Miss Tourism Bungoma Joyce Nasambu (right) donated free school uniforms to children at Nalondo CBM on Friday. PHOTO/COURTESY.
Children living with disabilities received a donation of school uniforms from a beauty pageant.
The event, which happened yesterday at Nalondo CMB in Bungoma County, saw more than 200 children with disabilities receive free school attires from the reigning Miss Tourism Kenya People’s Choice Ms Joyce Munyefu Nasambu.
Speaking during the event, Joyce, who is also the reigning Miss Tourism Bungoma, encouraged the young children to embrace education and live their dreams.
“We are doing this not just to show off but to motivate you all to become senior leaders in future,” Joyce said in an event that was also attended by Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa who donated Ksh20,000 and also pledged a new school bus for the institution.
According to Joyce, she started the initiative to encourage the children to go to school.
The initiative, dubbed #DisIsNotAbility, seeks to reach out to more children living with disabilities in Bungoma County and inspire them to realize their dreams. The initiative is under her Joyce Nasambu Foundation.
The event started with a procession from the Bungoma ttown CBD, fully instrumented by Salvation Army band up to Kanduyi Junction before the participants boarded the awaiting buses to Nalondo CMB Primary School.
Kenya Defense Force Soldier Edwine Wekoba, whose legs were amputated after his team was attacked by al Shabaab militants in Somalia, was also present and offered his support to the children and Joyce as well.
He encouraged the young kids to never feel neglected as the whole society wants them to succeed.
“I lost my feet while I was in Somalia defending our beloved country but that has not stopped me from fulfilling my desire to help fellow citizens living with disabilities,” he said.
Senior Private Wekola was awarded with the Silverstar Medal by President Uhuru Kenyatta for his dedication to serve the community.
“When I heard of this awesome event, I suspended all my activities to come and offer my moral support to Joyce and these wonderful children. As a community, we need to magnify our focus to these young children.” Wekoba told Wakajuaness.
The event was also attended by several local MCAs, County Government officials among others.