Nakuru County Explores Expanded Partnership with World Vision for Community Development

Chief Officer for Resource Mobilization, Alex Maina, spearheaded a consultative meeting with a delegation from World Vision during their courtesy visit to the Nakuru County Headquarters. Representing Governor Susan Kihika, Chief Officer Maina was joined by several other Chief Officers, including CO Medical Services Mwangi Murima, CO Water and Sanitation Margaret Wanjiru, CO Sports Stella Mbaire, and CO Disaster Joyce Ncece.

Nakuru County has been collaborating with World Vision on various community projects in select sub-counties, including Rongai, Naivasha, and Gilgil. The consultative meeting served as an opportunity to strengthen the partnership and explore avenues for expanded cooperation in key areas such as water, health, education, and more.

Chief Officer Alex Maina extended a warm welcome to the World Vision team, assuring them of Governor Susan Kihika’s unwavering commitment to collaborative efforts for the betterment of Nakuru residents. The partnership between Nakuru County and World Vision has been instrumental in implementing impactful projects that directly benefit local communities.

World Vision Lake Region Manager, Catherine Timbomei, led the delegation and expressed the organization’s interest in reinforcing cooperation with the county across various sectors. The team is particularly focused on key areas such as water provision, health services, education, and broader community development initiatives.

Notably, World Vision has initiated its first locally funded Area Programme in Salgaa, aiming to transform the lives of children and families through comprehensive development projects. These projects span education, health, water provision, child protection, food security, and economic empowerment, aligning with Nakuru County’s commitment to holistic community development.

Chief Officers present at the meeting commended World Vision for fostering a synergetic relationship with county departments. However, they emphasized the need for even more collaborative approaches in community projects, ensuring alignment with Governor Susan Kihika’s manifesto and the county’s strategic goals.

Since the beginning of 2021, World Vision has invested an impressive Sh206,880,000 (Sh206 million) in various projects, notably focusing on critical areas such as water and health. The continued collaboration between Nakuru County and World Vision reflects a shared commitment to creating positive and sustainable impacts on the lives of residents, furthering the county’s vision for comprehensive development and improved well-being.

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