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Kiamaiko

Term 1, 2022

Greetings!

We give glory to God for seeing us through to the end of yet 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.

Blessings,
Robert Kisiero
Headteacher, Kiamaiko

Current Stats

Total Enrolled: 1,222 students
Total Unsponsored: 188 students

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Hope Transforms: A Success Story

*Dan and *Francis are brothers who are both in the MOHI program. Dan is a grade seven student at the Kiamaiko center while Felix is a grade 10 student at the Ndovoini school. The two brothers live with their grandmother in the Kiamaiko community.

The boys have never met their father and their mother took off leaving them to be cared for by her mother. The elderly lady runs a small grocery stand which she uses to take care of her grandchildren. It is she that brought Dan and Francis to be enrolled at the Kiamaiko center in 2014. She has always done her best with these boys and we have not had any challenges with them. That is until September last year when they up and left, leaving a message with the grandmother that they were going to look for their mother.

The grandmother reported their disappearance to our social workers and to the local government officials. We all joined hands to look for the boys and after some time, we learned that they were living in a far-off part of Nairobi with their mother. The mother refused to let the children come back and live with their grandmother saying she was going to enroll them in another school. The government official gave her one month to ensure the children were back in school.

After this time period lapsed, we learned that the woman had not kept her word. Dan and Francis were still not in school. Our social workers, together with the boys’ grandmother and the government official went to the house where they were living. We found the boys living in deplorable conditions and it was obvious that their mother was abusing them. When she saw us in the company of a government official, she ran away to avoid arrest. The grandmother was given an official mandate to be the children’s guardian and we brought them back to Kiamaiko.

After having several sessions with them, the boys were positive and they agreed to come back to school. They now engage fully in all their respective school activities even without supervision. They have also developed a new respect for their grandmother who has always taken such good care of them. We are happy to see this family reunited and the children settled back in school.

Please keep this entire family in your prayers.

*Names changed

Term Highlights

  • This school term started on January 3rd and ended on March 2nd. It has been nine weeks of intense academic activities and we thank God that all the goals set at the start of the term were met. All our students are now ready to move to the next grade come April 25th.
  • We are very proud of our mentorship activities, clubs, guidance, and counseling that kept our students engaged throughout the term. There were no external co-curricular activities, but we had our students participate in inter-class activities and competitions.
  • We held a colorful graduation ceremony for our 124 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.
  • We also thank God for our 123 grade eight students who successfully completed the national primary school exit exam. The exam was held from March 7th-9th. We are trusting God for a 100 percent transition to high school for all our students.

Partner Activity

  • We were pleased to have a team from Crossroad Christian Church visit us this term. They were on a vision trip and so they spent time at the center taking some video clips as well as interacting with the students. Individual partners gave gifts to their sponsored students and this was very exciting for the pupils.

Prayer Requests

  • Pray for the families we serve at Kiamaiko that they will be economically empowered and will live in peace and harmony in their homes and with their neighbors.
  • Pray that all 188 unsponsored children will get sponsors.
  • Pray for peace in our country Kenya, especially during this election year.

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