Strike has Ended

Thank you Lord for answering our prayers! The teacher’s strike has finally come to an end.

For the last month and a half, one of the unions in Kenya had caused a country wide strike. Teachers not participating in the strike were being beaten if caught on campus. Many were disguising themselves as students, or teaching secret night classes after the sun would set to try and prepare seniors for their national exams.

It was not too long after the strike began that idle and board students started torching high schools and burning buildings to the ground.

Now that the strike has ended, the little high school in the mountains will go back to housing all 800 of its students. As of the past month, the only students in school were those preparing to graduate. Their teachers were boldly preparing them for their national exams in spite of violent threats from the unions.

Here is a video of them before the strike ended singing a song about standing strong.

2 Responses to Strike has Ended

  1. Aaron says:

    Hi all…

    It sure has been quiet here since “the news.” 🙁

  2. Holly says:

    So glad the teacher strike has ended. Thankful for those who were willing to teach despite the dangers.

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