MRX Media’s First CSR Visit

April 10, 2018 - 0 Comments

When you learn, teach. When you get, give – Maya Angelou

As the year started and we were all making our plans for the yeah, one of the things we set out to do as MRX Media Ltd was to give back to society kwa sababu jamani ukibarikiwa, nawe bariki mwenzako. So there is this guy called JP who is a man with a big personality and a giving heart. Why you may ask? Read on.

JP is the Director of a school in Kibra called RedRose School and this is how RedRose School and MRX Media came to partner on a CSR project. JP the school director and our CEO at MRX Media, Mwalimu Rachel met last year, and it’s that time that JP spoke to Mwalimu about taking time and visiting the school. He kept pushing and following up with Mwalimu Rachel until a date was set where MRX Media would pay RedRose School a visit in February. A few things happened and unfortunately, we had to push the date forward. Finally, we settled on a date.

April 7, 2018 was our special day where we would go to Kibra and spend the day with some of the students at RedRose. MRX team was accompanied by Tribe MRX, a property of MRX Media Ltd started on (include date) comprising of 256 Whatsapp group members representing different campuses from all over Kenya e.g. TUK, UON, MKU, JKUAT, Eldoret University etc. At 7:00 am, we loaded our edible and non-edible items in the cool Nganya that we would be using and headed to town to pick up Tribe MRX member. Now by the time we were leaving, roughly 20 out of the 46 guys that we were expecting had reached tao. Sasa aki juu hatungechelewesha dere, ilibidi tuweke roho juu na twende tu tuchukue wasee walikuwa wamefika. Hao wengine wangejipanga tu na jav. So we slowly headed towards town hoping that by the time we got there, the number of Tribe MRX members would have arrived. Luckily, more than three quarter of the guys had arrived! Quickly, they got into the cool Nganya and we started heading towards RedRose School.

Once we arrived at the school, we were given a warm welcome by the staff member and the adorable little kids. John Paul, the School Director gave us a brief history of the school. We were then taken round the school and shortly after, we began cleaning the classrooms at the school. This was followed by a painting activity where we repainted most of the school’s desks then broke for a snack break.

After that we had a talk with all the students who were present, then went on to do some painting. We then concluded the day with a photo session with the students and the staff.

I can almost bet you that by the time we were leaving, there was a feeling of gratitude and appreciation of the things that we take for granted in our lives. Our biggest take home was; be grateful for the life that you have, even if it isn’t perfect or exactly how you want it to be. Also, reach out and help others whenever you can because no one has ever become poor because of giving.


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