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Daniel Oyoo Ohawa

My name is Daniel Oyoo Ohawa, currently pursuing a Master’s Degree Programme (HRM) at Kenyatta University. I want to begin by saying that I am a produce of societal benevolence through Bishop James Ochiel Siloam Trust. Mine is not only a story of hope, faith and resilience but above all a story of God’s grace. I say God’s grace because my education journey has been marred with several challenges occasioned by my really humble background, and to imagine that someone was there for me at a time when the vulnerability and the need in my community was even so high, is truly an act of grace.

Bishop James Ochiel sponsored my entire High School education at Pe-Hill High School. After excelling in my high school studies, I secured admission to Kenyatta University to study Bachelor of Commerce. Having lost my dad in the year 2009 just when I was about to complete my high school, the University fees and life in general was not about to be any easier. Still, the Bishop came to my rescue and supported me through my University education. I successfully graduated top of my class, an achievement that earned me another scholarship by Kenyatta University to pursue a Master’s Degree. I vividly recall the difficult times back in High School. How I could walk a distance of over 20 kilometers to and from school during school opening, mid-terms and school closing dates just because we could not afford bus fare to take me to school. And how other basic life essentials were such a luxury but through God’s grace and inspired help from the Bishop, my school fee was catered for.

In retrospect, I see how an act of kindness and sheer benevolence can make a real impact to the life of an individual, that of a family, a village, a nation and indeed the society at large. Today I am employed, pursuing my Post Graduate education, fending for our family and sponsoring my younger siblings through their college education and still dreaming and pursuing my other ambitions. These I dare say, would not have been possible if someone did not hold my hand along the way. For this, I am indebted and most grateful to Bishop James.

In my interactions with the vulnerable and the unprivileged, it is evident to me that the need is still so huge and will take several efforts and multi-faceted approach to bridge. And whereas we are seeing a couple of initiatives mostly from corporate and especially on the education front, only a handful of individual and communal initiatives like that of Bishop Ochiel Siloam Trust exist. Such organizations have the unique ability to reach to the communities at the very grass root level where the other initiatives may not be capable of. My appeal to all of us is to reach out, support such and be part of the societal transformational agenda.

I am a practical example of what charity can do and I am blessed to bless!

Elseba Achieng’ Nyachieng’

It has been a long journey to my success through Bishop James Ochiel’s support, since 2005- 2008 during my high school education. Through the same scholarship, I proceeded to post secondary education at Sigalagala Training Institute and pursued Diploma in Civil Engineering as from 2011-2013.

I am very much thankful for the support towards me.

Kennedy Francis Odhiambo

We supported Kennedy’s education through Bishop Ochiel Siloam Trust from Secondary up to University and has since graduated with Bachelor in Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Wilson Otieno Odhiambo

Wilson benefited from Bishop Ochiel Siloam Trust by sponsoring his education from Secondary to University. He pursued Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering and has since graduated.

Maureen Gladys James

Currently a student and at Nairobi University pursuing a Bachelor of Law Degree.

David Oluoch Owigo

Currently a student at Riat Institute of Science & Technology pursuing a Diploma course in Electricals.

Linda A. Owuor

Currently a student at Kisumu Polytechnic pursuing a Certificate course in Food and Beverage.

Adede Edwin Ochieng’

A Form IV student at Homa-Bay High School. A beneficiary of Bishop Ochiel Siloam Trust.

Elma Akech

A Form IV student at Ogande Girls High School. A beneficiary of Bishop Ochiel Siloam Trust.

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