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All primary school pupils in Karachuonyo constituency to get shoes

NYANZA
By James Omoro | June 3rd 2015

All primary school pupils in Karachuonyo constituency are set to each get one pair of shoes as an effort to boost standards of education in the area.

Speaking at Osodo Primary School when he officially launched distribution of the shoes, area MP James Rege said each child in every primary school in the area will get a pair of shoes which will be replenished on yearly basis.

The shoes were donated by a US based organization called Toms Shoes to salvage the pupils from erratic learning environment.

"I have accorded this the first priority among development projects in Karachuonyo Constituency because this is the only way through which we can get productive citizens in future," said Rege.

The MP said the shoes are going to make it more efficient for many pupils to pursue their studies well since a good number hail from needy families.

"The shoes are going to protect the pupils from unprecedented foot injuries and the jigger menace. Jigger infestation remains a big challenge among school going children which contributes to low performance. I hope the initiative will counter the situation," the MP said.

The shoe distribution began with schools in Wang' Chieng' ward on Tuesday and all 167 primary schools in the constituency are expected to benefit from the program by next month. By then the distribution exercise ought to have reached approximately 47,000 pupils. 

The lawmaker said they were partnering with the Red-cross officials in the distribution of the shoes to ensure they reach the intended pupils.

The legislator pledged to construct computer laboratories in the primary schools in the area in order to enhance e learning in the schools.

"I am going to wait for President Kenyatta's laptops but I will to start by installing 30 computers plus their servers at Osodo Primary school. The programme will then proceed to other primary schools. We want our pupils to be computer savvy," he said.

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