Term 2, 2020
Receive greetings from the Pangani center. As we come to the end of term two, I take this opportunity to thank you for your support, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. God has been faithful to us and we give Him all the praise.
Center Manager, Pangani
Total Enrolled: 1020 students
Total Unsponsored: 170 students
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Hope Transforms: A Success Story
Yunis joined Missions of Hope International (MOHI) Pangani center while still a young child. From kindergarten to grade eight, she was a student at our center and is now a grade 10 student at the MOHI Girls center.
The 17-year-old is an orphan who lives with her grandmother, cousins and other relatives totaling six people in the household. As with other students who have moved on to high school from our center, we have kept an eye on Yunis and are in touch with everything going on in her life.
Yunis became a mother in September of 2020 having conceived during the period when school was out following the Covid-19 outbreak. This issue of teenage pregnancy is one of the challenges MOHI seeks to overcome but when it does happen, we reach out to keep the girl in school. As MOHI we believe that nothing should hinder the young mother’s access to quality education.
In Yunis’s case, she was hesitant to go back to MOHI Girls come January 2021. She did not want fingers pointed at her because of the early pregnancy and she wanted to either quit or change schools, the latter being her most preferred option. Yunis was afraid that her schoolmates would condemn and backbite her, especially those who knew that she gave birth.
Changing schools was not going to be easy especially because of newly instituted Covid -19 protocols that governed schools and she would end up wasting a lot of time before finding a school to host her. It also meant that the family would have to spend a lot of money getting her into a new school.
Our social workers stepped in to encourage her and offered her counseling sessions to help her accept what had happened. We thank God that in time, Yunis was able to hold her head high and even feel proud that she still wanted to go back to school. With this newly gained confidence, Yunis resolved to go back to MOHI girls, regardless of whether or not her schoolmates would talk about her.
While Yunis is yet to give her life to Christ, she was able to accept that the Lord loves her and wants to have a personal relationship with her. She requested time to think about this before making a decision. Yunis successfully went through this school term and is progressing very well. Her child is also doing well, having been taken care of by Yunis’s aunt and grandmother. The child is up-to-date with her immunizations and is meeting all developmental milestones.
Please keep Yunis in your prayers especially in regards to making a decision for Christ. As a young mother, she needs the Lord’s help, comfort and encouragement on this journey she’s now on.
- We were privileged to have the MOHI CEO, Pastor Wallace Kamau, come and pray for our grade eight learners. The time spent with him was awesome and our candidates were really moved by his encouraging speech.
- The mentorship program is running well in our school. New activities have been introduced and our pupils have been actively participating.
- The Scouts Club held a party to bid farewell to the outgoing commanders. This is one of the most active clubs in our center.
- Our grade eight learners who sat for their national exam in March. We pray that we will have a 100% transition rate to high school.
- Good discipline among our pupils, so that they will be able to rise above the social ills they witness in the communities they come from.
- We pray that our parents will be transformed through the hope of Christ and in turn become better individuals and better parents.
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