A popular quote by renown actor Reese Witherspoon goes, ‘you always gain by giving love’. In this day of love, FAWE staff from the Regional Secretariat and FAWE Kenya Chapter paid a visit to Mathari Old Primary School to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the pupils, mostly from standard six to eight.
The delegation of seven included FAWE Africa Deputy Executive Director Ms. Teresa Omondi-Adeitan, FAWE Kenya Chief Executive Officer Ms. Teresa Otieno, Resource and Mobilization Officer at FAWE Regional Secretariat (RS) Ms. Maureen Odera, Communication Officer (RS), Ms. Emily Buyaki, FAWE Kenya Programme Officer, Ms. Dorise Ng’ong’a, FAWE RS Programme Assistant Ms. Julie Khamati and FAWE RS Logistics Manager Mr. Joseph Kamau.
It was a good day of advise sharing, learning and great laughter. Speaking at the event, FAWE Africa Deputy Executive Director Ms. Teresa Omondi-Adeitan said, “There are no occupations that are specifically set aside for boys and others for girls. Everyone can pursue whichever career they wish.”
While giving encouragement to the pupils, FAWE Kenya Chief Executive Officer Ms. Teresa Otieno emphasized the need to avoid situations that will keep pupils out of school such as early pregnancies. She also reiterated that FAWE focuses on early pregnancy prevention by giving guidance to young school going girls at both primary and secondary levels.
The FAWE team shared rose flowers with the students as a sign of love and appreciation for the great reception. Also shared was foodstuff such as maize meal, sugar and biscuits. The donation was made possible by the support of Diamond Trust Bank through Mr. Gopa Kumar.
The Headmistress of Mathari Old Primary School, Ms. Lydia Ondieki thanked the FAWE team for considering the school for donation. “Thank you very much for choosing to spend Valentine’s Day with us at Mathari Old Primary School. It is our sincere hope that you will come again.” She added.