We were pleased to be able to find sponsors for our DGS pupils who recently completed class 8. They were able to join High School in various good national and county schools. Here is a picture of some of the pupils. Thank you to all our generous and caring DGS sponsors and DCC for all you do!!
On 18th December 2020 Directors, Management, Staff, and pupils of Destiny Garden School came to learn of the passing away of one of our dear sponsors Mrs. Batul Amiji.
She will be dearly remembered not only for supporting education but also for her fight against covid-19 through the recent donation of thousands of face masks to the school. Each year she would sponsor a few pupils who have passed primary school to high school. She has also been supporting those who have completed high school and done well so that they can access university education. Through her support, the school was able to receive several desks and benches for pupils to use.
Before her demise, she had previously communicated with the Director Mr. Jacob, that she was seriously looking into supporting vocational training for our pupils who leave school and are unable to join university education so that they become breadwinners of their families.
It would be difficult to measure the impact Mrs. Batul Amiji has had on the many people’s lives she touched, personally and professionally.
Her commitment to helping others who are less fortunate leaves a wonderful legacy.
She became a passionate, caring, thoughtful and generous friend of Destiny Garden School, and we are very grateful for the many contributions that she made to shape the future of our school and the destiny of the pupils. We are saddened to lose such a loyal and committed friend.
May God Almighty comfort and strengthen her family.
To Alana and friends, and all our sponsors, July 2020 was great because of your generosity. DGS is grateful for your kindness and concern during the difficult moments for the families affected by the covid-19 crisis.
DGS is very grateful for the sponsorship which continues to pay for every child to receive a healthy cooked lunch, essential to the well being and progress of our pupils. More funding has also been received for tables and benches to go in our smart new Dining Shelter. All the pupils can now be seated for lunch in three sittings. Even the youngest, Pre-Primary children, are able to eat their lunch sitting at tables now, with help from their teachers.
Class 6 children were surprised this term by the presentation of a new school uniform for each child, bought with a donation from a DGS sponsor, Debi. (Debi also sponsors Grace, one of the Y6 pupils)
Debi said, “Children being the same as their peers creates confidence and equality, which is so very important for them all .”
Debi donated an amount which was enough to provide each child with a full school uniform i.e. a dress and socks for girls and a shirt, a pair of shorts and socks for boys. Staff at DGS spent several weeks making sure each child would receive a uniform that fitted properly. The new clothes were presented on 7th March which was Grace’s Birthday. The children were very excited when they received the new uniforms. Those who had no uniform, or tattered, worn out uniform, are now able to wear their new clothes with pride.
Grace’s birthday party was a great celebration for the whole class. They all wished one another well as they loked forward to another great year ahead. They enjoyed some fruit juice, a large cake and biscuits.
Many thanks to Debi for her generous gift.
Class 4 visited the famous sixteenth century Fort Jesus and Museum on Mombasa island. This was an educational trip that was also very exciting and a lot of fun for the children, who are normally limited to classroom activities. The trip was sponsored by Miguela and her son Valerio who sponsor one of the children in the class.
George is one of DGS’s past pupils, sponsored by Jane. He has now moved on to High School and has recently received a donation from Jane to buy the necessary textbooks.
George is very grateful for these and hopes now he has these maerials to work hard and make good progress in his studies.
Our thanks to Jane for providing George with the means to progress with his education and for supporting DGS.
A group of boys and girls from different classes enjoyed learning to play the reocrder, using gifts sent to the school.
Exercise book donations to DGS have ensured students have had books for writing their classwork and homework. This is one of DGS’s large ongoing costs. During each month of the Second Term children were delighted to receive new exercise books.
It was a great joy when Regina and Bernd paid a visit to Destiny Garden School this October. They are both keen supporters and sponsors of the school and have visited the DGS on several occasions. Regina and Bernd spent time with the Director, Jacob Boaz, catching up on the latest developments at DGS; there have been a number of remarkable improvements at the school and they were here to witness it all. They met their sponsored children and had time to wish the Class Eight candidates a successful time during their final Examinations. They were particularly pleased to see the kitchen which they helped build and which DGS has recently repainted.
It was a great surprise and a special moment for the Class Five pupils and their teacher when they received a rare treat to celebrate Belinda’s Birthday; this was provided by her UK sponsors, Steve and Heather. The class had a huge cake to share, biscuits, delicious eclairs sweets and mango fruit juice. To capture the moment, her classmates sang birthday and happy songs as Belinda cut the cake. To include all the children at DGS, the rest of the proceeds from Steve and Heather’s donation went towards a special meal for the Closing Day Celebrations and the Class KG3 Graduation.
A group of seven from Rotary Club of Mombasa visited Destiny Garden School during the August holidays. This was a much awaited trip and the first to DGS. Members of the group experienced first-hand the DGS environment and what life is like for the children. They were shown around the compound to see the school’s developments, and had the opportunity to interact and bond with the children and teachers. They brought sweets, fruit juice and chocolate biscuits, much to the excitement of the children, which lightened up their holiday spirits. The group looks forward to more visits to DGS.