Term 3, 2021
We give glory to God for helping us successfully complete another school term. Here are some of the successes and highlights we want to share with you. Thank you so much for your continued support and partnership as we work together to transform lives through the hope of Christ. God bless you.
Total Enrolled: 1031 students
Total Unsponsored: 266 students
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Hope Transforms: A Success Story
*Steve is a grade eight student at the Bondeni center. The 13-year-old lives with his single father and a younger sister who is a grade five student also at our school. His parents separated due to marital conflict and the mother left them when they were of a very tender age.
We recruited Steve into the MOHI program in 2012 as a kindergarten student and we immediately noticed that all was not well with the child. Most of the time he would come to school looking very untidy and he had a sadness that was evident in his eyes. Steve would often run away from home and miss school. After follow-up, we learned that the father was taking care of the children single-handedly and was somehow negligent of their care.
We counseled the father giving him tips to help him become more responsible towards the children’s care even as he went out to earn a living. We also started to lavish the love, attention, and affection on Steve – and later his younger sister – that the children were missing from home. We became like Steve’s second parents in school; encouraging him, celebrating him, and offering him guidance as he navigated through the stages of his life.
In time, Steve started to open up and share with us about his life, his feelings, what he wants to be in future as well as the excitement he has just being in school. He was especially appreciative of the meals he got in school and the warm affection he was receiving. He stopped skipping classes and slowly his academic performance moved from poor to average. As we noted the change in attitude, we recommended Steve be moved into the boarding program in order to keep him away from the distractions that are in the community.
He recently transited to our boys’ boarding school and it has been one of the best things that could ever happen to him. Now that he has ample time to concentrate on his education in an excellent learning environment, we believe he will excel academically.
We have high hopes for his future and we are praying that God will continue to watch over him and his family.
- We are very proud of our Math club that has participated in several internal math competitions. This club is promoting a love for this subject at the school.
- Our Gymnastic club has also continued to grow and we are proud of them each time they showcase their talents by entertaining both our local and international guests.
- We held several mentorship sessions with our learners where we motivated them to remain focused on their education.
- Our staff attended a medical camp offered by a team of doctors from the US, in conjunction with pastors from Christ’s Church of the Valley – Arizona. The week-long camp was held at MOHI’s Pangani center.
- We were pleased to receive visitors from Rocky Mountain Christian Church. We gave them a warm welcome and a detailed orientation in the history, development and growth of the school.
- They carried out an assessment of the growth process of 300 of our kindergarten and grade one students looking for markers such as malnutrition, stunted growth among others.
- They also carried out handwashing and toothbrushing lessons in all the classrooms reaching out to more than 1000 learners.
- Pray for the families we serve that they will be economically empowered.
- Pray that our families will live in peace and harmony in their homes and with their neighbors.
- Pray for our staff and learners who have been bereaved this term following the death of our grade five student – Gloria Muteti and our grade eight student – Faith Aoko. Please keep their families in your prayers.
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