Term 2, 2022
Greetings from the Locheredome center! It is another blessed opportunity that we have to thank God for His grace that has seen us through another term. We really appreciate your partnership and support as we work together to transform lives through the hope of Christ.
Total Enrolled: 260 students
Total Unsponsored: 258 students
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Hope Transforms: A Success Story
*Paul is a kindergarten student at the Locheredome center. The five-year-old comes from a family of nine and he has six siblings. The father is a herdsman while the mother weaves mats and burns charcoal in order to earn a living. The family lives about 1.2 miles from the school.
Paul joined the school in July last year and once his parents left and he entered the class, he was overwhelmed and would cry nonstop. He would refuse to stay in the classroom and we noticed that as long as he was not in class, he would not cry. Paul preferred to sit just outside the door and listen to the teacher teach. We would hear him singing, reciting poems and counting along with the other students. The only time he would willingly enter the class was when food was served. He enjoyed eating with his classmates, but Paul would resume his position outside the door after his meal.
Amazingly, Paul never missed a day of school unless he was feeling unwell. If not accompanied by his grade two sister, the boy would majestically walk by himself from home to school and sit next to the classroom door, ready for the day’s lessons. Through the use of techniques learned in the Love and Logic course, both the teacher and social worker tried to encourage him to join the rest of the pupils and study together with them. Paul was, however, not able to come to terms with the fact that he could comfortably learn while in class.
Despite this state of affairs, Paul’s teacher, the social worker and his parents remained hopeful that he would one day join the rest of his classmates in class and learn together with them without crying. His parents strongly believe that education will improve their child’s future life and so they always encouraged him never to miss school.
To everyone’s surprise, a month later (in August), Paul walked by himself to school and slowly entered the classroom alongside other pupils. He spent the whole day in the classroom and actively participated in all the classroom activities. This was an answer to prayer!
Since then, Paul’s teacher testifies that he is a very diligent, attentive and hard working pupil. He relates well with his classmates and is doing well academically. Although he is still very young, Paul already knows that he wants to be a teacher when he grows up so that he can give back to his society. He is a smart boy and we see a bright future in him!
- Our staff and community members benefited from a talk from MOHI’s economic empowerment team. Some 20 men and 30 women were taught about the importance of saving and they were also encouraged to form a group so that they can be eligible to receive loans.
- Nutritional assessments were carried out on 181 students this term. MOHI’s health team gave supplements to 15 students who were identified as malnourished.
- All our academic calendar activities went on as envisioned and we are grateful that there were no interruptions. Glory be to God!
- Pray that our 258 unsponsored students will get sponsors.
- Pray for the continued safety, good health and general well-being of all our students, their families and staff members.
- Pray for us to have a permanent solution to getting fresh water at the school.
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