Warriors of Service: COP Marks its 10th anniversary
Nourished in the rich virtue of humanitarianism, the Strathmore University Community Outreach Program (COP) is rapidly gaining form in impacting lives day by day. This year COP celebrated its 10th birthday, which saw the 6 day community week tradition changed to a 10 day community week program, symbolizing the 10 years of service to the society. It is through such noble causes that the program has seen the momentous growth of 900 registered student members and an active alumni participation.
The Community week service touched lives, moved hearts, homes for the destitutes and rehabilitation center transversed, Blood Donated and a free eye check-up done to strathmore staff and students, and the community around the school, certainely yielding bliss in plenitude.
With the week gaining structure, members paid a visit to The Little Sisters of Mother Teresa in Langata, a home caring for children with physical impairments. The students were involved in a number of activities as an act of service; this included cleaning up clothes, utensils and the floors, preparing meals and feeding the children, and finally tucking the warm souls to bed for the night.
An in-reach activity of Blood donation was carried out through a Mobile Clinic within the school compound. The turn up was quite impressive, with a record of 306 people in total coming out for the exercise. COP members helped in mobilizing and directing people to the clinic, while others helped in doing registration and weighing of donors, which is an essential part of the whole blood donation process.
The Mary Immaculate Rehabilitation Center in South B estate was also visited; a home to young boys of ages 8-17 years. The centre rehabilitates former street boys who were previously or are still drug addicts. The activity at the center mainly involved mentoring the boys.
Joy Centre Childrens Home Huruma and Genesis Joy Secondary School-Mathare were also part of the weeks visit with plenty of donations given in the form of food and toileteris.
The outreach came to a close with celebrations of the Elimisha Stratizen initiative, and marking the epitome of it all, a visit to Madaraka Primary School for a paint job.
COP members under the esteemed theme of warriors of service, certainly took societal service to another level this year.