Term 3, 2021
Receive greetings from all of us here at Korogocho Grogan! We are thankful that God has enabled us to see another term to its end – we really do not take that for granted and here are some of the term highlights and successes. We are so grateful for your continuous support and partnership in transforming lives through the hope of Christ. May God richly bless you.
Headteacher, Korogocho Grogan
Total Enrolled: 601 students
Total Unsponsored: 291 students
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Hope Transforms: A Success Story
*June is a grade five student at Korogocho Grogan. The 14-year-old lives with her mother who is sick and has to rely on family and well-wishers to provide for her meals and other essentials.
The mother has been sick for a while and will sometimes become bedridden which forces June to become the caretaker. Without having received proper guidance as she grew up, June was not very particular about cleanliness. She would come to school without having taken a bath, wearing a dirty uniform, wearing shoes without laces or socks and the situation was not any better at home. She was clearly irresponsible and it appeared as though she did not care.
Our team conducted regular visits to the home and encouraged the mother to monitor the girl as she did the house chores. We would also encourage June to observe personal hygiene by giving her tips on what she needed to do. For a while, it would appear as though June heard and was making changes, and then she would revert to her old negligent ways. Her mother also gave up saying June was making her sicker because her stubbornness was a constant source of stress.
Due to the prolonged unchanging state of June’s life, we decided to seek assistance from June’s aunt who lives nearby. She was willing to help her niece but she was wary because they’d had a major falling out with June’s mother. We worked out a system where she could train her niece by having her come to her house and spend a few hours with her each evening. As this process started to take shape, we soon realized that June was learning better by observing the chore being done as opposed to being given instructions. This method worked well and June would sometimes seek out her aunt where she got stuck and the aunt would accompany her home and correct the mistake. By the second month of doing this activity every day, June became more independent and self-reliant, able to undertake the chores by herself.
With this newly developed set of skills, there came a sense of independence and we noticed that confidence was now budding in June. Her attitude towards self-hygiene also changed and she now takes pride in being neat and clean. This has also improved her interaction with fellow students and she now engages with them very freely. Her mother, though still sickly, is now happy that her daughter is able to keep their home sanitary.
June’s situation is not ideal and our prayer is that her mother will recover so that she can be the one caring for her daughter. In the meantime, we continue to encourage her to make the best of her situation and we are glad for the good relationship she has with her aunt. This has proven to be an invaluable support system for June.
- We are proud of our soccer team that participated in friendly games with the neighboring schools and emerged victorious.
- The Scout’s team also made us proud this term. They held a successful camp-out that served as a team-building event where they were also taught various life skills such as first aid. With the activities carried out, they came back to school even more resourceful than before.
- Pray for the families we are serving that they will become economically empowered.
- Pray for peace to prevail in homes so that our children grow up in the right kind of home environment.
- Pray for funding so that all our construction projects will be brought to their completion.
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