Simon joined Sports For Change family as a full sponsored student in 2016. He was our hiking guide and a night guard during one of our leadership camps in Mt.Suswa with our students. He made bonfire together with our students. We sat around and listened to his stories about his life. We discovered he was the best student in his school that year. His parents had a big financial challenge and his dream to join the national school he had been admitted to was about to crush.
We promised to get him a sponsor through our sponsor-student program and we were successful. He sat for his final secondary school exam this year and passed well.
His father, a Maasai elder, hosted a thank giving ceremony to celebrate 5 years Simon has been with us. This was the first of a kind. We help all our students equally without expecting any reward and his gesture took us by surprise.
The function was held in Suswa, a Maasai village in Narok county in Kenya. We invited other SFC beneficiaries from the region to celebrate Simon’s success together. They attended with their parents , all dressed in Maasai traditional attires. His father had invited the community to also celebrate with us. It turned out to be a very beautiful Maasai culture themed function.
A goat was slaughtered and roasted. In African culture, slaughtering a goat for guests signifies respect and honor. We were very humbled by this. The women cooked different types of food. It was a real feast.
All the parents that were present gave a short speech. Each of them expressed their love and gratitude towards our work. They gave us hand made beads gifts. They sang and prayed. It was beutiful and very touching.
Simon’s father requested we support him with sponsoring his university education. The villagers requested if we can support more bright young girls from the area. We promised to fundraise and support more. Our hope and dream is to support more girls and boys attain quality education, not only from that area but from other religion too.
We believe every child has a right to quality education regardless of their background. With little act of kindness from different donors, we can change the world around us. If you have been part of our success journey, we say a BIG thank you. If you would like to join us, we say a Big welcome to SFC family because as Malcolm X said, “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today”
Big up goes to Sports For Change. You have been a nice family to walk with All through since 2012, you paved a way where there was no future,you moulding my life and made me whom I am today. I was once homeless due to post election violence but my future is so bright now. I graduated with clinical medicine &surgery last year. Iam currently doing internship at Tabaka Mission Hospital where Iam gaining a lot of experience and helping the community
I will always thank you for all the good you’ve done for me. you restored my lost hope of going on with my studies,you brought back the joyous smile on my face and my future is now bright.
My studies have gone well and am quickly catching up with all the classes I have missed and I know by the beginning of next I will be one of the best students
Am one of beneficiary of sport for change and they have changed my life completely through funding my education, I could not had a chance to get to high school if its not through their support , am very happy now coz I achieved my dream of becoming an Engineer through them
Sports for change is an organisation that really changed the life of many helpless children whose parents could not afford to pay for their school fees.This organisation showed a ray of hope to those who were hopeless.I would really like to thank the whole team of sports for change for the noble work that they are doing and i would urge them to keep up with the same spirit because there’s no work which goes unrewarded.Truly God will reward them one day because they brought a smile on sad faces.Thank you so much and may the almighty God shower his blessings upon you.