Mathare North

Term 3, 2022


Receive greetings from the Mathare North fraternity. Thank you for your continued support and partnership as we bring transformation to the communities we serve through the hope of Christ. Another wonderful school term has ended, and it is my pleasure to share the term’s update with you, our dear friends.

Nancy Gathura
Headteacher, Mathare North

Current Stats

Total Enrolled: 1033 students
Total Unsponsored: 409 students

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Hope Transforms: A Success Story

Nancy* is a single mother who lives with her thirteen children. Among the thirteen children, there are four sets of twins. She is also blessed with four grandchildren; one is in kindergarten at our Mathare North Center. Nancy for the longest time has been doing casual jobs to support her family, but due to the hard economic times, she slowly started indulging in drug peddling to provide for her family’s needs.

Through follow-ups during home visits, the family Social Worker and Spiritual Development Officers from our Center encouraged her to stop selling drugs. They would talk to her about Christ, but she was not ready for such conversations, so we had to respect that.

In November of 2021, Nancy was arrested by police and sent to jail in Langata Women’s prison after she was caught selling drugs. The court demanded a cash bail of four hundred thousand shillings ($3300), but since she could not afford it, she had no option but to serve a jail term of one year. However, in May 2022, a well-wisher bailed her out after being behind bars for close to six months.

After her release, Nancy willingly started attending church at Outreach Hope Church-Mathare North. We thank God that she made the right decision to accept Christ in her life and that she stopped selling drugs. To God be the glory for this life that He alone could change.

*Name has been changed.

Term Highlights

  • We are proud of our soccer team and netball team. They took part in the Kenya primary school ball game competitions. The boys and girls did their best to showcase their talents. The teams managed to qualify for the regional level games which was a big win for us.
  • Our grade 3, 4, and 5 classes showed great creativity while undertaking the CBC projects exams set by the Kenya National Examination Council.
  • We are happy to inform you that our music club this term has done an impressive job. The learners have been taught to play various wind instruments, which they are playing very well. For example, they can play our national anthem using a recorder so impressively, among other songs.

Partner Activity

  • It was a privilege to host Generations Christian Church this term. They took our learners for a tour of the Giraffe Center and also to Karura Forest. Our children were so happy to see them after a long while, due to COVID. 
  • We had an intern called James who stayed with us for two months. We were happy to have him teach our learners songs. He also visited homes with the Social Worker. He was such a great friend to us.

Prayer Requests

  • Pray with one of our Grade 8 students who lost her mother this term. She is now an orphan since she doesn’t know her father.
  • Remember our Grade 6 and Grade 8 candidates who will be sitting for their National Exams in November which shall usher them to Junior Secondary School and High School respectively.
  • Pray with us as we pursue the registration of our school with the Ministry Of Education as a National Exam Center.

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