In 2012, Jo Kijabe did children's CHE among the Maasai Community. Some of the main challenges the community was facing were early marriages, female genital mutilation, and high rate of girls dropping out of high school due to early pregnancies.
Some of the participants, after CHE training, started to reach out to the community, educating the people through what is known as a seed project. A seed project is a short project, done in a day which brings a community around a problem. This leads to collaboration and potential long term planning. In fact, this is now a program up to today!
Jo continues, "I praise God that a lot of transformation has taken place. I was there yesterday doing follow ups and strengthening the team.
We had 360 girls and every challenge had been reduced at a higher percentage. Praise the Lord!! In 2016 we had 16 girls dropping out school because of early pregnancies but this year they had only one case. The number of girls in school rose from 66 in 2012 to 380 students at the moment, 88 of them sitting for their national exams.
Many have given their lives to Christ and they were leading devotions and prayers during our meeting. It was awesome. The mothers and the daughters also had some time to connect and to share their hearts together.
God is good that we are beginning to see fruit of our labor and how the Holy Spirit is ministering and transforming lives. Let's keep praying for this school even as we plan to begin the program in the next school."
Let us count our blessings as we see the work which God is doing through Jo in lives of Maasai girls!