Alumni of various schools in Busia County have been urged to support their former learning institutions.
Speaking while flagging off four Starehe Boys Alumni for 1000 kilometre race in Busia on Monday, Busia Deputy Governor Moses Mulomi challenged the local residents to consider giving back to the community.
I would like Busia residents to emulate Starehe Boys Centre which is currently supporting 19 boys from this County, he said.
Mulomi added that Starehe boys centre has been in existence for 60 years and supported 14,000 students across the country.
Here in Busia, we are lucky because they are supporting 19 of our boys this year, he said.
He stated that the alumni were targeting to raise Sh. 5 million through the cycling race with a view to supporting five bright and needy students every year.
The money will be placed in an endowment fund which will be earning interest every year, said Mulomi.
The official supported the initiative challenge all the alumni from Busia schools to borrow a leaf from it.
Those who learnt in Busia schools are very many and these schools also need support, he said adding that the issue of school fees should not be left to certain individuals or bursary funds alone.
Mulomi pointed out the county had so many privileged people urging them to contribute positively to Society.
The four Starehe Boys alumni, a parent and a friend to the Centre ventured into the 1,000 kilometer cycling race from Busia to Mombasa with a view to raising Sh. 5 million that will go towards Griffin Memorial Endowment Trust Fund with a view to supporting underprivileged boys and girls in education.
The participants of the 10 days journey include Samwel Kibiko, John Odor, Fredrick Njoroge, Ian Mwangi, Peter Gitu and Jeremiah Nyegenye who is the clerk to the senate.
Source: Kenya News Agency