The Rotary Club of Lower Blue Mountains is sponsoring a wonderful young girl in Kenya and is proud to share an update.
Edna is a very good and hardworking girl. The problem comes when she sees television! She will seize from doing even important issues just to go and watch. The aunts have been complaining to me severally about such behaviours. For instance, normally during the weekend, all the girls plait their hair on their own, then they are plaited by Aunt Lozi mostly on Sunday ready for school. All the girls will do so apart from Edna. Even if she is told by the Aunt to do so she will only say yes then continue watching. One weekend she watched while her colleagues were being plaited. She didn’t bother until it got very late.
The following week was during half term she cleaned everywhere in their room. She took all the mattresses out, washed all the beddings, and cleaned the windows thoroughly even withoutbeing told. She was doing all that while the rest of the children were watching. I think she did that as I had warned her to suppose I get any reports concerning the same issue then she won’t be watching television at all until she changes her behaviour. This has indeed worked as she was not listening to the Aunts and thought she could get away with this behaviour. She was also concerned Mamma Chapati (Mamma Cathy from Australia), might come and not be happy with her.
She has really improved academically. She not only can read a passage but also can understand what it means and answer the questions correctly in English. Only a few words are the ones which she may need to ask the meaning of the teacher. She is also disciplined and helpful. She would ask for permission to sweep the class in the evening if they are done with classes. Her teacher is so much impressed with the new Edna.
She is healthy and has not become sick the whole month.