Some of the books that Radio Shahidi in partnership with VSO distributed to vulnerable pupils in Isiolo. PHOTO/PRESS POINT

A community radio station in Isiolo has rolled out textbooks distribution to vulnerable pupils in Garbatulla, Oldonyiro and Kinna areas.

Radio Shahidi in partnership with Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) is targeting learners from poor backgrounds, children’s’s homes, and informal settlements in the three wards.

Speaking during the launch in Isiolo town, the Radio Director Fr. Simon Githaiga said at least 1000 learners will benefit from the textbooks.

“We are committed to collaborating with the government in ensuring realization of one child one book policy,” said Fr Githaiga.

This comes as a reprieve as many public schools are facing challenges due to the influx from private schools occasioned by parents’ inability to pay school fees due to the biting effects of Coronavirus pandemic.

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