Jul 17, 2020

Iam ready to help with Covid-19

Elizabeth during her internship
Elizabeth during her internship

Dear Sports for change supporters,

Iam so glad to inform you that Iam now a certified Clinical Officer after accomplishing 3yrs diploma course in Clinical medicine & surgery and an internship for one year.

I did my internship at Tabaka mission hospital in kisii country -kenya .I worked in four departments, each department was took 3 months. My first duty in surgical ward, I learnt how to perform minor surgeries like removal of ganglion, application of plasters, I did reduction of fractures, suturing of wounds and many other general practices.
My second department was in Pediatric , I learnt how to fix intravenous canulars, resuscitation of new borns and treatment of different conditions.
My third department was in Medical, I managed conditions and emergencies, in gym/OBS department I did deliveries, I worked as an assistance during tubal ligation, uterus evacuation, treatment of abnormal bleeding . At the end I obtained a licence after internship- this document shows that am allowed to work and treat general illness and conditions.

My big dream is to go back to school and complete a degree in medicine and surgery. I know it will take me some years to finish, but Iam so determined and focused to the main goal .

I got my license during the covid-19 pandemic, I feel this is when my services are needed the most. Iam confident and ready to help my community in whatever way. Iam currently volunteering at a local hospital in my village. My main focus is too create more awareness on Covid-19 becuase some people especially the young ones are not taking the diesease serious. My duty is to empahsise on the importance of wearing masks, washing hands and avoid crowrded areas.I tell young people that they have to follow all precautions for the sake of their grandparents. We have alot of old people in the village who must be protected. I get masks donated by friends and distribute them to those who can not afford. 

My special gratitute goes to Dean Pritchard, one of Sports For Change big supporters. He has sponsored my education since form two until I completed my diploma course. I joined Sports For Change young and broken. My family had nothing after been evicted from our home of many years during Kenya's post election violence in 2007/2008. I have been under Sports For Change for 11 years and the support and guidance during holiday leadership camps have made me whole again. Iam ready to give back by serving my community and the world at large.

To anyone who support young people through education,I would like to thank you on behalf of those you support.Iam a testimony of how education can change someone's life. Education is key to opportunities. A ticket out of poverty.  Iam full of hope, my family and my community have hope in me, many generations will benefit out of this kindness and support I got from Dean through Sports for Change. Thank you for investing in my life. 

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”
– Frederick Douglas

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Elizabeth and her collegue during her internship
Elizabeth and her collegue during her internship
Elizabeth during her internship before covid 19
Elizabeth during her internship before covid 19
Mar 17, 2020

Welcoming our newest SFC Beneficiaries

Lucy
Lucy

As each new year, we had the pleasure of taking up Three(3) new students, who are all currently in Form One.

1. LUCY 

Lucy is a 15 year old girl from Ololua village. From a young age, she had a great thirst for education, and had to fight for her rights for the same. Her father was opposed to the idea and would instead send her out to the field to heard sheep and goats, as their culture does not favor girl child education.

Lucy comes from a polygamous family of 8 children, and her 3 older sisters have already been married off. Determined not to meet the same fate, she used her friends to communicate with the local head teacher, who together with the local chief convinced her father to send her to school. Being naturally passionate about school, she always performed well. She however had to keep fighting for her right to education when her father devised another plan to remove her from school in plan to marry her off early. Lucy managed to complete her primary school education at the top of her class in K.C.P.E at Kicharu primary school – Kajiado West in 2019.

Lucy was aware that her parents couldn’t afford her high school fees, hence she decided to approach her primary school chairman for assistance, who then connected her to Sports for Change. She is currently in Form One at Baraka Oontoyie Secondary School courtesy of our great supporters. She dreams of one day becoming a journalist, as she has always been fascinated by the career. Her hobbies include listening to the radio and news, cooking and reading.

2. CHRISTINE

Christine is a 15 year old girl from Kajiado. She is from a polygamous family of 2 wives and 10 children, and is the first born. Her father is a low scale farmer and her mother a housewife. Paying school fees was always a challenge for her in primary school, yet she managed to score 375 out of the total 500, a good performance.

Her uncle connected her to Shiku, our founder. She is excited to be continuing with her education and has joined Form One at Ole Tipis High School.

Christine’s dream career is to be a lecturer as she has always been passionate about teaching others, often taking up the teacher’s role in class when they were absent back in primary school. Her hobbies include reading novels, singing and dancing.

3. JOY

She is 14 years old, the first born in a family of 4. The mother is a casual laborer, hence could not afford to pay for her high school fees. She was delighted to join form one at Kiriaini Girls Secondary School in Kigumo.

Christine
Christine
Faith
Faith
Dec 18, 2019

ON TO THE NEXT STEP

Lilian and Patrick with other beneficiaries
Lilian and Patrick with other beneficiaries

Four years ago, two lovely Maasai students joined our beneficiary; each with a different story to tell, but both full of hope of a better tomorrow. This year, the two students, Lilian and Patrick, sat for their final K.C.S.E exams (final high school exams determining placement in college/ university). They are currently eagerly waiting for their results, due to be released later this month. It is our hope that they will perform well enough to achieve their desired dreams.

Lilian, who is the first born in a family of 10 kids, dreams of one day becoming a pilot. Patrick, on the other hand, would like to pursue a career in Electrical Engineering. It has been a long great journey for him, since we met him at a children’s’ home, where he had been taken after getting rescued from a life of drugs at a young age.

Sports for Change hopes to continue fueling the dreams of more deserving but under privileged youth, determined to ensure equal education access to all. Our journey with Patrick and Lilian is far from over, as we hope to still be with them next year as they take the next step in life, in their select colleges/university.

We cannot thank our supporters enough for continuously supporting the educational desire of our wonderful kids.

Lilian at home when we first met her.
Lilian at home when we first met her.
Younger Patrick with Shiku (our founder).
Younger Patrick with Shiku (our founder).
Lilian in school uniform.
Lilian in school uniform.
Patrick
Patrick
Patrick at a past Youth Leadership Forum.
Patrick at a past Youth Leadership Forum.
Lilian at a past Youth Leadership Forum
Lilian at a past Youth Leadership Forum

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