Christina’s Blog

December, 6th 2014

Hi everyone!

I am now back home from school (where we have just had a new library and a technology center built). I already miss the school environment that is always characterized with many students. We had these end-of-term exams before the school closed and I managed to be number 5 out of 20 students.

School reopens on 4th of January. I am now with my friends from the orphanage updating our Blogs and having fun. We just went to Revo’s school yesterday where we got to see and spend time with some of his friends. We played football and basketball, did some swimming and watched videos together. It was really fun!

I will go for a home visit this next Sunday. This is where I get to see my relatives and spend time with them. We will celebrate Christmas and the New Year together.

Love you all!

 

8/29/2014

Hi guys!

Now I am just preparing for going back to school on Sunday 31st, I have stayed home for four weeks now and I really miss school and my friends. Mama Theresa, Frank and Grace have just finished shopping with us for our school supplies. Now we are Himo and we are saying goodbye to our brother Erasmus, who will soon be going for his studies in Scotland. On the 28th we went to the water falls called Ndoro, we went there with mama Theresa, Frank and Grace, it was really amazing. We swam but the water was so cold and we learned about ALS challenge which involved spilling water over our bodies!!. Over the holiday we have been working with tutor, Mr. Matunda who has been helping us with the classes we need help with the most.

I wish you all people good luck and I love you all.

8/10/2014

My latest grades form school:

Class Term 1 Term 2 Term  3 Rank1 Rank2 Rank3
Civics 80 79
History 63 62
Geography 62 80
Kiswahili 75 82
English 72 74
Physics 38 60
Chemistry 78 83
Biology 66 80
Math 41 37
 7/19 5/20

5/3/2014

Tomorrow I go back to boarding school. Theresa & Erasmus also got me:

  • 5 pairs of underwear
  • 1 graph pad
  • 3 bars of bathing soap
  • 1 math set
  • 1 file
  • 1 t-shirt
  • 1 vaseline

4/23/2014

All ready to go back to school in May with new:

  • 1 math set
  • 1 flashlight
  • 1 shoe polish & brush
  • 1 vaseline
  • 1 new bra & 1 pair of underwear
  • Mosquito repellents (for my dorm)
  • 1 new dress & tank top

4/22/2014 Happy Earth Day everyone!

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4/16/2014

In the past 6 months, I have received:

  • 1 pair of sport shoes & 4 pairs of sport socks
  • 2 pairs of sandals
  • 1 pair of school shoes & 2 pairs of school socks
  • 1 pair of regular shoes & 1 pair of regular socks
  • Uniform Items: 2 shirts, 2 t-shirts, 1 tie, 1 sweater, 1 sport t-shirt & 1 pair of sport shorts
  • 2 back packs
  • 1 shoe polish
  • 12 counter books & 10 exercise books
  • 12 pencils, 12 pens, 2 erasers & 1 sharpener
  • 1 ruler & 1 math set
  • 1 wash cloth & 1 towel
  • 4 body soaps
  • 3 regular sweaters, 1 hat, 3 bras, & 12 pairs of underwear
  • 1 package of maxi-pads
  • 1 pillow, 2 bed sheets, & 1 mattress
  • 1 suitcase & 1 trunk
  • 2 bars of laundry soap
  • 1 cup, 1 spoon, & 1 plate
  • 1 bucket & 1 basin
  • 3 toothpastes & 4 toothbrushes
  • 6 rolls of toilet paper
  • 1 brush

I am loving boarding at the Royal School! Thank you all for your help! Below are my exam results for secondary school:

Class Term1 Term2 Term3 Rank1 Rank2 Rank3
Civics 80
History 63
Geography 62
Kiswahili 75
English 72
Physics 38
Chemistry 78
Biology 66
Math 41
7/19

Our grading scale: 81-100 =A, 61-80=B, 41- 60 =C, 31-40=D

04/09/2014

Hello, I am on holiday and at the MAD house now. Yesterday was my birthday and I am happy because we went to Deli Chez for ice cream. I am in boarding school now at Royal for my secondary studies. I usually wake up and take a bath, put on my school uniform, and have porridge for breakfast. After that we go to class. Mama Theresa is helping our school with a library and technology center now. At our school we had a match with another school. We beat the school at netball (basketball) 29-11 and at football (soccer) 3-1. Now is just my first week of holiday. We will be going back to school on May 4th and it will be our second term. At our school we had some mid-terminal exams and I did my best to become 7th out of 19 pupils. Today I went swimming with Mama Theresa, Courtney, Joseph and Upendo.

I want to thank you for reading my blog! Love you all. Amen.

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11/29/2013 Hi everyone! I have just graduated from primary education looking forward going to secondary school on 1/6/2014 after my results are out. before we started our holidays we had 200 meters race at our school, i participated in the race and won 2nd place out of 4 runners. I am holiday now and i want to go visit my village next Sunday, on 12/8/2013 i will be happy to see my relatives at home. I had a chance to hike Mt. Kilimanjaro for a day last week with some volunteers i got to see Mandara hut and the maundi crater. I enjoy riding bicycles, watching movies and going to computer classes when i’m at the center, I love swimming and i will like to go more often. I recently graduated from the life plan program which has given me light on how to make better choices and decisions to my bright future. Life Plan Check out my exam results for terms one and two from school for the year 2013. Results for term three are yet to come out early next year. Here is our grading scale by the way: 81-100 =A, 61-80=B, 41- 60 =C, 31-40=D

CLASS TERM 1 TERM 2 TERM 3 RANK 1 RANK 2 RANK 3
MATH 65 64 D
ENGLISH 66 62 B
SWAHILI 62 66 B
SCIENCE 56 64 C
GEOGRAPHY 42 76
HISTORY 36 64
CIVICS 40 62
ARTS & CRAFT
51.5/61 21.5/61

4/9/2013

Christina is bound to be a business woman! She always knows how to make a deal. We did the jewelry program recently. Someone made a necklace that was more of a choker. It didn’t really work out. Christina said we should price it at just $2. As a volunteer was playing around with the necklace, they ended up turning it into a bracelet by wrapping it around their wrist twice – and it worked!!! It looked great. Christina took one look at the rearranged piece of jewelry and immediately saw the increased value. She shouted, “Not $2, $5!!!”

Christina and her mom!

Christina and her mom!

Christina and Sydney, on their way to a sleepover at the guest house!

Christina and Sydney, on their way to a sleepover at the guest house!

Christina at her village before coming to MAD, with her mom and siblings

Christina at her village before coming to MAD, with her mom and siblings

Recent Picture of Christina!

Recent Picture of Christina!

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