I Came Back to Serve
Access to education is often taken for granted, but the story of George stands as a testament to the power of determination and support. George's journey from a disadvantaged community to becoming a senior teacher at MOHI's Ndovoini Boys High School is an inspiring tale of resilience and the transformative impact of education.
George's life took an unexpected turn when representatives from MOHI visited his community. George's mother, driven by the dream of educating her children, expressed her heartfelt desire to provide them with a brighter future. It was then that George and his younger brother were given an opportunity that seemed like a distant dream - a chance to attend high school.
George had nearly given up on his education before MOHI intervened. He had already accepted that the circumstances would not allow him to go to school. "At this time, I was a carpenter and a shepherd in the village. When [my mother] arrived in the countryside to bring me back to the city, I was surprised," George remembers. MOHI not only provided financial support for his education but also fulfilled the most basic needs, such as his very first pair of shoes.
After completing high school, George discovered his true calling when he volunteered as a teacher's assistant at MOHI. This experience cemented his knowledge of the profound impact education can have on individuals and communities. He witnessed firsthand the transformative power of knowledge and the potential it held for children from similar backgrounds as his own. George's time at MOHI served as a catalyst for his passion for teaching, inspiring him to pursue further education and make a difference in the lives of others.
With a burning desire to continue his education, George reached out to MOHI and his social worker. He expressed his heartfelt aspiration to become a teacher. MOHI sponsored his academic journey, providing him with essential resources to thrive. Once he enrolled in university, George's sponsor, during a short-term visit, provided him a laptop and a bike. This made his daily commute to school more manageable. "It all felt like a dream come true," said George.
Four years down the line, upon graduation, George became a qualified teacher. He was determined to come back to MOHI and impact the children he had been serving. He applied to be a teacher and was posted to MOHI's Ndovoini Boys School. For the past five years, George has been inspiring students who come from backgrounds similar to his own. He is a beacon of hope and inspiration, showing them that they can overcome any obstacle with determination and the power of education.
George's story is a shining example of the life-changing opportunity that MOHI provides students. "If it wasn't for MOHI, I wouldn't be where I am. I couldn't have gotten an education, and I wouldn't have become a teacher," said George.
If it wasn't for MOHI, I wouldn't be where I am. I couldn't have gotten an education, and I wouldn't have become a teacher.
His journey is a reminder that dreams can indeed come true, even in the face of adversity. George continues to inspire and uplift others, proving that with passion, resilience, and the right support, anyone can achieve greatness and make a lasting difference in the lives of others.
Sponsoring a child makes all the difference. It gives the child an opportunity to live a life they could never imagine. Join MOHI today in transforming lives through the love of Jesus.