GRATITUDE FOR GOOD
A Blog by Gratitude Alliance
(Reposted from The Gracias Foundation, now called Global Gratitude Alliance)
June 16th is known as the International Day of the African Child - established by the African Union in 1991 as a day to honor the hundreds of young boys and girls shot by security forces in 1976 when students marched through the streets of Soweto, South Africa to protest the inferior quality of their education.
Today, we also honor the outstanding local organizations who give opportunities to young Africans like "Stephen".
Stephen is a kind, caring boy who lives at Maisha with his brother, "Adam." Stephen's father left the family when he was a younger child. He never really knew him. Then, several years ago his mother died tragically during post-election conflict. Stephen lived on the streets until he came to Maisha.
Having recently passed the final class (grade 8) at the local primary school, Stephen proudly started secondary school where he now boards during the school year. His favorite subject is Science. At Maisha home during school holidays, he loves playing football and taking responsibility for the younger kids.
Grateful for the love and education he's received from Maisha, Stephen’s dream is to become a surgeon and build a house and farm near Nairobi and to contribute to his community by giving a home and education to other children. A fantastic example of giving with gratitude!