Replacing tin lamps with solar lights

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Efforts are underway to replace tin lamps in Kisumu West Sub County with solar lamps.

The project being undertaken by Umoja Foundation aims at giving learners under their care a source of light which is not harmful to their eyes.

The Foundation director Leonard Otiende said they are giving blankets and solar lights to all the children benefiting from their program.

Otiende said the blankets will cushion the children mostly orphans from the cold weather.

He said lack of sleep normally hinders education of children since they spent most of the night wrangling over a piece of blanket.

Otiende further said that the solar lamps will come in handy for the learners who are book worms.

Speaking to over 500 parents and pupils who benefitted from the donations in an event that was held at Bar Anding’o primary school, Otiende said COVID-19 pandemic slowed down their calendar.

He promised that with the economy slowly opening up, they will start rolling their programs in the vast sub county.

Otiende said soon they will give out food donations to the families and start working on school uniforms for the learners under their care.

The parents who attended the event were all happy with the support they have continued to receive from Umoja Foundation.

Margaret Oketch said the blankets and solar lights will go a long way in alleviating problems affecting many families.

Oketch said the Foundation came to their aid during the Corona virus by donating food items that included maize, beans and rice.

The gesture by the Foundation was also hailed by the learners who are now confident that they will work hard in school.

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