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  • Writer's pictureDavid Moore

Transforming the 2nd Chance classroom

When Bridgette, PFC board member, went on her last trip to Kenya she helped transform the classroom of the 2nd Chance program. We are told to use all our gifts and talents when we serve….Bridgette is a designer so she used her gifts and talents to transform the room where many students come seeking a 2nd chance. Bridgette consulted Sam, 2nd Chance teacher, asking him what colors he wanted the walls, what should the desks be like, where did he want the white board. It was a highlight when she went with Sam to select the learning material for the walls of the school.

The pictures show the transformation! What you can’t see in the photos though is the reaction of the students. These are young people who because of the costs of high school were not able to complete their studies. They are now getting a 2nd chance as Sam prepares them to take the National Exams that will give them a high school certificate. They said their new classroom felt more like a college classroom and was so much more conducive for learning.

Sam also teaches students who are seeking an elementary degree. And, between sessions Sam teaches a group of women who want to learn to read and write. With 7.1 million illiterate adults in Kenya, PFC staff are doing their part to help ensure every mom can read and write. Learning to read and write helps a mom to care for her children and leads the way for them to be educated. More than a room is being transformed by the work of the PFC team in Kenya.

Thank you Bridgette for caring enough to help so many in Kenya, Connie

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