Today happens to be World Teachers day.
According to wikipedia, this day (October 5th) commemorates the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, which is a standard-setting instrument that addresses the status and situations of teachers around the world.
To mark this day, media personality Jahmby Koikai who went to Makini school, celebrated her school director, Mary Okello in a very unique way.
Known as a ghetto girl, Jahmby shocked many when she revealed that her mother sacrificed it all so she could get proper education.
"My very ambitious mom took to me to St.Hannah's Prep school and Makini School for my primary education. I stood out like a sore thumb. I was always fighting at school because kids made fun of me.See, I came from the ghetto attending these schools. No one in my community ever attended such schools," she said.
My grandma and mom always told me that this is the best gift they could give me. A good education. Today I agree. That whole school process taught me alot. Opened my worldview on how the other side of Nairobi thinks, operates, relates and observes others.'
The Endo warrior narrated how Mary Okello won her heart by offering to drive her home following a school trip after she was stranded at school.
She says Mrs Okello was intrugued how her mom could afford to take her kids to such expensive schools despite them living in such a deplorable conditions.
Describing her as the woman 'who changed my life,' Jahmby wrote;
Mrs. Okello made our lives at Makini School easier. She was an amazing director and educator.We happened to be seeing the same chiropractor in 2017, I bumped into her. I reminded her of those Makini years and she laughed and gave me a huge hug. 'You've done incredibly well my little girl'. She said.
Do you have that one teacher who you will narrate about to your kids? What's your story?