Term 2, 2020
Greetings from Gitathuru center. Another blessed term has come to an end and we are happy to share some of the highlights. We really appreciate your support and input which has helped us make a difference in the lives of the families we serve.
Center Manager, Gitathuru
Total Enrolled: 620 students
Total Unsponsored: 221 students
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Hope Transforms: A Success Story
Brea has been a pupil at Missions of Hope International (MOHI) Gitathuru center since 2014 and is now in grade seven. The 14-year-old lives with her single mother and two siblings.
In 2019, we noticed a change in Brea’s behavior. She was often absent from school and her academic performance declined. Her mother also started complaining about her behavior saying she’s spending too much time with girls older than her and who are not in school. She also reported that Brea had started stealing from her, had become very rude and was no longer attending church.
The mother threatened to take the child to her rural home saying she would not be exposed to negative peer pressure there. The social worker, however, made several home visits to convince the mother not to take Brea to live with her grandmother. By the grace of God she agreed and was willing to work towards helping change her child’s behavior.
Through counseling sessions with the girl, the social worker discovered that she was being overworked by her mother. She was under pressure to help her mother in her pastry business and would often not have time to study. This accounted for her absenteeism, poor performance in school and her involvement with bad company.
The mother agreed to stop overworking her child and be more involved in her welfare. They are now on good terms. As Brea’s relationship with her mother continues to improve, we have also seen a decline in indiscipline cases. She is now well-behaved in class, as reported by the class teacher, and spends time revising and doing her classwork. She has also become involved in her family’s local church.
Brea aspires to become an international journalist in the future and bring positive change to her community. Let us keep her in our prayers that God’s will is done in her life and that of her family.
- We thank God for the mentorship program that was launched and how it has served our learners. We are happy to see them apply the principles taught and the change in behavior this has brought.
- We were able to administer two exams in the course of this term and these helped us identify weak points among our learners. We are encouraged by the improvement we are witnessing in academic performance.
- We have introduced new clubs and the response by our learners has been encouraging.
- Our grade eight students and the transition to high school.
- God’s continued provision for our school which is under construction.
- Good health for our learners and staff during this rainy season.
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