Term 4, 2022
Greetings from Kiamaiko Center, the last term of the 2022 academic year has come to a close. I wish to share some of the highlights. We are grateful for your support and partnership as we work together to transform lives through the love of Christ.
Head Teacher Kiamaiko
Total Enrolled: 1,240 students
Total Unsponsored: 102 students
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Hope Transforms: A Success Story
Being a single mom of three in a foreign country is not easy. Mary* is one of our parents here at Kiamaiko Center. Mary is a Ugandan citizen by birth and after a long and abusive marriage, she decided to walk away from a toxic marriage for the sake of her children.
It was not easy to raise the money for bus fare to come to Kenya from Uganda, but after saving for a long time she got enough money for her to move to Kenya. This was her first time here. She had no relatives or friends here and she could speak English, she didn’t know Swahili.
When she first arrived she stayed in a motel for the first few days with the little money she left over from traveling. Because she had no job she could no longer be able to pay to stay in the motel. The only option for them was to sleep in culverts on the side of the road.
After some time she made friends with some of the parents at Kiamaiko Center who told her about Missions of Hope. She was determined to get a good education for her kids, so without any money, she went to Kiamaiko Center and found a social worker who took her in.
Mary shared her story with the social worker. He was so empathetic with her and helped to recruit her firstborn daughter Precious*. The school supported Precious by getting her a new uniform. In the meantime, Mary did a few odd jobs here and there and was able to save some money and start her own small business. Mary started a fruit-selling business that is not much, but she was able to at least rent a house in Kiamaiko.
She is thankful to Missions of Hope for the help and love she has received. Paying MOHI’s small commitment fee and providing food for her children is still a challenge. However, she is happy, not because she found a school for her daughter, but a family that cares about her and her children.
Mary’s story has been such an encouragement that what we do at MOHI is needed. All glory and honor be to God for this far the family has come.
*Names have been changed.
- We are proud that 70 boys and 59 girls graduated from kindergarten and have joined grade one in the new school year.
- We had all 237 of our grade 6 and 8 students sit for their national exam this term. We pray for a smooth transition to high school and junior high.
- We were blessed to have Christ Church of the Valley’s special needs and medical team come to visit. They had medical check-ups for kindergarten students and gave recommendations to their caregivers.
- Pray for continued good health among the learners and staff members
- Pray for security within the Kiamaiko community, especially for the safety of our staff as they go into the community and mingle with the residents.
- Pray for the community we serve that they will be economically empowered and will live in peace and harmony with their neighbors.
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