Fruit tree planting at kangemi

By November 29, 2019 No Comments

Rotary Club of Hurlingham (RCH) recently visited Shangilia Children’s Home in Kangemi, Nairobi. The club has had a relationship with the children’s home for the last two years. The club donated a variety of dry foodstuffs, books and clothes. Members also took time to plant fruit trees for the orchard.

Speaking during the visit, President Frank Masinde said, “We are happy to contribute to the sustainable growth of Shangilia Children’s Home. We are optimistic that this will lead to improved health for the children , and a better environment for all. The home will also be able to sell harvested fruits for additional  cash flow. This is very sustainable and well aligned with Rotary’s vision of acting and impacting society in a positive and sustainable way.”

Projects Committee Member, Rtn Veronica Ndumbi noted, “Rotary Club of Hurlingham recognizes the importance of the environment and is contributing to this in a unique way to Shangilia Mtoto wa Africa Center by planting over 50 fruit trees which will conserve the environment and provide nutritional value. Our relationship with the home started in August 2018 when the club planted a few fruits along the fence.  This is also teaching the children environmental conservation.”

A representative from the home, Mr.Ken, said they are grateful for the support and goodwill received from the Club, noting that the gifts were timely.

Rotaractors and a team from Azarias Foundation joined the visit where they made chapatis, danced and played with the children.

Rotary Club of Hurlingham is celebrating its 30th anniversary and will have a series of events all through the year to mark its birthday, culminating in a special, signature event on 1st February 2020.

By Zeba Siaanoi, PR Director, RCH