Term 1, 2022
We give glory to God for helping us successfully complete another school term. Thank you for your support and partnership as we work together to transform lives through the hope of Christ. Here are some of the successes and highlights we want to share with you.
Headteacher, Baba Dogo
Total Enrolled: 670 students
Total Unsponsored: 208 students
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Hope Transforms: A Success Story
*Sara is a 10-year-old grade one student at the BabaDogo center. Her parents passed away when she was an infant and she has lived with her guardians who are elderly and do not have a stable source of income.
We learned about Sara after our social workers found her playing at the dumpsite. She said her guardians did not want her to go to school because she was helping with household chores. The social workers followed the child to her home, but nobody was there. The neighbors informed us that the child is neglected and spends most of her time scavenging for food. We brought her to school with us and gave her food because she was hungry and worn out.
The next day, the social workers set out to meet with Sara’s guardians. They were uncooperative, but we learned that the child has not been to school for one year. They alleged that they did not have money to take the child back to school saying they are sickly and not able to find regular jobs. Upon further investigation, we discovered that the child is made to take on numerous household chores and in the afternoon, she accompanies her guardian to the market where she spends the day hawking bananas.
We reported the matter to the local administration, because it is illegal to keep a child out of school. We then went ahead to enroll Sara at the school, where in spite of her age, she was placed in grade one because we discovered that she had forgotten how to read and write. Within just a few days of being in class, the transformation in this young girl was evident. She was jovial and obviously excited to be in school. She could write her name and recognize sounds. As she continues to have nutritious meals at school, her entire demeanor has changed and she looks healthy. Sara never misses school and she is doing well academically. She participates actively in all school activities and she especially enjoys memorizing and reciting Scripture verses.
Whereas her guardians were initially not pleased that we reported them and that we enrolled Sara in school, they are slowly coming round to it. Initially, they would complain about the challenges they were going through and how Sara was straining their lives. They were very pessimistic about life and appeared gloomy. But, as the social workers continued with the home visits; sharing the love of God with them and talking to them about the hope that Christ gives, we have seen a change in them also. They now attend church together with Sara. While they have not yet given their lives to Christ, we are encouraged by the transformation we are seeing happening inside them.
We give God all the glory for how He has continued to work in this family. Sara now has a brighter future ahead of her.
- We are proud of our scout’s club which took part in a locally organized scout camping event in the outskirts of Nairobi.
- We held a student motivation ceremony to recognize our pupils who have been doing well in their exams. We gave them gifts to honor their efforts.
- We are thankful that our grade six students got to spend time at the Angaza Discovery Camp. They came back with a greater commitment to read the Word of God and to prayer. We are grateful that the transformation has started in their lives.
- We held a colorful graduation ceremony for our 87 kindergarten students who are set to join grade one on April 25th. It has been exciting watching these young ones learn how to read and write.
- Our 60 grade eight students successfully completed the national primary school exit exam. We are trusting God for a 100 percent transition rate to high school for all of them.
- Pray for God to deliver the youth of BabaDogo community from drugs and crime.
- Pray for our students and staff members as they take this long holiday break, that they will stay safe and in good health.
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