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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

congratulations to henry and to change the truth!

One of Change the Truth's first sponsored students was Ssemanda Henry. In fact, he was one of the first children I met at the orphanage in 2006. He struck me as a good soul way back then. He has proven himself to be just that. Henry also grew into a respected leader and role model at St. Mary Kevin. He's a soft spoken, serious, hard working, kind and gracious young man, who can break out into an overly dramatic hip hop song and dance, cracking up anyone who lays eyes or ears on him.

It is with great pleasure that I share that this diligent young man has completed his Certificate Program in Electricity from Nakawa Vocational Training Institute. Henry passed his final exams on December 4th. Nakawa arranged for Henry’s first job interview in Busia, near the Kenyan border.  He is there now.  

Before departing, however, Melissa was able to snap this photo of the proud 20-year-old graduate. It goes out to all CTT donors. You have helped provide an education for a deserving young man - an orphan who had nowhere else to turn but to us for his survival and his future. Be proud of Henry, but be proud of yourselves, as well.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful story and accomplishment for all.
- JM