I remember some years back when I was not in the Jitegemee program. My life was very strange because I was not going to school and I was very bad behaved. Now when the Jitegemee program was started I joined St. Mary’s Girls Primary School.
But when at first I joined the school my mother told me that I had no right to go to school and I deserve to stay at home. I was very angry and noted into my heart that I would not step in the school not even a single day. One day I said that I needed to learn and know how to read and write. So when my mother was asleep I escaped through the window and went to school. When I came back I found that my mother had moved from the house we had to another. I sat at the door and started crying.
When night came I went to look for a place to sleep, then my friend Njoki welcomed me into their house. I slept in their house and they took me back to school. They stayed with me for about two years and when I was in standard 6, the Jitegemee Program took over.
Now my mother had interest in me and took me and I went to live with her. I was very happy to see my family once again. Now in future I would like to go to a good secondary school and to be a musician.
I expect that my plans will succeed anyway. First I would like to thank the family that took me to school and secondly the Jitegemee Program very very much. I even went on many trips that I didn’t expect to go, places like Nairobi and Naivasha. May God bless the Jitegemee Program to help other children especially the children who don’t have good plans for their lives.
I am very grateful for everything.
By Agnes Kavita