Term 2, 2022
Greetings from the Madoya center. Another amazing school term has come to a close and we want to share some of the highlights with you. Thank you for your support and partnership as we work together to transform lives through the hope of Christ.
Total Enrolled: 795 students
Total Unsponsored: 193 students
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Hope Transforms: A Success Story
*Nora is a grade nine student who finished her primary school education at the Madoya center in 2020. Unlike her peers who joined grade nine in 2021, Nora could not because she was pregnant and she opted to have the baby before proceeding with her education.
Everything has a beginning and so does Nora’s story and the change in character that led to her pregnancy. All along her primary school years, Nora was a cooperative student and we could tell she had a lot of potential. We encouraged her to work hard and focus on her studies and the girl did not disappoint. However, when the teen years came, they hit Nora hard and she became a different person.
She got into the habit of skipping school to meet men. Sadly, Nora did not change her ways despite the numerous counseling sessions offered to her by the social workers and her teachers. Any guidance she received even from her mother was thrown out and ignored. It appeared like she was willing to throw away all her dreams and aspirations.
When the period for seating for the national primary school exit exams drew near, it appeared as though Nora had changed. For a while, she became serious with her studies and faithfully attended her classes. However, immediately after these exams were finished – she resumed her previous behaviors. When the situation got out of hand, her mother reached out for assistance from the social worker and Nora’s former class teacher.
We reached out and tried talking to the girl. We asked her to stop fraternizing with men and instead prepare to transition to high school. It was then that she told us that she was already pregnant. The girl was despondent and it looked like she had lost all hope for a brighter future. The news hit Nora’s mother really hard and we knew we had our work cut out for us.
For the next couple of months, we did several visits to the home where we had sessions with the mother as we discussed the way forward. The social worker also held regular counseling sessions with Nora as she also encouraged her to start her doctor’s visits. As we continued to walk with and pray with this family we saw the hand of God at work. In time, Nora apologized for what she had put her mother through and promised to change for her own sake and that of her baby.
By the time her handsome baby boy was born, Nora was ready to go back to school and work at making something of her future. She was accepted at MOHI’s Joska Girls and the mother agreed to take care of her grandson while Nora pursues her education.
The reports we are receiving of Nora from her high school are all good and indicate a person who has learned her lesson. She takes her schoolwork very seriously and has shown a great commitment to her academics. Her son is also doing very well under the care of his loving grandmother and we are glad to also see this woman smile once again.
We thank God for this great transformation and we will continue to walk with this family and pray for them.
- We are thankful that our grade seven students got to spend time at the Angaza Discovery Camp. They came back with a greater commitment to reading the Word of God and to prayer.
- We thank God that all our 2021 grade eight students who sat for their national examinations have transitioned to high school.
- Our school was honored to participate in celebrating the day of the African Child held every June 16th. We had 19 students from grades six to eight who took part in a read-aloud project that was part of marking the nationwide celebrations.
- Pray for the continued success, good health and general well-being of all our students, their families and staff members.
- Pray for our country, Kenya that we will have a peaceful election process come August 9th.
- Pray that our 193 unsponsored students will get sponsors.
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