On Saturday, a select number of Nairobi City players ended their active week by accompanying Shibisha Initiative, their sponsor Jonathan Jackson Foundation (JJF) and Kubamba Krew in paying a courtesy call to Rehoboth Blessed Assurance Children’s Home in Mwiki, Kasarani, to donate food and non-food items.
The Rehoboth Home houses and supports over 74 street children who are between the ages of 3-19 years. It is run by a Director, two matrons, as many patrons and eight volunteers. It was started in 2013.
According to Shibisha Initiative, a Charitable organization that reaches out to the less fortunate, orphans, street children and the neglected by society, Reboboth Home were in need of support due to the Covid-19 pandemic presented various challenges to the home one of them being the inability to provide food and basic necessities to the children under their care.
Speaking at the event, City Stars chair Jonathan Jackson promised to round up his construction firm Lordship Africa to setup a solar system at the Home to a tune of Kshs 100,000.
“This is one of the ways the Foundation and City Stars can provide a lasting solution to power issues that the Home faces. It’s geared to providing ample and constant lighting at the facility.” said Jonathan
City Stars left back Wesley Onguso who led a team of City Stars players added his voice to the visit by saying;
“When not playing football our functions change and we become ambassadors of the (JJ) Foundation. Our visit here today was to extend a helping hand to a Home that is taking care to members of the society who would otherwise have been in the streets,”
“Simple visits such as this where we get to mingle, play a little football and talk to the lads lights up their day and that gives us joy.” added Onguso
Prior to the Mwiki visit, City Stars, JJF and Kubamba Krew – accompanied by TV news anchor Betty Kyalo – oversaw the distribution of over 620 food hampers to households drawn from Kawangware, Riruta/Satelite, Uthiru, Ng’ando and Waithaka Wards as part of the #JerangJirani initiative initiated by JJF.