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The Governor of Mandera County launches the County Government orphanage support program.

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Mandera Couny Governor H.E. Ali Ibrahim Roba today officially launched the Mandera County Government orphanage support program at the Mandera Islamic Centre which supports orphans in Mandera East.

This new program will provide individual and institutional support to four (4) orphanage centers within the county.

Representatives from the 4 selected orphanage centres that shall be the beneficiaries of this program, Al-Hidaya orphanage center, Mandera Islamic centre, Al-Fowzan orphanage centre and Aluwaiys orphanage center, received the grant amounting to KES 4.6 million. The program initially begun with the provision of relief food distribution and a small amount of money but has seen significant upscaling since.

“We will disburse amounts totaling 9.4 million KES this financial year, of which 50% of this has been released today, and increase the allocation to 20 million KES in the next financial year Insha’Allah” the Governor said while presenting the cheque.

The latter amount will cover the cost of clothing and food for the orphans and payments for teachers, administrators and care takers.

The aim is to limit the support program to these four major orphanages with the intention of expanding their capacities, and hence reaping the benefits of their economy of scale.

Protecting the disadvantaged members of our community is a cardinal role of any government and the County Government will, in partnership with religious leaders, carry out fresh mapping of vulnerable members of our society and use the data to draw up a deliberate plan to support them.

This program will employ qualified social workers who will be assigned to closely monitor and offer professional assistance to needy families by advising them on income generating and livelihood strategies in order to lift them above the poverty line.

This will be a priority that shall be a constant feature in the plans of the County Covernment for the next five years.

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