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Teen to climb Mt Kenya to raise funds for charity

13 August 2014, 17:04 Joseph Njung’eh

Nyeri - A 13-year-old boy is among 20 volunteers set to climb Mount Kenya for three days to raise funds for an organisation that takes care of sick children.

Ron Mwangi, a Grade Nine pupil at Christian Faith Academy in King’ong’o Nyeri Town, will climb to the Batian Peak, 5 199 metres above sea level.

Ron and team have engaged in the voluntary exercise to raise KES 5 million in aid of Metropolitan Sanctuary for Sick Children.

“I am climbing the mountain to raise funds for sick and disabled children. I have a strong body and feet and therefore must do what I can. God said people should be generous to others and be kind to the disadvantaged,” Ron explained.

James Muriithi, the team leader and a volunteer at the children’s home, said the institution is in need of money to enable them meet their daily needs.

“We intend to raise KES 5 million that shall help us to improve our physical facility by purchasing a hydropool, expand our rescue house, improve the daycare services and develop a play park for the children. Our facility is so squeezed; without parking lots, ramps and walkways designed to accommodate our special gifts,” said Muriithi.

The centre is taking care of about 2 500 sick children from Nyeri region and beyond.

According to Muriithi, the centre was established in 2007 to offer free daycare services to children with disabilities, where they get play therapy and medication.

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