Students and teachers in Manga primary school Nyamira, yesterday received a donation of masks to protect them from COVID-19 pandemic.
Class Eight and Four learners at the primary school received a consignment of cartons of face masks from Ameristar Casino and Spa.
The goodies were delivered by Mellen Mboga, an alumnus of the school who lives in the US.
This is the third time Manga primary school in Borabu sub-county, has received similar support from the company that is based in Colorado.
Last year, the company also issued loads of sanitary towels to more than 300 girls at the primary school.
The company also installed a security alarm and electric bells in all the classrooms and a 10,000 litres water tank which the school uses to harvest clean rainwater.
The school’s Deputy Head Teacher Anne Omoro said the majority of the students who were helped with the masks were from disadvantaged backgrounds.
“It is a pity that most of our learners wear a single mask for more than a week consecutively without even washing them; not because of anything but because their parents cannot afford them,” Ms Omoro said.
According to a message from the President of Penn National Gaming, a parent company of Ameristar Jay Snowden, the school will be considered for more support in future.
By Darlington Mose