The County directorate of education, distributed rice to ECDE schools in Muhoroni Sub County, in a bid to finish its 14 Million Shillings to serve 660 public preschools in the 7 sub Counties in Kisumu.
Speaking During the event, the County Minister for education, Dr. Obiero Ogone who was overseeing the distribution, emphasized on the County government’s commitment in providing free and quality education to the children. He promised the teachers of improved terms of service that will be regularized to permanent.
The County director for education, Madam Margaret Apondi who accompanied the Minister, assured the teachers of the department’s commitment on improving the welfare of both the learners and teachers.
She added that the rice being distributed has nutritional value which helps in brain development to the children and urged teachers to be efficient.
The ECD teachers through their representative, Madam Alice Atieno, thanked the County government for the efforts towards improving the sector and asked the department to organize forums where teachers can discuss their challenges. She also put request to the department to sponsor more teachers for training.
A total of 54000 pupils are expected to benefit from the program which aims to increase enrolment and improving performance.
By David Wadulo
Edited by Emily Mikwa