Usually, on a normal day most of CMA’s main activities involve office work and minimal fieldwork. This is as a result of the nature of our work, we find ourselves committed to building the capacity of our partners. And getting detached from the energy that the actual activity of restoring dignity to fellow human beings brings to human beings. Dalai Lama was more than accurate when he prescribed human beings to practice compassion in their pursuit of happiness.
While meeting the relevant needs of our implementing partners often times we lose the bond to our vision. This bond is mostly felt and experienced by our implementing partners as they work in the various communities. However, on the 25th of April, 2018 CMA staff got to feel the positive vibes of actually doing what our partners do in their day to day activities. We had a giving back program for the Kijiji Fire Victors at P.C.E.A Langata.
On arrival at the P.C.E.A church we –Chelimo Njoroge, Kevin Kadiri and Rosemary Wanjiru- felt uncertain, as we were not sure of how the day would unfold. Fast forward to evening of that day, we part ourselves on the back for the work well done! In the morning hours of the day, we were occupied by the activities around packaging our products for the people who later joined us in the afternoon. Each of us had fun during the packaging of the products.
Sarah,one of our volunteers, during the packaging of the products
“The packaging was done well,” notes Wanjau Nduba, our Mission Leader during a review meeting of the eventful day.
The feelings that aerated during that day were positive from each member. Everybody shared that they felt connected to our vision of helping families live a dignified life.
“I enjoyed interacting with the crowd and I consider it a success,” Kadiri affirms happily during the review meeting.
“For me I enjoyed mostly when I got to hear the women give accounts of how the things they received would change their lives,” Chelimo concurs further.
We were all blessed by this day! During the word that was delivered by Wanjau Nduba, he encouraged the Victors that indeed they were blessing us and they should always pray for us. We are thankful to Economic Projects Transformation Facility (EPTF) who through their leader, Mary Kamore, we were connected to the church.
The volunteers who gave themselves selflessly to the success of this day enabled us realize that we have many ways we can engage the community. The local leaders who helped us in distributing the products graced the event with order. We look forward for yet another time when we will bask in our vision’s positive energy and find the fulfillment of restoring dignity to our community.