The month of August was very great for many children who are Juhudi beneficiaries. Mary was not left out when she said "I will always smile". Mary a 12 year old girl had lost hope in continuing with her education. She is a orphan girl who had difficulties in accessing some of the basic needs at home and therefore this made her unhappy. She could not get school support in her exams, uniforms and books. Juhudi children in crisis took her case and supported her. Today Mary is happy and thankful as you can see that from her face. She is focused and ready to sit for her certificate of primary education this year.
Chepkoech is second born girl in a family of six with a single parent. She is a focused girl who is working hard to see that she is a successful woman in life who can help others. After the 2008 post election vioence in Kenya, Chepkoech found herself on cross road of pursuing her education. Juhidi has been supporting her to access her primary education and this year this is what she had to say; "I am thankful for the support that I have been getting from Juhudi. I have managed to finish my primary education and now in a secondary school. I never thought that I could join secondary school as my mother could not make looking for food for us and also paying my school fees. I am in form one and hope that through your support I will finish my education and I will help my family and other girls who are facing the same challenges with risk of dropping out of school. The path is now visible and I see myself opening doors for other girls" Through your support, we are seeing more girls access education and focused to face the future.
Morent is 19 years old who is going to join university this year. Coming from a humble family as a first born of five with three boys and two girls. Morent is going to do her bachelor's degree in science (agriculture). She has been motivated to do the same as most of children from where she comes from face a challenge of food and support. As Morent says ''the four years in the university will look a very short period of time as the support from Juhudi Children in Crisis is great to me and i will use my resources and energy to support children who face the challenges I have been facing once I finish my course'' It is through this statements that most young girls are coming out and seeking the support of Juhudi to see them go through the hard times in life. Morent is one of the promising girl whose vision is to see that children and girls excel as equal as boys from all background.
It was exciting to see mercy an orphan girl joining university after her good performance in her secondary school results. Mercy who is from a family of four children without the mother or father, she has worked hard to see her younger brothers and sister get and access the education like the other children in the community. Mercy is committed to her studies and focuses on passing well and get a good job that will make her help the other orphan children in future. We are also proud that after she was supported by Juhidi children in crisis in paying her secondary school fee, Mercy remained in school and now she has proceeded to high level of education in Kenya. As Mercy say “to all those who have stood with me at the hard times , I wish that God will open more doors for you and you will continue supporting other children like me who are out there and have lost hope in life. I hope that one day I will be back to help my community and other children from other parts of the world”
A number of girls drop out of school due to the extreme poverty of their families or lack of support from the single parent and orphan children. But for the case of Mercy an orphan and firstborn orphan, was just a challenge to pass.
Mercy who is joining her university in the month of September has successfully finished her form four and passed with a mean grade of B+. She is focused and now thinking on how to help her younger sister and brothers. She is also thankful as she continually asks Juhudi to come out and help more other girls like her.
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