By Allan Wanjiku
University students from the Gaturi village a semi arid area from Kiharu have joined hands to feed the poor.
The students from various universities and colleges across the country under their association, Gaturi University and College Students Association (Gacuso) contributed amongst themselves to help the vulnerable members of their village where each person got 4 kilograms of unga and a kilo of rice.
Led by their chairperson Mr Martin Wahuga, the students said the Coronavirus pandemic motivated them to come to the rescue of the suffering locals.
“Although we are students, we sacrificed the little we had to help our vulnerable members of the society including the aged, people living with disabilities and the disadvantaged,” said Mr Wahuga after the exercise.
He said the group continues to compliment the government’s efforts in the fight against Coronavirus by different ways such as giving out over 2000 masks to their village mates, fumigating 3 centers within Gaturi village among others.
“The members have also been trained by the county government on Covid -19 sensitization by health promoter Mr Danson Mwangi and we have now educated the public through different means such as public address on measures given by the Ministry of health on covid-19,” the chairperson added.
The group which was formed in 2016 with a membership of 250 has a mission of unleashing the untapped potential in young generation through academic excellence, healthy social life and authentic embrace of the gospel values as well as a morally upright society.
The association has also been promoting a drug free society by creating awareness, boosting the self-image and esteem of the young generation by appreciating their potential and enlightening the community on importance of education, technological advancement, embrace of cultural values and enhancing the spirit of responsibility