It was an exciting day as Optiven Foundation team visited Mukui Primary and Secondary Schools to empower students ahead of their national exams. The students were inspired as well as issued examination materials, as they prepared to sit for KCPE and KCSE exams. The team led by Madam Mary Wacuka, a Trustee of Optiven Foundation, were on a mission to inspire and offer moral support to the candidates, living right to the Foundation’s core pillar of providing and supporting quality education in the society.
Today the 17th of October the world celebrates the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, a day that seeks to recognize the victims of poverty and all its related forms. One name that comes to mind on this day is the late Activist Joseph Wresinski who recognized that governments tended to ignore the plight of those living in poverty and hence, the day of his demise was set aside for the sole purpose of drawing the attention of the world to strategize ways to alleviate the looming threat of poverty.
The expanse that of the land forming the hills and valleys of Kajiado enveloped by the landscape of Mout Kilimanjaro, led to the winding road that led a team of staff working with Optiven Foundation to Loitoktok. The visit was a culmination of plans and interactions with the local Fellowship of Christian Churches in the area through a mutual meeting with a resident. The foundation team was in the town located on the foothills of Africa’s highest mountain – Mount Kilimanjaro that borders Tanzania and Kenya to share smiles and transform lives through the Mobility That Brings Smiles Campaigns.