The Co-operative Bank of Kenya marked ten years since inception of the ‘Somesha Mtoto na Co-op Bank’ program which uses golf to collect funds from well-wishers to support needy but bright children in society to realize the dream of quality education.
This year’s edition of the Somesha Mtoto na Co-op Bank Golf Tournament was organised this July at the Sigona Golf Club in Kikuyu, Kiambu county, bringing together different participants towards this noble course.
Sigona Golf Club hosted the day-long event under the auspices of Kikuyu Constituency Education Foundation (KICF), a registered independent foundation founded with the sole aim of availing financial scholarships to bright and needy children from Kikuyu Constituency.
Kikuyu Constituency Education Foundation, patronised by Kikuyu Member of Parliament Kimani Ichung’wah.
“We’re loving the beautiful setting at the Sigona Golf Club. A big thank you to all the participants and supporters for joining us in this incredible journey of golf, fundraising, and environmental stewardship.” KICF said in a statement on social media.
“The tournament is part of the activities the foundation is holding this year as we celebrate our 10th anniversary to raise funds for our educational sponsorship activities for bright but needy children through the next decade.”
Focusing initially on the residents of Kikuyu constituency, officials say it is driven by the philosophy that we might not be able to change the whole world at once, but together we can change the whole world for one child.
The foundation rides on the indelible words of Nelson Mandela that ‘education is the most powerful weapon which we can use to change the world’, hence the passion to make an impact in needy children through education.
Since inception, the Somesha Mtoto initiative has enabled hundreds of needy but poor students access education, bringing on board several sponsors, volunteers, philanthropists and well-wishers.