IOM, DMI give School Uniforms to over 250 pupils

By Kidega Livingstone

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Daughters of Mary Immaculate (DMI) have donated free school uniforms to more than 250 pupils of Mangaten Internally Displace Persons Nursery and Primary School.

This came after DMI requested IOM staff to help the school with uniforms as pupils had been learning without uniforms since the school was established in 2015.

Speaking during the distribution of the uniforms yesterday, the DMI Chief Coordinator for Education Programme, Sister Rengis Mary said it took them time to get the materials including uniforms for the pupils due to lack of fund.

“We know very well that education is the most powerful to change the attitudes and behaviors of any person and it brings confidence and peace at the same time it is key to success, that is why we want this children to study,” said Mary.

She encouraged the parents to start teaching their children from their homes before taking them to school in order to prepare them to behave well. “Today they are still children but tomorrow they will be leaders of this country,” she said.

Mary expressed that the contribution made by IOM staff was a great help for this country that would be remembered by the parents of the children.

“DMI cannot meet all the needs for development. It forced me to go and request for help from my brothers and sisters from the IOM in order to promote education for this children,” she said.

The camp leader, Peter Duol welcomed the initiative, saying the assistance should continue since they are vulnerable in the IDP camp. “From today our children will start looking smart and that will encourage them to go to school every day,” said Duol.

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