National Exam Results

January 9th, 2018

We have just heard the first bit of good news from the release of the Kenyan Primary Leaving Certificate exam results from Madoya SoH.
Graig Mbowo Omondi who is 14 years, studied at a government school that is on the outskirts of Huruma slums. 
Graig has been a member of the Madoya SoH for two and a half years, and was a consistent participant. The SoH provided him with the textbooks that he needed and a well lit room where he could study with others. 
Graig attained 393 marks out of a possible 500 and was among the best performers in the entire Mathare informal slum settlement and has secured a place at the hugely prestigious Maranda High School. 
Graig’s father Mr. Chrispine Omondi roasts and sells corn on Juja road while his mother is a casual labourer, mostly washing clothes for wealthier households. Graig has four other siblings who are all younger than him.
His success however brings it’s own challenges. Graig is at risk of not joining a National School due to lack of fees. National schools are better equipped than ordinary schools and target children who are talented academically. The school fees are subsidised by the government but is still much higher than most families could afford, neither do the fees include personal supplies like uniforms and bedding. He would have to board as there are no government sponsored schools near the informal slum areas
The Madoya SoH committee and supervisors will hold a public fundraiser at the end of this year to raise funds to support Graig to join the school of his dreams. 
We are also appealing to friends and well wishers and potential sponsors to assist us to raise all or some of the annual £400 required make Graig’s dream come true.