The Board visited the Kabarnet School for the Deaf and Blind in Baringo County on Saturday, 28th May, 2016 and donated 70 Mackintosh Mattresses, 70 Blankets, 70 Bedsheets and 70 Jackets to the institution. This was the second time the Board was visiting the school after its first visit in the year 2015, where the Board learned first-hand of the school’s dire need of the aforementioned materials. The Kabarnet School for the Deaf and Blind was established in the year 1985 and it is the only one of its kind in the entire east and central Africa which caters for children who are both deaf and blind and also suffer from other disabilities including mental and physical.
During this particular visit, the Boards Chair, Mr. Sharad Rao reiterated the commitment of the Board to the welfare of the needy in our society. He also made a commitment that besides the Board, he would make arrangements to visit the school with his friends to avail the school with the much needed support.
Expressing similar sentiments, the Vice Chair of the Board. Ms. Roseline Odede, said that she would also play a role in ensuring that the legal fraternity is sensitized to extend support to the school. She congratulated the teachers and staff of the school for the noble course that they have chosen to serve.
Board Member, Justus Munyithya who also attended the function expressed the Boards pleasure to partner with other well-wishers in undertaking such endeavours. He was supported with the CEO, Mr. Reuben Chirchir, who reminded the participants that the Board had seriously considered their previous request and that this was the reason the Board squeezed time in its final stretch to ensure that the Mackintosh Mattresses, Bed Sheets, Blankets and Jackets were supplied to the School. He said that it was the Board’s joy to see that this very needy case was catered for.
The Baringo County Women’s Representative Hon. Grace Kiptui who has partnered with the Board in this exercise expressed her sheer gratitude at the Board’s move to donate the goods; an action that went on to touch the hearts of pupils, teachers, caretakers of the Institution and the Baringo County people at large.