Teachers in schools near Boni forest were today, 30 January 2023 airlifted to their various schools by the KDF choppers as education commenced for the first term in the region.
The teachers were airlifted to schools in the villages of Kiangwe, Milimani, Mararani, Mangai and Basuba in Lamu county.
Addressing the teachers before taking off, Colonel Joel Tanui assured the teachers of their safety in their respective schools and the support of OAB not only in Education but in other sectors as well. “We are beyond grateful to you all for your sacrifice to serve in this area, all the preparations have been made to ensure a safe environment for everyone and we anticipate a successful and positive term at school,” said Colonel Tanui.
On her part, the TSC Lamu County Director Riziki expressed appreciation to KDF for availing transportation and the multi-agency troops that provide security in their area of service, additionally, she said processes are underway to see that more teachers are posted in Lamu County in the ongoing teacher recruitment.
OAB has continued to offer support to the villages in Boni forest by constructing classrooms, offering medical support, drilling of boreholes among other necessary support.
Present during the event were Deputy County Commissioner Charles Kitheka, TSC Lamu County Director Riziki Daido and Lamu County Director of Education Joshua Kaaga.