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Jan 16, 2018

Happy New Year!

Some of our new students!
Some of our new students!

Happy New Year! We know it might be a little late but here in our school, that’s our official greeting for everyone we haven’t met.

We hope that your year has started on an exciting note as ours has and we want to share some of the reasons for our excitement. 

Firstly, we are back to school after the long Christmas break that lasted a whole two months. We had truly missed our friends and school and we are grateful that they are well and alive.

Secondly, we are super excited that we get to move a class higher; new challenges, new concepts, new achievements , new discoveries and lots more that we are sure we have not yet imagined. As we move up we create room for the new students joining us from our prep and transitional class in Kianda. 

Finally, Our biggest source of excitement is that we finally get to have our first class sitting the primary national exam. In previous years, Class 8 students moved to a different school to complete their primary education. We are proud and thankful of this major milestone and we are confident that our qualified teachers will do all they can to prepare our students for their first major exam in their educational journey. Our school is growing and we are excited that we get to share our journey this year with you.

Thank you for the support you gave in 2017 and we will be honoured if you continue to support us and ultimately be part of the transformation that these children experience through education.

Happy New Year and may yours be an exciting year!

Nov 13, 2017

Highlights of Our Year

Shinning through dance.
Shinning through dance.

The school year has been an exciting one, 15 of us received a second shot at education and the other 15 had their first experience in school. We’ve learnt new things both in and out of class and we wanted to share some of our highlights.

Friday Creative Classes.

Our friends at Colour My World Kenya continued running the creative art classes with us on Fridays. Our creativity has come alive as we became characters during the story telling sessions, painted and coloured away our imaginations and for some of us who are shy found time to shine as we each took turns during organized play time. We have truly had the opportunities to shine and grow during these classes

Deworming and Hand Washing Session

Did you know for girls and boys aged 5 to 14 years in low-income countries, intestinal worms account for an estimated 11 and 12 percent, respectively, of the total disease burden, and represent the single largest contributor to the disease burden of this group? Well, now you know. Deworming is therefore serious business for us.

 

Turning Point knows how important it is for us to stay in school and therefore they invited AAR Kenya to deworm us.

We were taught the correct way to wash our hands in order to decrease our chances of getting infected and we all took one tablet. We are due for another visit in the New Year and we hope we can keep up the good hand washing skills during our Christmas break.

School Trip

We had a school trip!!!! Some of us rarely leave the slum and therefore all trips are special and exciting. We visited the Bomas of Kenya and learnt the different cultures that make up our beautiful country and how our great, great, great grandparents used to live. We learnt that it is our differences that make our country so rich and we should be proud.

Next Year we move on up to primary school, we'll miss our teachers but we are excited to start another chapter pf our lives. Thank you  for making all these possible and for supporting us by ensuring we return to school. The ripple effect of your giving will be felt for many years.

Happy Holidays!!

The bag with the meds
The bag with the meds
Bomas of Kenya
Bomas of Kenya
Nov 9, 2017

Do small things with great love

Our Super Mama's
Our Super Mama's

The school year finally ended and achievements were celebrated as the children who performed and members of staff were given prizes. This year’s prize giving was special not only were the teachers celebrated for their work but also the kitchen staff were recognised.

We have spoken about Mama Judy and Millie before but apart from ensuring the kids take their meals on time, they have been playing another important role. These two women are the first to get in at dawn to prep for breakfast and therefore are among the first to interact with the children when they get to school and at the breakfast and lunch line, as they chat with the kids. It is in these moments that their motherly instincts kick in, they take mental notes of the kids they notice behaving differently or the child who came in crying or moody and they raise these issues with the social workers, Margaret and Daniel.

As we recognise the many meals they have prepared and served for the 117 students the entire year, without fail, we also recognise their passion and love for these children and we are reminded that the feeding program goes beyond ensuring the students are healthy and in school. The programme, through our kitchen staff, provides some of these children the opportunity to be loved on in small but significant ways.

We are truly thankful for your support during the entire year and we are looking forward to continuing our partnership in the coming year. Your partnership, just like Mama Millie and Mama Judy, makes a difference in the lives of each child in our school.

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”- Mother Teresa

Happy Holidays!!!

 
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