A humanitarian body Kenya Red Cross Society, Mombasa branch has embarked on uniting with the less fortunate in the society throughout the holy month of Ramadan.
As is the norm KRCS Mombasa branch has been for years visiting orphanages, elderly homes and people with special abilities as part of it’s community service within Mombasa County.
Such humanitarian activities have been enhanced in line with the holy month of Ramadan to as well observe the teachings of holy Q’uran where Muslim faithfuls are required to pray, fast and share with the needy in the society.
KRCS Mombasa branch volunteers and staff led by the branch Acting Welfare Officer Mr. Rafik Rauf on Saturday spent ample time with Island Muslim Girls orphanage in Nyali, Mombasa.
The KRCS family engaged the girls in fun games, and teaching them matters revolving around self esteem as they grow up.
[Some of the Island Muslim Girls Orphanage receiving food donations from KRCS Mombasa Branch. Photo/ Courtesy/KRCS].
“It makes my heart feel soothed when I share my time with the less fortunate in the family and especially these orphans,” noted Mr. Rafik.
He said such children at times go through a lot of psychological problems and they need some social experience.
“Before we break the fast, we spent the better part of Saturday afternoon with them preparing meals together, guiding them to the right path and accept their situation, if they lost their parents, we are right here for them,” added Mr. Rafik.
The renowned social worker in Mombasa will be spearheading such social activities throughout the holy month of Ramadan and their after.
[KRCS staff and volunteers serving food to Island Muslim Girls orphanage in Nyali. Photo/courtesy/KRCS]
He said apart from orphanages, the humanitarian organisation has been organising such events at elderly centres among them the ‘Three little sisters of Nyumba ya Wazee’ in Tudor, visiting the sick and distributing fruits, clothes and other personal effects to the sick in hospitals.
“Despite people demarcating themselves with street children because of their sorry state, they have been our close friends and we have helped out some to recollect their lives and who now have their own families and earn a decent living,” he divulged.
He appealed to well-wishers to join the Humanitarian body in helping the needy in the society.