Photos by: Phenny Nyamachama
The Uweza community center was filled to the brim last Sunday with parents of the sponsored children sitting sharing a platform. The center's open area created ample space for this special gathering. This was a forum aimed at comparing notes on different issues between the parents and their children in the sponsorship program.
|Uweza sponsorship students and parents at the community center|
One of the first up to speak was the chairman of the sponsorship committee, Mr. Tom Odumo. The committee is responsible for reviewing and approving applications to the program as well as addressing disciplinary issues among sponsored students. According to Mr. Tom, one of the aims of the meeting was to encouraging parents to follow up on their children’s welfare when in school, by checking on their school work and also at the end of the school term, by checking their children's report forms.
|Mr. Tom Odumo, elected Chairman of the Sponsorship Committe|
On his part, sponsorship coordinator, Mathew Muema, advised the children present not to engage into drugs which will easily mess their life plans. Mathew also did reminded parents to play their part on seeking medical attention for sick children since their health matters most.
|One of the sponsored student's fathers, left, and Sponsorship Coordinator, right, speak to the parents|
|County Director William Moi|
Jenipher Awuor and Phenny Nyamachama are members of the Uweza Journalism Club.