Hadija Ready for School
Hadija is a sweet and active girl. She is 12 years and lives in the Miritini station, close to Mikindani, where she goes to the clinic for counseling, medicine and support. Hadija has been attending this clinic since she was 3 years old and everyone there loves her. Her family has been trained on nutrition and also more information on family testing has been passed on to them. This keeps them involved in Hadija's health issues and together, they work on her clinic plan so that she can be as healthy as possible.
While she is an orphan and is being raised by her maternal grandma, Umazi Mwanga, Hadija is a positive, happy child who is an active member of the junior support group and has benefitted from the group in terms of education on stigma, disclosure and counseling services and she interacts well with her peers/friends.
Hadija is in class 3 at St. Cecilia Academy. Early this year, she was assisted by is with remedial dues (even though education in Kenya is supposed to be free, the costs are too much for children and their sick guardians to bear) and she is still continuing with her education. While her performance is average, her teachers are really trying to assist her in her weak subjects.
Thank you for helping children like Hadija so that they, even though they are poor, can attend school.and have a future.