Equip rural Kenyan girls to GET UP out of poverty

by Global Interfaith Partnership
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Jul 29, 2013

Mawego Girls School students GET UP!

Mawego School girls GET UP!
Mawego School girls GET UP!

Recently Mawego Girls Secondary School hosted American visitors who had come to meet the girls and learn about GET UP programs.  As a student body, the Mawego students declared their intention to “GET UP” with the following words:

 

“I'm a child of God.

I'm blessed beyond a curse.

I'm above and not beneath.

I'm the head and not the tail.

I'm a success and not a failure.

I'm the glory of God.”

 

GET UP is fortunate to have Mawego Girls Secondary School (MGSS) as a partner!  The principal, Grace Onyango, provides ongoing leadership for GET UP secondary-level programs, and works tirelessly to inspire girls to reach their highest potential academically and personally. Two Mawego Girls School teachers, Christine Auma and Monicah Amuti, serve on the GET UP Advisory Board. 

 

MGSS is the first of GET UP’s partner secondary schools to incorporate GET UP programs into the school action plan. Each girl is assigned a teacher who serves as mentor.  The school’s Guidance and Counseling Department holds weekly meetings with the girls, addressing a range of health, legal, academic and spiritual concerns.  Particular attention is given to the students immediately before a school holiday when many girls struggle to follow through on personal goals without regular school routines and support.

 

Principal Grace Onyango writes the following words of appreciation to all GET UP supporters:  “It is our prayer that you find it in your heart to continue supporting our students.  We strongly believe that through the GET UP and Mawego partnership, we will nurture the young girls in all aspects of their lives.  Thank you for your continued support and kind heart.  We are humbled.  God bless you abundantly.”

 

 

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Global Interfaith Partnership

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.globalinterfaithpartnership.com
Project Leader:
Ellen Daniels-Howell
Indianapolis, Indiana United States
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