Saturday, October 13, 2018
By Barrack Muli,
A Kitui based Special School for Cerebral Palsy on Thursday received donation supplies for domestic use from the County Government of Kitui.
The school that gives refuge to 32 children many of them with cerebral palsy condition benefitted with utilities including baby mates, food supplies and personal necessities that will support the decent running of the institution.
Magdalene Kitonga, retired coordinator – Kitui Central region and founder St. Magdalene Special School for Cerebral Palsy, started the school in mid-2015 in Kitui’s Site estate.
She expressed joy towards the County Government’s support saying it was an inspiring move to the children and the whole fraternity.
“We have had challenges of food for our children and other necessities, you’ve come the right time. We appeal for more assistance from other well-wishers to help us take better care of these children” She said.
She said the project seeks to provide basic needs, shelter and education and looks after the children to help them grow up healthy and confident.
The County aid was delivered by Chief Officer Ministry of Tourism, Sports and Culture Zakayo Kimanzi and would last till next may next according to the school’s coordinator Magdalene Kitonga.
He said the school was the only of its kind in the entire county hosting children with cerebral condition.
“The County envisages to support children with body posture challenges, difficulties in movement, sensory inefficiency and speech difficulties through supporting schools of this kind” he said.
In a past education forum at KEFRI early this year, Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu stressed the need to prioritize education of the all children to prepare them for future leadership.