Written by: Elly – P82 Social Worker
January marks the beginning of the first term of schools in Kenya. Children move to the next class and they are usually very excited. Our children in Bewomi were happy to start their year differently. They all had new school uniforms shoes, socks and bags. They had all the books they needed and other school supplies. It was an exciting moment for them as they hurried to pack their food and rush to school. For the younger ones who were joining primary school for the first time, it was a different feeling all over. They were not left behind. They were soon going to get used to waking up earlier than usual. All the discomfort that comes with moving from a comfort zone did not seem to affect them, school was much more exciting. They all had great smiles on their faces and when I looked at them I could not help but thank God for giving me an opportunity to share this phenomenal moment with them.
The mornings are a usually a beehive of activities everyone running around trying to locate their shoes, their bags, taking breakfast etc. The matrons prepare the very little ones. These children however share this amazing bond; the older kids help the little ones with some things like tying their shoe laces and locating some of their things.
The children made a commitment to prepare New Year resolutions. They will make them in duplicates where they will indicate what they intend to achieve at school by the end of this year and they should also indicate how they are going to achieve that. I will keep one copy and they will keep the other copy. We will keep evaluating the progress. This is to help them improve on their studies and make sure that they remain focused throughout the year. I am also in the process of analysing their performance for last year and will talk to their teachers to identify their weak areas and we can get them a tutor to assist them.
What a joy to be able to share in this great moment with our children.
You too can share in this joy. By sponsoring a child, you will be sharing the blessings of food, water, shelter, education and healthcare. Please help us continue to serve these wonderful young children.