On 8th August, Radio Maisha embarked on a mission to visit St. Paul’s Children’s Home Ongata Rongai. The home won a paint makeover after a successful Jirani Mwema campaign that ran in the month of July. Jirani Mwema was an on air activation pushed on the station’s Staarabika show with Anne Njogu and was sponsored by Crown Medicryll Antibacterial Paint. The idea behind it was to get listeners to win something for someone else, other than themselves; in this case it was for Children’s Homes around them.
Anne Njogu, encouraged listeners to nominate a children’s Home near them that they felt deserved a paint job. The listeners sent in different names of the homes and she used her discretion to pick four homes whose photos were shared on Facebook for competition where listeners were required to vote for their home of choice. These four homes were Mama Ngina Children’s Home in Kisumu, Ngong Childrens Association, along Ngong Road, St. Paul’s Childrens Home, Ongata Rongai and Hope Children’s Home, Mbooni. St. Paul’s home emerged the overall winner.
|The Radio Maisha and Crown Paints teams donate some food stuff to St. Paul children's home. Patrose Mutugi, Radio Business Manager (center)|
The hand-over ceremony was scheduled for the 8th of August on the eve of Eid celebrations. The ceremony took place at the Children’s home in Ongata Rongai and the Radio Maisha team arrived just before 11 am. The children were treated to music by Tukuza’s DJ Krowbar and gospel artiste Rufftone who did an awesome job keeping the children entertained and the guests dancing all through.
In attendance from Standard Group were Patrose Mutugi -Radio Maisha Business Manager, Soile Sapalan- Business Executive Dorcas Mbugua and Seth Mwake from the creative department and newsdesk respectively. Crown Paints K. Ltd was represented by their Director, Mr. Hussein Ramji, Marketing Manager Stanley Kipkoech and his assistant Elly Fred as well as personnel from their PR firm.