, Vocational Services Director.
During the events, the girls were also provided with a year’s supply of sanitary towels. The engagement is part of Rotary International’s promise to strengthen the capacity of communities by supporting basic education and literacy, reducing gender gaps in education, while aiming to increase adult literacy.
In line with Rotary International’s latest area of focus in Supporting the Environment, all in attendance got down and dirty to decorate the school compound with tree seedlings.