After going home several times to look for fees to keep them in school like other children, 12 girls were supported this week by Juhudi to keep and maintain them in school. These girls who are orphans and vulnerable are from Eronge and Chepkaitit primary schools, were at risk of dropping out of school. “These are children who need care and good handle as some of them can loose hope and decide otherwise. We need to continually support them as some of them they do not have anyone to run to when they need support. We appreciate the work that you are doing and hope that you will continue to do this to support this generation of tomorrow. We will continue working together to see that all those that need support go through those though moments. Thanks to those who are behind this great work” Said the Head teacher Chepkaitit primary school Mr. Nemwel Nyachieo.
In most of the African cultures, girls and women are never given a chance to do some things and activities as boys and men. 5 girls from Juhudi Children In Crisis, got an opportunity to participate in the streetfootballworld East Africa festival. It was a learning moment for our girls as they interacted with their peers from Tanzania, S. Sudan, Rwanda, Congo, Uganda and Kenya. The girls also got an opportunity to play football with other girls and boys a sport activity that is perceived to be of the boys in most of the African communities and even countries.
“Am very happy to meet girls who play football and share issues that affect them openly. In my community, you cannot find girls playing just like that. I have something to tell other girls back in the village and what to share with my community. My great thanks for JCIC for supporting girls like me to see light and know where we are coming from and heading” Said Vivian. “Am happy that our girls are learning great things. This has made me be strong and focused as a young female leader who accompanied these girls” Said Ruth.
We are very happy to share with you the story of Rose Apiyo who had dropped out of school because she got pregnant. After her delivery, Apiyo was focused and wanted to go back to school. We supported her and she returned to form two at her Geta secondary school. “The journey has not been so easy for me especially a young girl like me with a baby and schooling’’ says Apiyo. She was speaking this today morning when I met her in school very happy and excited to see me from Juhudi Children In Crisis to visit her.
“I didn’t expect anybody from home, but thanks to God that Juhudi is there as a father, mother, friend and relative”. It is at this time that she shared with me that once she finishes her exams on November, she will join Juhudi to support other girls and children who are in a great need. “I thank all those who have been behind my support and other girls. Please keep on supporting more children and young people as they are the pride of tomorrow” she continued to say. We are in great appreciation to all those who have been behind this and those who are planning to support these great people and community.
It was a very interesting and learning moment for the teachers of Eronge primary school. Juhudi Children in Crisis is supporting children who are orphans, vulnerable and at risk from the local area. The deputy head teacher said that the program of supporting these children in paying their school fees which sees a number of them drop is so unique and relevant to them. It is great that a number of those who are going to benefit are girls who are at risk of dropping out of school as a number of them has challenges as compared to the boys in this community. More than 30 girls have been supported through this initiative which will see them complete their primary education. “We appreciate your work and hope that these children will be able to access education as other children out there” Deputy Teacher Eronge said.
The month of August was very great for many children who are Juhudi beneficiaries. Mary was not left out when she said "I will always smile". Mary a 12 year old girl had lost hope in continuing with her education. She is a orphan girl who had difficulties in accessing some of the basic needs at home and therefore this made her unhappy. She could not get school support in her exams, uniforms and books. Juhudi children in crisis took her case and supported her. Today Mary is happy and thankful as you can see that from her face. She is focused and ready to sit for her certificate of primary education this year.
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