By Obegi Malack
An organization in Ngong Kajiado North sub county is offering free mentorship and food for less fortunate to keep them away from illegal activities this festive period.
The organization Eliza Training Community Based Organization has been supporting children from Mathare slum in Ngong Ward.
The organization founder Gerald Munge and his wife Elizabeth have been supporting the children to keep them away from illegal activities such as drug abuse, teenage pregnancy which are facing the slum.
Munge who is also a pastor at Revelation Centre said they have been offering the program for more than ten years now, they have been supporting the less fortunate in ensuring that they have skills that they will apply in supporting themselves and their families.
“We have children who are orphans and have no support, we train them and offer them food,” he said. He noted that they depend on well-wishers to support the children.
The pastor said the children who are housed in the centre are taken though mentorship and counselling.
Reverend Elizabeth said the centre has been of great importance to the children who would have been in the streets or getting involved in illegal activities.
She said some of the challenges they face is lack of enough accommodation and food. They are not able to handle big number of children who turnout to receive the food and training.
The centre also offers technical courses such as tailoring and have registered a football club that participate in Kajiado County League.
Kajiado North Assistant County Commissioner Bathsheba Osiemo who visited the centre with other local administrators commended the centre founders for the support they have been offering to the less fortunate families.
The ACC said other religious institutions should also hold such programs for the youth this festive period since most are out of school for two months.
She said the government will take legal action to parents who abandon their children and get involved in illegal activities.