300 children benefit from Lions Club of Menengai’s Dignity packs

300 needy children in Nakuru on Wednesday benefited with dignity packs from Lions Club of Menengai.

According to the Club’s President Rani Ramchandani,the donation was made possible through the support from Nairobi Giant Group of Twiga.

The donation.PHOTO/Courtesy

The donation was handed over to the 200 girls and 100 boys at Hyrax Hill Museum during Nakuru Child Rights Network event to launch 16 Days of Activism.

The packs contain sanitary pads for the girls,soaps,and inner wears for boys.

The packs will go long way in ensuring dignity for the needy children with majority of girls having to struggle to get sanitary pads.

Rani noted that the COVID-19 pandemic has been a big blow to families.

She noted some girls have to go without sanitary pads during their menses as parents struggle to put food on table.

“We have served 300 children.For boys we have 100 benefiting with the dignity packs while 200 girls will also benefit.We are doing this so that the children can feel part of the society” said Rani.

Lions Club of Menengai has been in the forefront in reaching out to vulnerable groups in society with donations especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.



Lobby groups call for need to safeguard child rights

Various lobby groups under the umbrella Nakuru Child Rights Network have joined hands in calling for protection of children rights.

The Network has commenced creating awareness on child rights even as 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence commences.

Speaking at Hyrax Hill Museum on Wednesday during a dialogue forum between parents and children,Cosmas Mutua said such dialogues are key towards realization of children rights.

Mutua terming such a move as the only way to help understand what challenges children face in life.

He added that issues of Gender Based Violence have continued to derail the well-being of children in society.

“We are here to launch 16 Days of Activism.We are aware GBV is a concern and that’s why we have engagement with children and parents through the dialogues” said Mutua.

The dialogues,be says target teenagers who are now idle at home due to COVID-19 pandemic that led to schools closure.

During the dialogues,teenagers are taken through de-briefing sessions to ensure they are mentaly fit as well as matters reproductive health and empowerment.

Mutua challenging parents to also play their role of parenting to avert more problems in society.

“We are also targeting parents for we believe they failed in one way on the other when it comes to parenting” he said.

The Nakuru Child Rights Network also calling on both counties and national government to ensure adequate funding for gender programs.

The host of the event Hyrax Hill Museum Curator Ms Lilian Amwanda on her part calling for need to address the challenges facing children in society.

Ms Amwanda stating that, “any Gbv against parents affects children in different ways.”

She is however optimistic that the children-parents dialogue will help address some of the challenges children face.

Lions Club of Menengai was the key sponsor of the event.

The club through President Rani Ramchandani donated dignity packs to 300 children.

“We have served 300 Children.For boys we have 100 benefiting with dignity packs while 200 girls get sanitary pads,soaps and inner clothes” said Rani.


Lion’s Club of Menengai extends Charity hand to Eldamaravine

Lion’s Club of Menengai in partnership with other like-minded organizations have continued to extend  Charity work to needy and vulnerable groups in society.

On Saturday the Club in collaboration with Tobias Foundation,Women Like Us Centre,and Reach To Her campaign extended their charity work to Eldamaravine in Baringo.

Their destination was Simotwet Primary- one of the schools with special needs students in Eldamaravine.

The families living with these special needs children have been going through challenges especially during this COVID-19 pandemic.

However,the visit by Lion’s Club of Menengai and the other organizations was a sigh of relief.

The group donated blankets to the school.

They also donated food baskets to 20 vulnerable families.

Speaking at the School, President Lion’s Club of Menengai Ms Rani Ramchandani reiterated their commitment towards assisting the needy in society.

She noted that such charity work give hope to the vulnerable families who are facing it tough during the COVID-19 period.

The President Lion’s  Club of Menengai promising to support the needy children in the school with medication and any other needs that the children might require.

“We’ve spent quite sometime with the special needs children as well as the families and as Lion’s Club of Menengai with out friends we shall offer support that we can including medication” said Ramchandani.



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