EVENT DATE: Jul 31, 2014
The rural students in Kenya are highly disadvantaged owing to the difficult learning environment. Majority come from poor family backgrounds, from single parent families or from dysfunctional families where the father in chronic alcoholic.
I have grown up in a such kind of family myself. My mother worked on people's farms to feed us. She borrowed clothes for us. She was arrested several times for preparing an illegal alcoholic drink in order to educate us. She was married as a third wife, not to give birth to us but to take care of the children of the second wife who had passed on.Throughout my motivational visits in high schools in Yatta Constituency in Machakos County in Kenya, i have met many students with similar stories but not having the courage to overcome. I share their story.
This has led to the writing of my first book, 'From Poverty to Victory'. It is my story and my life message. The donations from this fundraiser will help to publish the book while at the same time help in visiting 30 high schools on student motivational talks. Every donation is a seed in this personal development ministry.
I don't feel in any way special for overcoming poverty and other adversities of life. I had a lot of grace from God and overwhelming support and encouragement from many people. I feel the aforementioned students can overcome the current situations the same way. Each one of us can become better in life. i intent to play the of role of helping poor students believe that it is possible to make it in life irrespective of the past and family background. I have the testimony after helping my family overcome poverty.