Kenyans should embrace volunteerism and community service so as to alleviate human suffering.
Kenyans have been further urged to unite with humanitarian body Kenya Red Cross Society in a bid to enable the organisation serve humanity countrywide.
Addressing guests and other well-wishers during the Kenya Red Cross Society Mombasa branch annual gala dinner held at the Fort Jesus national museum on Friday night, the KRCS Branch Chairperson Mahmoud Noor said people are detaching themselves from humanitarian work and volunteerism only to realise later that they are affected by the same societal vices they failed to address through humanitarian service.
According to Noor, the society if not well built it can as well provide very harsh environment that may bar individual prosperity.
He further appealed to Kenyans and especially Mombasa residents to join the humanitarian organisation by registering as members and serve their own communities.
[Dr. Mohamed Jaffer during the Gala dinner. Photo/courtesy/Mahmoud Noor].
“Let’s change our perspective about volunteerism and community service, none can grow individually, we all have to uplift each other so that we grow in unison as a society,” noted Mr. Noor.
The annual gala dinner is meant to collect funds to help the organisation’s continuous humanitarian aid countywide.
“If you support us in accomplishing our humanitarian goals you will have contributed to the well being of your own community,” he disclosed.
He urged the youth and elders to become part of the KRCS Mombasa branch so that the organisation continuously executes its daily mandate of alleviating human suffering.
[Some of the Dignitaries led by incoming KRCS Secretary General Dr. Asha Mohammed during the KRCS Gala dinner at Fort Jesus museum on Friday. Photo/courtesy/Mahmoud Noor].
He acknowledged the efforts employed by the outgoing Secretary General Abbas Gullet assuring the incoming Dr. Asha Mohammed that Mombasa KRCS Branch will closely work with her in ensuring the organisation mandate and objectives are attained.
On her part, Dr. Mohammed appealed for support from the community and well-wishers to enable the humanitarian organisation serve them better.
KRCS Mombasa Branch is currently implementing the ‘Conflict Prevention, Peace and Economic Opportunities for the youth’ funded by the European Union, various youth, health, first aid, disaster and emergency response programs among many other humanity projects.
Among those who graced the occasion were established investor Mohammed Jaffar, the KRCS staff and volunteers led by the Mombasa branch Coordinator Mr. Mohammed Rajab Said.