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13,000 pupils to benefit from two-month Emergency Food Relief Programme by LTWP

13,000 pupils to benefit from two-month Emergency Food Relief Programme by LTWP

Nearly 13,000 pupils in Marsabit County will benefit from a two-month Emergency Food Relief Programme worth Shs 12 million launched by Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) Ltd.

LTWP will donate food to the program, which will be distributed directly to the schools by the firm’s community liaison team.

LTWP CEO Philip Leferink stated at the program’s launch event that the project was critical and timely for the continuity of the pupils’ education during their final term of the academic year.

The drought situation in Northern Kenya is dire. We as LTWP have ramped up our drought assistance programs and we will provide sufficient food to feed each primary school pupil daily, in all sixty primary schools located in Laisamis constituency,” Leferink said.

Marsabit County Commissioner Paul Rotich praised the initiative and urged other organizations to join forces to help local communities affected by the drought.

“We welcome other organizations to help communities affected by natural disasters. Our role includes building resilient relationships that directly support all aspects of families’ wellbeing. We can make a difference if governments, organizations, and the private sector act swiftly to meet the needs of affected communities,” he said.

County Director of Education Apollo Apuko echoed Rotich’s remarks, urging Kenyans to work together to address the chronic food insecurity problem afflicting communities.

He added that food security has an impact on the delivery of education to children, particularly during their formative years.

“This should be a priority for us, I believe that an investment in knowledge, pays the best interest,” he added.

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According to a report by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the cumulative impact of two consecutive poor rainy seasons has caused humanitarian needs in Kenya’s Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL) region to rapidly rise.

13,000 pupils to benefit from two-month Emergency Food Relief Programme by LTWP

13,000 pupils to benefit from two-month Emergency Food Relief Programme by LTWP
LTWP and Winds of Change Foundation team at Kurkum Primary School, Laisamis Constituency handing over 2 classrooms funded by the Foundation.

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