Church donates Ksh3m to support education in Pokot

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Class two pupils from St. Peter’s Primary School in Narok North Sub County are taken through Hygiene and Nutrition class by Ms. Mary Mbithe using the Digital devices
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The Catholic Church, Nakuru Diocese, has raised 3 million shillings to support education of children in Pokot region through an initiative dubbed ‘Education Initiative by the Catholic Church’.

The initiative is seen as a measure to curb Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) which has been blamed for the low standards of education in the region.

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Speaking in Barpelo High School, Tiaty Sub County during a fundraiser, Bishop Maurice Muhatia said education has the potential to create development and hence address other problems like cattle rustling which is rampant in the area.

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Tirioko Ward Member of County Assembly, Sam Lokales, said insecurity has contributed to the low enrolment of school children.

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Tiaty Member of Parliament, William Kamket, lauded the program saying  if  well  implemented the next decade could witness a drastic decrease in  insecurity since most children will have gone to school.

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He also said as leaders they are working towards ending banditry by ensuring culprits are arrested.

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