What you have helped us achieve in 6 months

In the last 6 months your generous support has changed lives and in extreme cases, it has saved lives.

The Pembee family from East Pokot in Kenya was in dire need. When our team met them, 3 of their 6 children were severely malnourished and required hospitalisation. They needed emergency assistance to rebuild their lives after severe drought and cattle raids, and their father was suffering from depression.

So They Can offered support to this family, reaching them through both our Family Strengthening Program and our Education Collaborative. The children are now healthy and attending Lemyuek Primary School — one of the most needy schools in our Education Collaborative — so they can have the best chance of receiving a quality education to break the poverty cycle. And thanks to your generosity, a new classroom has recently been built at this school.

At home, the father is receiving the psychological support he needed, and both parents are working to generate an income and provide food for their family. Their house is now dry and water-tight, and there is a plan in place to support the re-building and sustainability of their cattle business.

Click here to learn more about what you have helped us achieve in the last 6 months.

Julieth’s story…

For teaching student Julieth, who was orphaned from a young age, your support is making her dream possible. Her parents, both teachers, died when she was in Year 4, and from that day, becoming a teacher has been her goal.

Julieth is a student at the Mamire Teachers’ College in Tanzania, the hub of our Education Collaborative. She juggles her studies and making her college fee payments with raising her three younger siblings, knowing that education is the key to a brighter future for all of them.

Julieth is thriving at the College, meeting students from all over Tanzania who are just as hopeful and grateful as she is. Julieth is currently achieving a Credit average, just 0.2 marks shy of a Distinction. She loves science, English and Geography and will graduate next May.

 

A congratulations is in order… 

A total of 26 new teachers celebrated their achievements at Mamire Teachers’ College in Tanzania last month, bringing the total of graduates up to 226 since the college first opened its doors back in 2016.

According to UNESCO, Sub-Saharan Africa will account for two thirds of the new teachers needed globally by 2030. Together with our partners, stakeholders and your support, So They Can is helping to improve this statistic, one teacher at a time.

A huge congratulations to the newly qualified teachers of Mamire Teachers’ College — we look forward to hearing about the incredible impact they will go on to have in the years to come.

 

An update on Chamkal…

Keri recently visited Chamkal when she was in East Pokot, Kenya. We introduced you to Chamkal in a video, telling you of her confronting story, which saw her flee to the safety of a boarding school to avoid the cruel cultural practise of female genital cutting.

Chamkal is now thriving in her new school environment. Her latest exam results saw her achieve an average of 80% — an incredible achievement from a determined young girl who only 2 year’s ago had never attended school in her life.

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