Introducing a new member of the St Charles Lwanga School Team: Bro Sylvester Okoth
“THE INVISIBLE POWER OF HOPE.”
By Bro Sylvester Okoth (B.S.C.L).
To majority of people struggling for survival in this tough economic environment, great efforts of making ends meet are often met with disappointment and hopelessness. Some simply decide to quit the battle without giving it a second thought. What would be the driving force? Pessimism! Such individuals either don’t understand the role played by “hope” in our lives, or simply are not open to possibility of a bright future. Sincerely speaking, nobody under the sun can tell with exactness what will happen in the future, either soon or later. We all struggle to achieve happiness basing our efforts on potentiality but actualization is indefinite, yet it is hope that keeps the pursuit ongoing. Indeed, hope that things will be better or plans will work out is what keeps us going.
As a newly professed member of the institute of Brothers of St Charles Lwanga, I had never imagined how this precious gift of hope, can be channeled into the lives of the less-privileged in the society. This possibility dawned to me when I was appointed to St. Charles Lwanga Secondary school in Ruai- Nairobi (Kenya) to assist Br.John Kennedy Oronjo in running the Rehabilitation Centre which is integrated with Secondary Education Programme.