The Kenya Military Academy (KMA) Cadets intake 12/25, led by the Commandant Officer Cadet School (OCS), Colonel Joseph K Nzioka, on 26 September 2023 conducted Community Service at Upendo Children’s Home in Nakuru.
The exercise was geared towards developing character amongst the Cadets by having them partake in voluntary assistance, which additionally adds towards nurturing their sense of social responsibility. It also served as a way of fostering good relations between the military and the locals by giving back a helping hand to the community.
In his remarks, Colonel Nzioka implored the children to focus on their studies, noting of it’s importance in paving a way towards a brighter future filled with opportunities for self growth. He further encouraged them to pick and learn from fitting role models as in doing so, they stand a better chance in navigating through the many obstacles that life will presents them with.
Also at the occasion was the founder of Upendo Children’s Home Mrs. Isabella Robi who expressed her gratitude to the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) leadership and Cadets for the comradeship demonstrated.
“It’s not everyday that kindness knocks on our doors here at the children’s home, and because of that, how more auspicious the occasion becomes when it’s KDF representatives who avail themselves. I have no doubt that from your participation, the children stand a better chance at being inspired and will go on to achieve great things,” She said.
Participants also donated various essential personal items to support the children’s well-being in an effort to facilitate their access to the various basic needs at the home.
Present during the community service were the intakes’ Commanding Officer (CO) Lieutenant Colonel Mudale D Roba together with KMA Officers and Service Members instructors.