Simon,is a maasai boy who come from Suswa NarokCounty. He is 16 years old ,a first born in a family of five .He has two brothers and two sisters.Wemet him during our trip at maasai land where we had gone to learn maasai culture and experience camping in the wild. He was introduced to us by one of our guide Jeremiah and was his assistant guide and our night guard.As a night guard, he had to sleep ouside with only a blanket. He has done this work before and he say, it helps him get pocket money.
Simon did his primary final exam K.C.P.E (Kenya certificate of primary exams) last year and attained 357 marks out of possible 500markswhich was amazing performance. This drew our attention to him. His performance was so good that he got a place in a national school but unfortunatelyhis parents could not afford the amount needed for him to enrol since they have no jobs .They entirely depend on cattles..
We were impressed by his performance ,he is intelligent, bright and very friendly. This earned him a chance in sport for change. He is now in form one at Kenyatta High School at Mwatate.He is enjoying high school life though he says its challenging due to long journey to school. He has to sleep over in Nairobi to make it to school in time during opening day or midterm. A journey that takes him more than 8 hours.
We are very happy to say Simon got a sponsor who is willing to support him until he achieve his dream of becoming a lawyer.
We thanks you all for your generosity and continued support.
Mt. Suswa conservancy
Dec 22, 2016
Pillar of hope
By Caroline Wathigo - project coordinator
Eric joined Sports for Change 7 years ago. He was very shy and antisocial. He liked to stay on his own during our students meetings. Over the years, his self esteemed went up, his confidence increased and he started migling with other students. He also shared his life and school challeges with our motivational coach. All our students come from disadvantaged back ground with different challeges. Sharing personal challeges helps us to mentor and advise them individually.
He sat for his KCSE( (Kenya Certifcate secondary Education) in 2013 but dint not perform very well. His dream was to join university and his grade was low. He decided to try again. That meant going back to school for another whole year.In 2014 he did KCSE again and passed with a B grade. He was admitted to Masinde Muliro's university in Kakamega to do bachelors in Fisheries and Agro-chemistry..
Eric come from a humble back ground. He is the first born in a family of 4. He was raised by a single mother who struggled to feed and cloth them. His siblings are going throuh the same struggles with the mother but Eic is determined to change this. During school holidays, he helps the mother in her day to day casual jobs. With combined effort they are doing better and can manage to feed his young siblings. He has become the pillar of hope in his family.
We are proud of the young responsible man he has become. His discipline and hardwork has shown great results.
We thank everyone who have joined us in shaping his future. We could not have done it without your support.
Eric need more support to complete his course. Consider giving a gift of education this Chrsitmas.
Merry Christmass and happy new year!
Aug 23, 2016
Give needy kids life and hope through education
By Caroline Wathigo - Report coordinator
Beth Wairimu is a former student of Ikumbi secondary school.she grew up with her siblings in Kinyona,Muranga District.we met her in form one after she sat for her Kenya Certificate of primary Education and her parents could not raise the funds to cater for her school fees.Being a hardworking girl,Beth could help her parents afer school with house chores after school.
we paid her a home visit and met her siblings and the parents,who are small scale farmers and totally depends on casual labour.Her humility and desire to pursue her dream inspired us and took her to join the rest of our sports for change kids.
She sat for her Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education and did well.She enrolled in Thika Institute if business studies where she's pursuing a diploma in Hotel and catering management.Her high level of discipline and ambitions has helped her a gread deal in her studies as its potrayed in her Exams every en of semester.
Beth has been to her industrial training in Sentrim Hotels and lodges in Amboseli,Kajiado county.she is supposed to clear her course come september and be the best of the hoteliers we have as she desires.
Her success so far has been attributed to by our sports for change friends and supporters who has always seen to it that she sticks to school as required by providing school fees in time.
we cant wait to see her succeed as it has always been our desire to give hope and life to needy kids by investing i their education.
To all our esteemed friends and supporters we are grateful for your continued support and we are looking forward to doing more together and save the whole society by providing quality education to needy kids.
Beth with the others kids during a mentorship prog