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Red Cross Taita Taveta Chapter holds the First Volunteer Award Event

On the 21st of September 2019, the Kenya Red Cross society Voi branch held their first awarding ceremony at the Augustine Resort to celebrate the different people and volunteers who have tremendously done well in serving the community. The event saw the presence of the CECM Trade, Youth, Sports, and Culture Hon. Bigvai Mwailemi, The Assistant County Commissioner1 Madam Irene Ndambuki, Teita Distributor Director Mr. Ashok Anand, Distarr Hotel’s Mr. Hajj, Madam Chair Red Cross Taita Taveta County Emily Mbasho among others.

Joram the county coordinator addresses attendees during the awards ceremony.

The event was packed with a lot of people both members and non-members to celebrate the people who day in day out put their lives in danger to save another life. Mr. Joram the County Coordinator of Red Cross society Taita Taveta county took the stand and started off by thanking all the people who managed to show up for the event. He went on and gave a brief overview of what Red Cross is all about and the scope of the work they do. Before the second speaker could say something, the attendees were entertained by Champions for Christ band who ensured melodious songs filled the atmosphere.

Madam Chair Emily Mbasho started her speech by thanking everyone as well, she went on by saying that being a volunteer is offering service beyond self. She urged people present who were not members of Red Cross society to take an extra step and join the team since volunteers are always needed to offer a hand when required. Additionally, she congratulated Joram for the work he has done and urged people to assist within their means, “it does not matter how small the assistance is,” she added.

Spencer Evans receives the Michael Silulu award from Madam Irene Ndambuki.

The Guest of Honor Madam Irene Ndambuki, the Assistant County Commissioner came to represent the County Commissioner during the event but still managed to carry the message the commissioner had for the volunteers. She reported that her superior said he recognizes the work done by the Red Cross members in this county and it is commendable. She added on by urging people to register in numbers and become members of the organization.

After the dinner break, Mr. Joram began naming the categories and the nominees to be awarded. The categories were primary school award where Ikanga primary school won, Youth in school award which was taken up by Shighadi Rosalia from Ikanga Primary School. The Junior Red Cross award was awarded to Voi Girls High School while the Youth Volunteer of the year award was won by John Mutunga Maingi. Next was the Community Service Award taken up by Caroline Ngulu and Spencer Evans went home with the Michael Silulu award. The highest award of the evening was the A.A Molu award won by Timothy Marcus Mwakwari.

Hon. Bigvai presents Marcus Mwakwari with the A. A. Molu award.

Special recognition awards were given to several members of the club and public who have always supported the society. Amongst the members awarded were: Mr. Hajj, Rev. Jackson Mwashako, Ashok Anand, Antony Makudia, Stephen Ngure, James Ngunzi, Eric Ochieng, Matei Mutuku, Litez Stationery, Kengach Enterprises, Gichehu farm, Wildlife works, Anand Supermarket, Gracious Tents and Sound, Distarr Hotel, Sarova Salt Lick among others.

Hon. Bigvai Mwailemi thanked Red Cross society Voi for the good work they have been doing and congratulated the winners as well. “Hope we can sit with you and see how we can work together.” Said Hon Bigvai Mwailemi during the event.

The ACC1 congratulated the winners and challenged the ones who did not win to ensure they take up the positions next time. Madam Emily also congratulated the winners as she extended her gratitude to all present.

After all had been said and done the band took over by entertaining people with some nice rhumba songs while people were allowed to live at their pleasure. It is a great work the Red Cross society Voi is doing and we hope they never tire doing what they do.



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