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Philanthropist Dr. Mulli share insights on philanthropy with VC

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Mully Childrens Family (MCF) Founder, Dr. Charles Mulli, presents a book to the University of Nairobi, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi.

Mully Childrens Family (MCF) Founder, Dr. Charles Mulli, shared philanthropy insights with the University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi on how best to develop the next generation of leaders.

Speaking on his own experiences, Dr. Charles Mulli has in the past 28 years nurtured and educated over 16,000 children from primary to secondary to university and college level and equipping them with life skills and helping them to be self-reliant and self-sustaining in life.

Having been abandoned by his own parents and raised up by an elderly grandmother, Dr. Charles Mulli has learnt to be humble and vowed to give back to the less fortunate in the society. In this regard, he adopts abandoned children from the streets, feeds them, educates them and impacts them with practical life skills.

In order to feed the over 3,000  children at Ndalani and Yatta centers, Mully Children’s Family has embraced sustainable agriculture, where they produce their own food. In the once semi-desert area in Yatta area, Dr. Mulli has transformed the area to an ever green environment having planted over 10 million trees. They are now able to produce over 9 tonnes of tomatoes daily. They also grow cabbages and onions among other horticultural crops mainly for the export market. Rain harvesting is key and the MCF have dug several dams that not only help in irrigating the farms but also in rearing fish.

Established in 1989, MCF, has since established several primary schools, secondary schools and even tertiary colleges where children get practical skills. Some of the schools have emerged as top performers in Machakos County during the national examinations in the recent years.

“We have been involved in helping the society. In Machakos County, they have since dug several boreholes to help the local community with water.  We have established branches in Eldoret, Turkana and Tanzania in order to reach more people especially the less fortunate in the society”, said Dr. Mully.

University of Nairobi, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi described Dr. Mulli as a great man, who has been able to transform many lives in the region and indeed he shares in the philosophy of the University of Nairobi which aims at transforming lives through teaching, learning, research and consultancy. Going forward the University of Nairobi is open to support MCF activities and work together with the Children's home as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility.

A movie on the life of Dr. Charles Mulli has been done by Hollywood and will be screened at the University of Nairobi on January, 26, 2018 at the Chandaria Auditorium.

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