The County Government of Uasin Gishu has expressed willingness to continue working with various partners to ensure children at the Eldoret Rescue Centre are brought up in a conducive environment.

As part of the partnership, the rescue centre on Saturday received a donation of 100 blankets and 200 mattresses from Kenknit, through the Empty Vessels Foundation.

Speaking during the receipt of the donations, Social Protection Director Meshack Chemwor said the move will go a long way towards ensuring children at the facility have access to their Constitutional rights.

Chemwor said currently, the Eldoret Rescue Centre has over 100 children and another 110 who are under rehabilitation.

“We appreciate Empty Vessels for their continued support and Governor Jonathan Bii for the support and environment to attract partners to ensure children access constitutional rights,” the Director said.

“We also appreciate Empty Vessels as they continue to bring partners to support the facility with food, clothing and beddings,” he added.

Empty Vessels Ambassador Bianca Wardwell who is based in Florida, United States assured that she will continue supporting the facility for the benefit of the children it houses.

“I call this my second home and it’s my hope for each of these children to feel like a human being; to feel loved, wanted and live in a healthy way,” she said, adding that she looks forward to coming back over and over again.

David Magut, Rescue Centre Acting Manager were in attendance.