Provide School Shoes to Kenyan Orphans

 
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Feb 28, 2014

"Dreamers" at the Good Samaritan Children's Home

Benta at her Drawing table
Benta at her Drawing table

During my recent visit to the Good Samaritan Children home, I met Benta who passionately attributes her academic accomplishments to the home. Benta sat at a table located in one of the corners of the GSCH office. She seemed to be totally consumed in what appeared like an architectural drawing. Benta had only raised her head to say hello to me the first time I entered the office and had quickly gone back to her drawing. I couldn’t help admire her level of concentration on whatever activity she was working on.

I stole a few glances at this teenager as I waited for Mercy Thuo (the home director).  My small talk with Benta revealed that she was a first year student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi. Further, Benta revealed that the university was on a break and that she was working on her end of semester project which was due in two days’ time.  Benta shared that she had lived in the home since she was eight years old and that she did not know any blood related relative. According to her, GSCH is “my only home, Mercy is my mother, and all the children who live here are my brothers and sisters”. Benta passionately explained that GSCH “has been supportive to me materially, financially, academically, and spiritually”.  As she put it, “I look forward to becoming a fine architect and contribute in urban planning”.

As I reflected on my talk with Benta, I felt a sense of gratitude to everyone who has put in efforts, materially or, in kind, to help teenagers like Wangeci realize their dream. One could as well conclude that the efforts put in by GSCH, donors, and other partners, has helped shape the future of teenagers such as Benta. I believe that without such support, these teenagers could be struggling so hard in life or even may have had their dreams crushed.  To everyone supporting GSCH, rest assured that your contributions, big or small, are positively impacting children living at the home.

The name of the student has been changed to protect her privacy.

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sheba onchiri

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