- The boy child programme is under the office of the spouse of the Deputy President Pastor Dorcas Rigathi.
- Pastor Dorcas said the boy-child initiative will not only be in Mombasa but also in other parts of the country.
The Kenya Ports Authority on Friday donated Sh1 million towards the Boy Child Programme during Mombasa Medical Camp.
The boy child programme is under the office of the spouse of the Deputy President Pastor Dorcas Rigathi.
KPA general manager Edward Kamau said the contribution will help rescue the boychild.
"KPA has donated Sh1 million towards this noble initiative, which is part of the authority’s cooperate social responsibility of addressing health issues in the society. Our contribution may be a drop in the ocean noting the great need to rescue the boy child at the grassroots,” Kamau said.
Pastor Dorcas received the donation during the medical camp.
She appreciated the contribution of the numerous partners and volunteers who had stepped forward to support the boy child programme since its inception.
"Everyone working and volunteering has made this dream and vision of a rehabilitated and empowered boy child easier and bringing it to reality through partnerships and collaborations," she said.
"Thank you KPA for the money you have given that will continue to help bring change to our children."
Pastor Dorcas said the boy child initiative will not only be in Mombasa but also in other parts of the country.
"We want to have strong men and strong fathers. Post-rehabilitation you can go back and complete your education for those who dropped out, and we shall even look for boats for those who want to get back to fishing," she said.
Pastor Dorcas also prayed for the inpatient clients undergoing rehabilitation and encouraged them on the road to recovery.
Currently, Miritini has 393 patients undergoing inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.
Most of those under the outpatient programme are receiving methadone to fight heroin addiction.
Coast General Hospital Acting CEO Dr Wanjiru-Korir revealed that the first dose of methadone in the Coast region was administered on September 15, 2016.
"As Coast General Hospital, we are honoured to partner in this great initiative. On September 15, 2016, I administered the first dose of methadone in Mombasa as a pharmacist. Methadone helps, even as we continue to administer other components of care for those addicted to substances," she said.