Two Kenyans, Ben Udoto, and Malik Khaemba have been honored by CES Canada, a charity that supports communities in western Kenya for their outstanding service and dedication to the youth.
Michael Frederiksen, President-CES Canada says their focus on education, community health, clean water, and agriculture has helped to raise economic growth and create employment opportunities for youth in 45 schools across Kenya.
“The impact of building a new Musaga Secondary School, providing ten clean water projects, and creating three secondary school farm projects has received praise from community leaders. 140 elementary schools (60,000 children) have received medical treatments for worms and jiggers.”
Ben Udoto had a distinguished career in secondary and post-secondary education, retiring as principal of Kaimosi Teachers College.
Malik Khaemba enjoyed a fulfilling career as a diplomat, with foreign service postings to the U.A.E, Belgium, and Canada.
Friends since their youth, they have given their retirement years to volunteer service on behalf of the youth in the town of Kakamega and surrounding counties.
“It is a privilege and an honour for friends and associates of CES Canada and CES Kenya, to recognize these two outstanding Kenyans. On this 2020 Mashujaa Day, we congratulate them for their extraordinary achievements and ongoing commitment to community service,” said Frederiksen in a statement to Khusoko.