“My sincere gratitude and thanks giving  for an awesome support for the time I spent at S.C.A.N.N.  To be honest I have spent  few days figuring out what I can write that can be congruent with all the wonderful memories that I have created with my brothers and all the support I have received  at S.C.A.N.N., but it’s overwhelming what you have done to my life. I can’t even explain it in words only ” sometimes I will need to use my tears also for the story to be complete “.  These are the words of John Nyoike.

John joined SCANN in 2007 following the 2007/2008 post-election violence when many including himself, found themselves displaced.  He separated with his mother and two siblings in the process of escape.  With the help of one of the Red cross trucks John found himself in Nakuru show ground in a camp.  H decided to run to the streets of Nakuru to look for food and a place to sleep, in the verandahs.  “Believe me when I say it was rough out there, the street is unwelcoming, no food, no clothes and brutal older boys and men, but all the same John had to stay because he had no option.

“One day came, I call it a ” Red- Letter day” when a person approached me and posed a question” do you want to be educated and become somebody in the society?” I think he was an angel from heaven”.   And that is how John ended up at SCANN, where he met other boys “enjoying life like they own it. The environment felt peaceful.”

When talking about SCANN, John calls it “a small heaven”,  where everything he could ever wish for ….food, shelter, clothes, security, health care, education and everything else was handy.  “It was surely a miracle, a golden opportunity.” Says John.

A Kenyan with a heart of gold, Mr. Shamsher Gilani, thank you for the emphasis you make about the importance of Education.

John started learning at SCANN Centre classes before joining Public Primary School.  He scored 279 marks in K.C.P.E.

“There is no day that food, school fees, uniform or any learning requirement was not provided for me.  This kept me thinking about the management of this project (there must be dedication and diligence and hard work put for the project to be stable) sure the is”.

John continues to say “But as – Marcus Aurelius says “a man then must stand erect and not be kept erect by others.  Despite the good things I ever received, Education was personal and self-driven, I had to sacrifice my time and energy to learn and understand.  Thanks to SCANN for providing us with reliable qualified part time teachers who helped us a lot along the way .

John finished K.C.S.E. exam and managed to get a grade of B-.  He pursued a Degree in Bachelor of Science, Nursing, at Egerton University.  “This was a big deal for me because I was to have a personal bank account and would go and leave at the university alone.  This was a life changer, thanks to SCANN for making it a reality and believing in me.  Right now I have finished my University Education and I am a proud Graduate, thanks to SCANN.”

Sincere appreciation

“Special thanks goes to the chairman Mr. Shamsher Gilani, Board of Trustees, Sponsors, Donors and Well-wishers.  I want to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the chairman and the Queen ( Avni), for the profitless efforts, his enthusiasm, diligent, hard work ,dedication, name them, the list is long, thanks for picking me from the streets and thanks for being the lion and eagle ( I give you both their great qualities because you deserve them) for making sure this project is alive and kicking for Years.

I remember you always told me to work hard with dedication and honesty, I promise I won’t forget that, may you live long, we need you, your children need you…..THANK YOU, Mr. Shamsher Gilani, MAY GOD BLESS YOU.

I also extend my appreciation to Trustee Puri, Trustee  Judy, Rotarian Wahome and everyone I haven’t mentioned. THANK YOU for your guidance and advise along the way and if I was ever indiscipline please pardon me.

Thank you to all the Sponsors and Donors for making this project a success.  May God bless you.

After finishing my education before joining internship I was granted an opportunity to present a report on COVID 19 at SCANN  Annual Genaral Meeting and also become a Manager at a new SCANN project started in July 16th 2020 ( SCANN HOT KITCHEN). I want to admit that this was a milestone for me and special thanks for believing in me and I really did my best.  The bond and connection I made with them was unbreakable, thanks Trustee Judy for your guidance during my reign in this project.  I was even featured on TV, I was so happy.  I really enjoyed working with you, you are the best, honestly.

My appreciation goes to my brothers and all the subordinates working at SCANN.  This is a team work, no one can make it alone.  Thank you all for your help, I will be always a SCANN boy .

I can write on and on because the experience was massive and wonderful, it’s hard to get someone who can commit himself to your success and asking nothing in return. I think this can be unbelievable for some people but thank you SCANN for showing the World that it’s possible, that there is always hope, love and kindness, even in the hard World we live in where people always think of themselves, which challenges me in person to be a giver in future because I grew up in someone’s hands which I can’t forget.

Thank you everyone who took part in my success.  (We did it guys).

To my brothers who are  still at SCANN, work hard.  Believe me when I tell you this is a Golden Opportunity.  You must have a strong will power to be disciplined enough and ability to choose between  what you need now and what you really need the most, to know that you must sacrifice now for a greater and better future, the ball is in your court, it’s possible.

Education is key.

Thank you very much SCANN for having me all that time I don’t take it for granted ,God bless you abundantly.