It was more than just Christmas holiday when the Kenya Red Cross
Mombasa branch graced several children’s homes in Mombasa with
Christmas gifts from well-wishers and the branch staff.
Led by the Kenya Red cross Mombasa
branch Welfare Officer Rafik Rauf, they visited the Portreitz
APDK Rehabilitation center for disabled children, Portreitz
mental asylum, Mji wa Salama children’s home and Nyumba ya Wazee
in Tudor where elderly and sick live.
Rafik who was speaking at the
Portreitz APDK for children living with disabilities said that
more assistance was a need for the children to get their basic
needs and Paris plaster as well which helps their joints recover
or becoming stable as they grow.
This is what Rafik had to say “Kenya
Red Cross Mombasa branch has been conducting the exercise for
many years and will carry on with the same spirit with the
assistance from well-wishers as well.
It was the best way to visit and
remember those suffering this Christmas so as to bring the real
meaning of Christmas to the suffering and forgotten community in
"We need more well-wishers to join the
initiative since we want to do it not only during Christmas
and Eid-Ul-Fitri or Eid-Ul-Adhah celebrations but every time
we have enough donations to give to the needy children, the
elderly, people living with disabilities, orphans and the
sick people in our community,”
He said the initiative from Mrs. A.A
Molu and Mrs. Batul Chakera has received more support from the
Kenya Red Cross staff in Mombasa who have been contributing
towards enabling the kitty to serve the needy in the society.
The gifts included food, juice,
sweets, and clothes from well-wishers whereby Mombasa Maize
Millers company contributed maize and home baking flour while
Nafisa and Khanbhai company provided sweets juice and other
gifts for the children in various children home visited.