Submitted by Jane Hawrylak on Wed, 2012-08-22 11:49
- STORIES FROM MAAI MAHIU, KENYA -
Charles Madowo is 22 years old and currently a student at the School of Law at Kenyatta University. Charles is also a new intern at CTC and has enjoyed every moment. His role involves attending GAPA meetings, support groups, and helping around with office administration work for the health department.
A couple of weeks ago, Charles helped out at the Medical Camp with the July Medical Team. He loved the work and was so happy to see so many community members receive health services. In order for people to go to the hospital, it cost 50 shillings. But the Medical Camp only cost 20 shillings, which Charles described as a very reasonable price.
Charles also enjoys attending GAPA support group meetings. He believes that tangible transformation can happen to these grandmothers. After the election violence, one grandmother moved to Maai-Mahiu, took in 4 orphans and started over with life. However only after she joined GAPA, had her life truly transformed. GAPA offers an avenue to vent frustrations and get encouragement from other grandmothers in the program. Charles loves hearing everyone’s stories and helping in any way that he can.
“Working with CTC has felt like a small community” says Charles. He enjoys working and building relationship with all of the staff. Being able to see how CTC transforms the lives of grandmothers and others gives him a sense of optimism for the future.
Education & Youth Intern