Photo Courtesy: Cake City
Pupils of Kamariny Primary School in Elgeyo Marakwet were on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, treated to an 8KG 2 tier cake by a Nairobi-based bakery, days after a mud cake they baked for their teacher went viral.
Cake City transversed across the country to gift Showkei Barsulai and her pupils the cake as a show of support for the pupils’ creativity and the teacher’s noble cause of defending the rights of children.
Speaking from Elgeyo Marakwet after presenting the cake, Cake City CEO Mohamed Zahir said the company was inspired by the viral mud cake that illustrated how creative Kenyan children are.
He added that the teacher’s strong advocacy against sexual violation of children also inspired them.
“It’s not every day that you see pupils do this for their teacher. And it is not every day that you see a teacher go out of her comfort zone to run such a sensitive campaign. So we came all the way to show our appreciation,” Zahir said.
He added that acts such as those of Barsulai were helping protect vulnerable children against sexual violence and were helping better the society.
Cake City was established in 2012, with its flagship branch located in Westlands, Nairobi. The company now has eight branches countrywide and has grasped a large chunk of the cake lovers’ market.
CBC is helping
On her part, Barsulai endorsed the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC), saying it was helping children across the country become creative.
“CBC is here with us. We teach our learners how to be creative. Cake City came through for us by making us a real cake to appreciate the efforts of our pupils,” the teacher said.
As previously reported by Wembe Kenya, Barsulai runs a sensitization program dubbed ‘Don’t Touch’, aimed at teaching children about their rights against having adults touch them inappropriately.
Barsula revealed she has interacted with over 10,000 boys and girls, teaching them ways of protecting themselves against sexual violence.
She emphasized that her approach is that of a mother-teacher relationship, which encourages children to open up about any assault they may have experienced.