Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Despite The Problems they Encounter

Meeting them at their school PEFA Church next to St John Catholic Church in Korogocho the pupils and their teacher were in an English class.They are in class seven now.

Mr Lawrence Maululwa the teacher welcomes us to his class.

" In this adult education  we teach those who are 18 years and above commonly known as Gumbaru School" started Mr Maululwa.

The youth and the old who never got a chance to sit in a formal class are given a second chance here."There are more than 50 pupils in this program" said teacher Maululwa.

There are some pupils mostly those aged 60- 70 only come here to be taught how to read the bible.

"I plan my lessons based on the interests of my pupils.But there are those who learn and sit for exams in our centers in East Leigh,Shauri Moyo and Kahawa West" said Maululwa as he handed over some certificates.

Mrs Rose Mukenyo a pupil narrates  to us some of the problems she encounters to balance  the adult education and her parental obligations.

"I come here in the morning for two hours then leave to go and fend for my family and get back in the evening for another two hours"said Mrs Mukenyo.

The challenges we experience here are so many however we are fully sponsored by the government.

"Some of the problems include turn out of the pupils here we only have three and it a class of 50 plus pupils.However we follow those who fail to come find the reasons.We not only teach them we also guide,counsel and encourage them" said Mr Maululwa.

Mr Maululwa advised the youths in Korogocho and the old should not feel ashamed to join adult education and pursue their dreams.

By Jack Fundi.

Class on Session


Some of the pupils

Far Left Mr Lawrence Maululwa and some of the pupils

Photos By Koch Finest

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