Graduating Class 2015
Ten years ago we started intervening in the lives of vulnerable children and families, wth the aim of helping their parents stabilize socio-economically as their children received an education.
We started out with seventeen children in pre school stage.
Ten years later, all the original children we started out with have successfully completed primary level education. Through various challenges, false starts, unexpected successes, internal turmoils, parental instabilities, political upheavals- we have experienced the smell of primal success.
The average age of these students was 16 years, with the oldest being 18 years of age and the youngest being 15 years of age. The transition age at primary level would normally be 14 years of age. This means that we have successfully transitioned children who would otherwise have dropped out of school without our intervention. The graduating students will now be able to transition either into secondary school or into youth polytechnics and other tertiary schools.
Some of the key statistics are as follows:
- Of the 15 students, 5 were girls (33%); 10 were boys (67%)
- One girl was pregnant during her last year in school- giving birth to a baby girl in October, a month before the final exam.
- She was supported through counselling and was still able to study and sit her final exams.
There were 5 other students who had interim periods at the school and whose benefactors were later able to afford higher fees. The total of students transitioning out of primary school because of direct and indirect intervention with the help of your support comes to 20, 13 boys and 7 girls, a completion rate of 117%.
From little boys and girls to young men and women, your faithfulness over the years has borne the fruits of dogged determination to give all children every chance.
Thank you, for making this possible.
Looking Back 2011-2012