Salim Khamis, a Grade Six pupil from Jola Urabi Primary in Shanzu, Kenya went viral after environmentalist, Emmanuel Mbaji Mruu captured him on tape while he was doing his homework under street lights.
His situation moved well-meaning people to rally round and find a way to help him.
Well, that effort bore fruit as Salim and his family on Friday, September 17, received a solar system, courtesy of the contributions from well-wishers.
According to Gift A Girl Child Initiative’s Diana Chitsaka Mwangala, Salim received a solar panel, a battery, switches, sockets, an inverter and bulbs to help him and his siblings study and complete their homework even at night.
Sharing the good news through Facebook, Diana posted photos of himself alongside Mruu who first shared Salim’s photos online at an electricals shop buying the aforementioned items.
Diana thanked all the well-wishers who contributed to the worthy course.
Sharing photos of herself officially handing over the items to Salim’s family, she wrote: “So far Soo Good we purchased a solar system. Solar panel, battery, switches, sockets, inverter, bulbs. Our boy is going to have free lights throughout.
He can be able to study at home without any difficulties. God bless you abundantly my good friends and family for the support. Diana Chitsaka, Team Leader And Founder GIFT A GIRL CHILD INITIATIVE.
“I delivered the solar system to the boy’s mother. The boy was still at school. Thank you my Facebook friends for always standing with me in supporting our vulnerable children. May you not lack may the Lord fill the gap you left when you gave for the boy’s support. Thanks, Guys I NOW DECLARE the fund drive CLOSED. Thank you guys barikiweni sana.”
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