BATUK soldiers raise Ksh 40k to buy books for Nanyuki children

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BATUK LCpls Okogie and Afedz with some of the children they have been supporting and the books they purchased through their fundraising efforts. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

Two British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) Lance Corporals (LCpls) have been working alongside a local Kenyan charity to support the education of local orphans and children facing learning challenges.

With books previously being in very short supply, which had in turn hindered the development of the children, LCpls Okogie and Afedz in conjunction with The Nanyuki Furaha Foundation have raised an amazing Ksh 40,000 which will be used to purchase books from a local business.

In a post made on their Facebook page, BATUK described the fundraising effort as “an excellent demonstration of the values that the British Army hold so dear.

“The children were delighted to receive the books. BATUK commend LCpl Okogie and Afedz for their selfless commitment,” they added.

Founded by Cleopas Wachira and Anfreina Iorio, The Nanyuki Furaha Foundation is a Nanyuki based Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO). The charity offers schooling to children that have been orphaned or have specific learning difficulties.

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