Over 500 children from Awendo constituency are relieved after a well-wisher donated clip boards, pencils and geometrical sets to all the 19 primary schools.
Paul Onyango said the move to save the situation by materials worth Ksh. 500,000 was necessitated by the suffering he saw in parents struggling to keep their children in school in Ulanda area of South Sakwa Ward.
Through Ulanda primary school head-teacher Mr. Tom Mboya, hard economic times, many families were unable to provide materials required for national examinations, such as good quality pencils and geometrical sets.
He said this has even forced teachers to dig into their pockets to help such pupils in order to ensure that they do not miss out on the crucial examinations.
Mboya said many parents have been struggling to feed their children and that buying the examination materials would have been a tall order for them.
He further said his donation will ensure all children get an equal chance when writing the examinations regardless of their backgrounds.
The students also asked more well-wishers to join the cause, especially as they join secondary schools.