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Kenya Canners Savings And Credit Co-operative Society Limited this morning donated 40 beds, mattresses, bed sheets and blankets to St. Patricks Special School For Mentally Challenged in Thika Sub-County. This was part of their annual corporate social responsibility (CSR)  aimed at giving back to the society. In addition, they gave milk and bread to the pupils and shared light moments with them.

Speaking at the function, SACCO Chairperson Mr. P.K. Njuguna said that the members decided to donate the beds in order to assist the school administration and the Board of Governors in their quest to admit more needy children into the institution. They opted for the metallic type due to their longevity and ease to maitain and repair.

He urged more people to join their SACCO regardless whether they were employees of Del Monte Company, saying that its doors were open to the members of public. He added that the SACCO, formed in 1087, had a membership of 5000 members, 2000 of whom were non-Del Monte workers. He added that they had a very unique package to its members that included a 1% reducing interest on loans as opposed to what the banks were charging its customers.

During the meeting, the children showcased  their skills to grasp various life-survival concepts and in following commands. All those in attendance were amazed at the various performances by the kinds, a prove that disability wasn't really inability.

The kids had also displayed for sale, several very beautiful handicraft that they had made themselves.

On his part, the School Headteacher Mr. Ngugi thanked the donors for their kind gesture adding that it would go a long way in assisting his administration into admitting more students. He said that there was a long list of pupils who had applied to be admitted but had been kept pending due to lack of enough boarding facilities. He was happy that he was now in a position to add on to his flock more pupils courtesy of the kind gesture by the Kenya Canners SACCO. He appealed to more well-wishers to come up and assist the institution in their quest to elevating this special kids in the society.

Present at the function were the host MCA Hon. Mwangi Wamwangi, Kamenu Ward MCA Madam Elizabeth Muthoni, officials from Kenya Canners SACCO Ltd., the school's Board of Governors, parents and teachers.

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