The Military Wives Association of Kenya (MWAK) has launched an official website to reach as many potential members as possible.
Mrs. Tabitha Kibochi launched the website during MWAK's periodic quarterly meeting at the Humanitarian Peace Support School (HPSS) at Embakasi, Nairobi.
The website (www.mwak.co.ke) is a new frontier for MWAK to disseminate information to the world on their programs and projects and also an avenue for interacting with their members and the public on various issues.
Additionally, Mrs. Kibochi and her Vice, Mrs. Aileen Ogolla, further welcomed new members who joined MWAK with a mission to improve the holistic well-being of military personnel and their families, both serving, retired, widows, and orphans, under the motto, "Walking Far Together".
In her address, Mrs. Kibochi extended her warmest appreciation to the group for the continued support and commitment saying the Association has registered major milestones in the short period it has been in existence.
She appreciated the members for completing the Women Financial Empowerment Program and capacity building which was conducted in collaboration with the Compensation and Welfare Department and the Department of Gender Affairs in the Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs. The program reached over 2,500 women whose spouses are service members, both serving and retired as well as widows.
"In our mentorship program to KDF- sponsored schools, we reached 14 secondary and 17 primary schools spread across the various military installations in our vision of making them centres of excellence. We also held a successful widows forum during International Widows Day and touched the lives of many families," said Mrs. Kibochi.
In their Strategic Plan, MWAK has identified six thematic pillars: health, Education, Housing, Mentorship, Veteran Affairs, Recreation, and Well-being.
MWAK has opened six regional chapters in Nairobi, Eldoret, Nakuru, Nanyuki, Mombasa, and Isiolo to serve their members better.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.