A consortium of professionals majorly drawn from Kenya Police Service in Tharaka Nithi County are set to officially launch a local foundation aimed at community empowerment in the area.
The foundation, Lower Chogoria Elites Foundation (Locef) whose patron is Fisheries Principal Secretary Micheni Ntiba focuses on promotion and preservation of integrational values, socioeconomic empowerment, youth unemployment and training.
“We will have the official launch on May 27, 2017. The purpose of this foundation is to impart progressive agenda right from the community level. Our aim as professionals is to give back to the society.” Munene Mugambi, the founding Chairman of Locef said.
The chief guest will be Tharaka Nithi County Commissioner Florence Amoit. The Ahadi Trust Foundation popularly known for anti-jigger campaign headed by businessman Stanely Kamau are in collaboration with Locef and have pledge donation of 300 pairs of shoes during the launch.
The mission of the Locef is to empower and engage elites around Ganga ward to participate in social-economic programmes in an endeavor to plough back to the community.
Locef is a non-profit making organization that depend on donations, grants, sponsorship with no political affiliations. Mungambi is one of the 78 officers feted in the third edition of the National Police Service officers for the outstanding police service awards organised by the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (Ipoa).
He was awarded the Extra Mile Wards category. “As a foundation, we are a community-based organization. We operate with a mix of staff members, and of volunteers, working together to achieve our mission.
“We support community-led collaborative projects, and must respect the work and the ideas of our community. We listen and take into account our communities in any decisions taken to achieve our mission. That is the only way we can effectively transform the society positively.” Mugambi added. Locef offices are located at Ganga Ward, Tharaka Nithi County.