(MEDIA: Members of the BUCOYA during the exercise. PHOTO/COURTESY)
Youths in Bumula Constituency have embarked on giving back to the community through online fundraising in efforts to fight the Coronavirus pandemic and floods.
Bumula Constituency Youths Association (BUCOYA), through their Chairperson Ken Mupalia, are pooling efforts to help the vulnerable families amid the pandemic.
Now in its 2nd phase, the program kicked off in South and West Bukusu Wards on Monday where dozens of vulnerable families received foodstuffs.
The team first met their Patron Dr. Robert Nyukuri, Religious patron Father Payas and engaged local adminstration who helped in mapping on most affected households.
The targeted victims include those affected by floods, the special groups (PWDs, elderly, widows, orphans) and those affected by the Corona pandemic.
Mr. Mupalia noted that the youth play a vital role in the society especially during such trying moments.
“It’s our responsibility as youths to make impact to our society,” He said.
The youth have also committed to supporting the society through their available means.
“As Bumula Youths we saw the need to come together and contribute amongst ourselves and well-wishers to support our people. We believe the little contributions amongst us will yield huge impact to the victims,” said Mama Nafula.
While acknowledging the support of the youths, beneficiaries applauded the initiative and thanked them for such.
“We thank our youths for coming up with such an initiative to remember as the affected families of Bumula. May God bless you,” added Mrs Nafula.
The team is currently in Kimaeti Ward donating more foodstuffs. They begun with Nakhwana Sub-Location where various households benefited.
Through the program, the youths are targeting to to reach all the 7 Wards of Bumula constituency.
Other leaders include SG Edwin Situma, Vice Joyce Wafula, Japheth Barasa, Program Coordinator Evans Juma, former Kibabii University President Collins Simiyu advisors Wangila Wabomba, Martin Babu, Zablon Barasa and Godfrey Wamut.
Support can be channeled via mpesa number 0740098426 (Joyce Wafula).