KAGUMO COLLEGE AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Friday 15th May 2020, the sun rises nice and bright, and to match this are the spirits of the team of officers representing the College in a noble mission: providing support to the neighbouring community in containment of COVID -19 and also rendering help to families affected by floods and land- slides in the community.
The team was led by the Deputy Principal, Mr Cyrus Ndirangu and included the Dean of Students Pastor Charles Mureithi, the Senior Master Boarding Mr Joshua Ndung’u, the Procurement Officer Ms Bilha Mugo, the College Nurse Mrs Mercy Mathenge, the Clinical Officer Mr. Charles Kinyua and Driver Francis Maina.
Armed with the well packaged supplies the team boarded the College Mini –bus ( KAV 288E) and made their way to the community ensuring social distance within the bus and donning protective masks in line with the Ministry of Health requirements.
Proper prior planning had seen the Chief of Gaaki Ward Mr Phillip Mathenge and the MCA of Gaaki/Aguthi ward Hon. Stanley Wakibia involved. The two local leaders escorted the team to the various sub- locations and introduced them to the community. At each station they found the Assistant-Chief , Nyumba Kumi Chairperson and a representative of each invited family waiting. Specifically, the team visited Mutathi-ini, Kiawaithanji, Kangaita and Huho-ini sub locations, Gathaithi Health Centre as well as Kiangacha in Gichira where the landslide victims were located. The team appreciated the high level of coordination witnessed at all the stations they visited.
Each target group was taken through measures to contain COVID-19 by the College health officers and they were also sensitized concerning the DTE course offered in the College. They were encouraged to urge those who qualify to apply for the course. Each of the 100 households targeted got a pack of maize, beans, riceand bar soap as well as face masks enough for each family at a maximum of 8 masks per family.
The community appreciated the gesture, saying that in the 89 years of the College’s existence they had never seen anything like that. They were very happy that the College was thinking about them in their time of need. Needless to say the College is now feted for taking on this social responsibility. The College representatives in the exercise joined the community in thanking the Chief Principal and the Board of Management for facilitating the exercise and giving them an opportunity to mingle with the community and put a smile on their faces.
Reported by Susan Wanjohi- SM Languages