Faraja Foundation in partnership with Bidco Africa Ltd. on 3rd April 2o2o launched a campaign seeking for public support to maintain the high sanitation standards in the prison facilities by donating 350 boxes of bar soaps, diapers and 236 bales of tissue papers to Magereza House. The Commissioner General of Prisons Mr. Wycliffe Ogallo received the donations on behalf of the Service from the Chairman Faraja Foundation, CPA David Bett. Also present was the CEO Faraja Foundation, Ms. Jane Kuria, HSC, DCGP Benjamin Njoga and other senior prison officers. With the government shutting down entry and visitations to the prison facilities by citizens in response to the Corona Virus Pandemic, the inmates, including mothers with children, are faced with difficulties in accessing basic needs that were previously brought by their kin. We are therefore launching this campaign and urging all Kenyans of Goodwill to share their kindness with those behind bars by donating commodities that will improve sanitation and thus help in curbing the risk of infection of the #covid19 virus.
Today, Faraja Foundation donated toiletries to the Department of Probation and Aftercare Services which are to be used in probation hostels due to the lockdown. The donations were received by the assistant director, Mr. Isaiah Munyua. The department of probation and aftercare services are partners in reintegration and aftercare support. We also work especially on counselling and mentorship of the probationers. Moreover, most of the youth beneficiaries in our Form Ni Kukaa Poa Education Scholarship program are from borstal institutions and are supervised by this department.
Faraja Foundation this morning donated foodstuffs to the victims of floods that have reigned havoc in the North Rift, South Rift, Nyanza, Lower Eastern and Western Regions of Kenya. These donations were presented to the Kenya Red Cross Society which is going to help in the distribution based on its presence and network in all the 47 counties in Kenya. The Kenya Red Cross Society maps areas whose residents are in need of support. The donation comprised of foodstuffs that can be able to sustain 100 families for one month. Support can be given in the form of cash where families are given the option to choose what to buy for their households while others are given in kind, especially in areas that are very remote and vulnerable. Faraja Foundation finds itself in a unique space, leveraging on its Humanitarian assistance and Emergency Response pillar to help Kenyans have less of a burden even during the wake of the Corona Virus Pandemic. The President of the Republic of Kenya, HE Uhuru Kenyatta launched and applauded the Adopt A Family Initiative and urged Kenyans in the spirit of giving to continue giving to the less fortunate in the society.
We continue to open our donation baskets to all to give and let us all unite and stand with the victims of floods, and the inmates in prison who also need support to maintain high levels of hygiene.