Baba Dogo

Term 2, 2021


Receive greetings from Baba Dogo center. The term three school calendar has come to an end, and we are super excited to share with you the highlights for the term. Thank you for your support and partnership.

Joseph Andati
Headteacher, Baba Dogo

Current Stats

Total Enrolled: 561 students
Total Unsponsored: 115 students

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Hope Transforms: A Success Story

Nelly* joined the Baba Dogo center, as a kindergarten pupil, at the beginning of the year 2020. Her parents had just separated and the mother had sought refuge at her brother’s place. Unfortunately, they both did not have a source of income and their living standards were really bad.

The family came to our attention as we were making home visits in the area. We noticed a dirty-looking child sleeping next to a heap of rubbish. She had bruises all over her body and appeared malnourished. We learned that the bruises were inflicted by the mother and we asked for directions to their home. When we got there, we found a house that was filthy, with a pungent smell in the air and one that was simply not conducive to live in. The mother shared her family’s struggle and told the social workers that the stresses of life were affecting her relationship with her child. She confessed to feeling hopeless, depressed and unable to take care of her child’s needs which was causing her to abuse the child physically. 

The social worker counseled the mother and informed her of the rights of the child. She was made aware that violation of a child’s rights is punishable by law. Her case was also reported to the community leader who signed her up for casual jobs offered by the government. Our social workers also linked the mother with community health workers who have been teaching her on proper nutrition and care of the child. As her frame of mind continued to improve, Nelly’s mother secured a better-paying job at a nearby factory and she is now able to provide for her family. She has taken the lessons on hygiene and sanitation seriously and there is a remarkable difference in their house. Spiritually, she now regularly attends a local church where the family is being spiritually nourished.

Nelly’s physical appearance has also improved greatly. She no longer has bruises on her and no longer looks malnourished thanks in part to the school feeding program. She is doing well in her academics and is now a social, outgoing young girl.

*Name changed

Term Highlights

  • Our older students participated in an online reading activity known as the ‘Storymoja Read Aloud Challenge’. This happened on 16th June which is also the International Day of the African Child and the activity is part of efforts to raise awareness on the needed improvement of education in Africa.
  • Our parents attended a meeting on sensitization against Covid 19. We are proud of them for how they are adhering to the new Covid regulations in order to protect their families.
  • It has been a pleasure having our former students, who sat for their grade 12 exams, back at the school with us. They have been coming each day and participating in clean-up, mentorship and various other activities around the school.

Prayer Requests

  • Pray that our special needs wing will be fully equipped so that we can continue being a blessing to all the children we serve here.
  • Pray for the protection of our students, staff members, and families against the covid pandemic.

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