We’ve gotten a bit behind on our introductions of new kids at Precious Kids Center. We grew so fast and things got hectic so we have many new friends that have yet to be introduced. Stay tuned for more posts introducing all of our new precious ones.
Hillary had a tough life growing up. His father passed away when he was only 3 years old leaving him with his mother who was an alcoholic. He decided to run away from home and head to the streets when he was only six years old because his mother would lock him in the house alone all night long. He spent two years on the streets before he met his sponsor who decided to take him to school. After so many years of living life on his own, Hillary had a hard time adjusting to life at boarding school and all of the rules that come with it and was constantly running away.
When he was in about 6th grade he became a permanent resident at Precious Kids Center during the school holidays. It was a hard road to help Hillary get on track and get used to adjusting from his early years. Now Hillary is in the 8th grade and is excelling in school. He is a kind boy, who is very compassionate and helpful with the other kids at the house. We are so proud of all of the progress that he has made and can’t wait to see what God has planned for his future.
Abuid is the oldest brother of Pascal and Japheth, who also live at Precious Kids Center. We originally took Pascal because we found him living on the streets and ended up walking with his mother through her battle with cervical cancer and HIV. After a few years of struggling we decided to take Japheth because he was much younger and was having to fend for himself. In 2015, her condition began to worsen so we moved Abuid and his mother to a house near the center, so that our staff could keep a close eye on them. In December of 2015, she passed away and Abuid became a permanent resident at PKC. He is currently in the 7th grade and enjoys spending time with his brothers and helping to care for the other children during the school holidays.
Joy’s mother has worked at PKC since 2013. Joy went to a local public school and then would come to the kids house for lunch before returning to school in the afternoon. The principal of Greenfields Primary School asked me if I new any girls that would benefit from a school sponsorship and Joy immediately came to mind. So we talked to her mom and she glady agreed.
Joy is currently in the sixth grade and she is performing well. She loves to learn and loves caring for her little sister during the school holidays.
I met Mark when he was in town in January 2018 when I was doing back to school shopping for the other kids. He is a former street boy that we met in town when we were doing back to school shopping for our other students. He came up and expressed interest in going back to school and we took him to boarding school with the other kids that same day. He told us that his mother left him with his uncle, who is in the 11th grade, and they haven’t heard from her since. Mark is in the 6thgrade and loves playing soccer.
He is having some difficulties adjusting from his life of complete freedom in town to following the rules and restrictions that come with being in school. He often gets overwhelmed and runs away from school. Luckily he comes back a few days later, but we are praying for him to fully adjust so that he can continue to excel in his studies.