Term 2, 2020
Receive greetings from Baba Dogo center! The second term school calendar has come to an end and we are happy to share some of the highlights with you. Thanks for your support and partnership as we continue transforming lives through the hope of Christ.
Center Manager, Baba Dogo
Total Enrolled: 632 students
Total Unsponsored: 123 students
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Hope Transforms: A Success Story
Moses is a grade six pupil at the Missions of Hope International (MOHI) Baba Dogo center. He lives with his mother and his two siblings – the eldest is in grade 10 while the youngest is in kindergarten also at the Baba Dogo Centre.
Moses’s father deserted the family and his mother was left with the task of taking care of the children and the household. At the time, she was a housewife and solely dependent on her husband for the family’s upkeep. After his departure, the family became desolate, unable to afford the basic necessities and they would sleep hungry and they had rent arrears.
Moses’s mother soon became depressed which further compounded the problem. She spent most of her time indoors and would not go out to look for work. She became dependent on well-wishers. Moses and his younger brother, who were initially in a neighboring school, dropped out of school due to fee arrears and lack of school requirements. Their older sister was also soon sent home for lack of school fees.
To try and salvage the situation at home, Moses and his brother started loitering – looking for scrap to sell in order to put food on the table. They also started frequenting movie dens and they looked shaggy and unkempt. MOHI social workers would often find them outside playing instead of being in class and it was after inquiring from the neighbors that they learned of the challenges facing the family.
The social workers talked to the mother and assessed the situation. They determined that the children qualified to join the MOHI program and Moses and his brother joined the Baba Dogo center in January 2020.
Since Moses joined the school, his demeanor has changed. He has become jovial, is optimistic and excited to be in school. He is able to get sufficient learning materials as well as nutritious meals to keep him healthy. He is taking his education seriously and his academic performance is gradually improving.
On their part, MOHI social workers initiated counseling sessions with the mother – and she started to come out of the depression she was in – while the CHE trainer trained the family on healthy homes and hygiene practices. We started to see a difference in the home and Moses’s mother was now actively looking for informal jobs and providing for her family. The Spiritual Development Officer also stepped in and with time, Moses’s mom realized and confessed that she had abandoned God. She rededicated her life to Christ and is now back to serving the Lord and the family is very active in their local church.
Being out of the house, interacting with other people and with God’s help, Moses’s mother was able to secure a better-paying job in one of the factories around this area. With the income she is now getting, she is able to meet her family’s basic needs. She has also become more involved in her children’s welfare and is in constant touch with the school.
What a transformation we have witnessed in this family. It is through your generous support that we are able to impact families like Moses’s living in Baba Dogo. Thank you for your giving and may God bless you.
- We are very proud of our grade eight students who participated in a prayer day. They received a commission from MOHI CEO Pastor Wallace Kamau.
- Our students participated in a competition dubbed ‘Bright Smiles, Bright Future’ which was held by Colgate to promote oral health. They learned various tips on how to clean and take care of their teeth.
- Pray for our eighth-grade students and their transition to high school this month.
- Pray for God to deliver our parents from social vices that are affecting their families.
- Pray for our students, staff and parents for God’s continued protection from Covid-19 and other health challenges.
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