Term 4, 2022
Greetings from Gitathuru. Here comes the end of another wonderful school term. It is with great pleasure to share some of our term highlights. We thank God for making it successful and also you for your continued partnership and support to transform lives through the hope of Christ.
Head Teacher Gitathuru
Total Enrolled: 863 Students
Total Unsponsored: 393 Students
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Hope Transforms: A Success Story
Bob* is 13 years old and in grade 6. He lives in the Gitathuru area with his mother who is a casual laborer. Three years ago Bob’s mother became overwhelmed by parenting and left Bob in the care of his grandmother. This was when we noticed a change in Bob’s behavior.
Bob’s teachers noticed that Bob’s school attendance had gone down. They noticed that when Bob did come to school he would often look untidy and would come in late. The teachers informed the social worker. The social worker went to investigate the matter and found Bob picking up scrap metal from the garbage to sell for some money.
Our social worker had several sessions with Bob and during these conversations it became apparent that he was hurt by his mother’s departure. He expressed that he did not want to live with his grandmother so he decided to try and make a living for himself. The social worker took it upon themselves to look for Bob’s mother to have a discussion with her as well.
Bob’s mother was educated on the rights of a child and told about her responsibility as a mother to take care of her children. During this time she also came to the understanding of the psychological trauma that a child goes through when their mother no longer wants to take care of them. The counseling sessions and the education bore fruit. Bob and his mother were reunited and are now living under one roof.
Bob’s school attendance has since then improved. He now has the ability to enjoy school with the support, love and care that he craved from his mother. Bob’s mother was encouraged to look for work to provide for her son. She has since then taken on the task and Bob is happy to be home with his mother. Bob and his mother have also joined a local church where they fellowship every sunday as encouraged by our social worker.
We thank God for this family restoration and we pray that He continues to provide for their every need.
*Names have been changed.
- We had Ignite, MOHI’s spiritual program for grade 6 and 8 students. It was a great time for them to connect with God and grow spiritually.
- We are excited to participate in the National Athletics games that are starting soon. Our athletes have been practicing and are looking forward to qualifying for the finals.
- Amity Christian Church and Dayton Christian Church visited and conducted eye checkups with our students and staff. People in need of glasses were able to get a pair to improve their ability to see and read. They also had VBS with our students and took some of them for a hike in Nairobi’s Karura Forest.
- A donor donated solar panels to our school to deal with the electricity problem that we have had for a long time. Now our classrooms have adequate light and we can power our computer lab.
- We thank God for our students who transitioned to the next level of education. We thank God that it was a smooth transition and they have settled well.
- We thank God for the installation of solar panels at our center. We thank God for our partners who sacrifice so much for our centers.
- Commit our parents and students to God, that He would provide for them in these difficult economic times.
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