Siilk Sports Bar and Lounge in Bungoma on Wednesday 7th April, 2021 sponsored 10 needy students to commence their driving school lessons at Nambia Driving College.
The students, drawn from various parts of Bungoma town cannot wait to achieve their dreams of learning how to drive after the two entities came together to materialize the initiative.
The deal is one of the many Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs that the newly-launched entertainment establishment seeks to achieve in efforts to give back to society.
Speaking during the launch attended by Siilk owner Mr. Steve Kaiser, Siilk Lounge manager Mr. Evans Mwisunji said the night club is not only after providing entertainment to the revelers, but also sharing the little they have with the needy in the society.
“Apart from being an entertainment establishment, we also have a duty to serve the community in whichever little we can so that young men and women cannot miss out on their dreams as we watch,” said Mr. Mwisunji during the afternoon event held at Silk Lounge, in Bungoma.
“We will try everything we can so that at least the needy in this community do not feel sidelined even as hard economic times bite during this COVID-19 pandemic” he added.
On his side, Nambia Driving School Director Dr. Joseck Khaemba thanked Silk Sports Club Lounge for the unique gesture, saying no local club has ever done that to the community.
“As Nambia Driving School, we take this gesture as a humble surprise that no one expected from an entertainment club. This is going to be a dream come true to the ten youths that we are going to make sure that they get their driving licenses after duly attaining their required heights,” said Dr. Khaemba.
Nambia Driving School is located opposite the Catholic Diocese of Bungoma.
This will be the second major Community Service Relationship that Siilk Sports Lounge Club has launched, weeks after penning down a sponsorship deal with Bungoma Superstars Football Club last month where the Division One League side got a relief to their financial woes courtesy of the fast-rising popular entertainment joint in Bungoma
On his part, Township Ward aspirant Mr. Stephen Oluoch, who brokered the deal, hailed the two partners for making this possible, noting that the partnership will go a long way in changing the lives of young men and women in the area.
“As a youth leader in this town, we have so many young men and women who have given up in life and resolved to abusing drugs and substances. When such support comes up, it means a lot to them and this is what we want other entities to do,” he said.
The 10 students have already started their training today and expected to take at least one month.
The sponsorship deal involved a total of Ksh100,000 which was paid in cash in full view of the invited guests. Speaking to Wakajuaness.Com, one of the beneficiaries, Mr. Omar Iddi, hailed the sponsorship, saying it’s a role model to other individuals and entities.
“This sponsorship is entirely going to change my life. Mr. Kaiser has done something that not even our elected leaders can do. It’s not even possible to thank him and Siilk Lounge because of the emotions. It means a lot to me. May God bless him and his staff so much,” said the emotional Omar.
Here is a list of the ten beneficiaries selected in an accordance with gender achievement:
- Mr. Martin Onido
- Mr. Omar Iddi
- Mr. Dickson Okisa
- Mr. Timothy Bundu
- Mr. Brian Saidi
- Ms. Sylvia Ndombi
- Ms Johary Mohammed
- Ms Diana Ayuma
- Mr. Joshua Nambula
- Mr. George Wekesa