Just as we do in Kamulu, we hope to make a space for our students to express themselves and share a piece of their stories firsthand, by poem, story, drawing, or otherwise. The following song is by 15 year-old literacy student, Onesmus Odero. Expressing himself through songwriting is a passion for Onesmus.
Usife moyo, manake maisha ni marefu mungu amekupa kupa nayaki usife moyo (x2)
Wengi tunawaza sauna mbona maisha ngumu, ngumu (x2)
Ni wewe tu unaweza fanya maisha iwe ngumu na rahisi (x2)
Majaribio nikwamuda, usife moyo.
Maisha ikiwa ngumu usife moyo kama yobu aliteseka saana kwa maisha yake (x2)
Lakini hukufa moyo, moyo, moyo. Sheria alizifuata zake mola eeh (x2)
Mola anakupenda sama usife moyo, mwanzo ana sababu njema kwako wee (x2)
Never give up on your life (x2)
Representing for Jesus.
Don't lose heart because life is long and tough.
God has given you life.
Don't lose heart.
Many of us may be discouraged
because life is tough, life is tough.
You are the only one who can decide to live
a hard or easy life.
Trials are for a short time. Don't lose heart.
When life is tough and hard don't lose hope.
Job suffered a lot in his life too be he did not lose hope. He followed God's commands.
God loves you so don't lose hope.
He has a good plan for you.
Never give up in your life.