We are so proud to support the O’Brien School for the Maasai through RMCC Gives, and we love to share unique, impactful stories that help to convey why their work is so important and truly life-changing. Pascal is one of their students, and his story is so inspiring and reminds us how our donations can make a significant impact in the lives of these wonderful children who need our support.
Here is the story of Pascal through the words of the school’s founder, Kellie:
I met Pascal the first night we arrived at our new convent in Sanya Station.
Pascal’s mother abandoned him when he was born. His grandparents raised him, but they denied him food. His father then came to get him, but he was an alcoholic, and for years Pascal was badly beaten to where he walked completely bent over.
The sisters in Sanya Ju saw him and asked the father if he would allow them to raise him. He gladly agreed. It was decided that our sister at the Sanya Station convent take him in and send him to O’Brien School.
Pascal is 11, despite appearing much younger due to his smaller frame. However he is now standing up straight, is thriving in grade one. His English is amazing and he is so full of joy and big smiles. He rushes to the car that drives us back to the convent each night and wants to carry my purse. He gives me a big hug and we talk about school. It is hard to believe the life he has endured and now he is so happy living with the sisters and attending school. He has captured my heart and everyone who meets him.
I know he survived all this to become extraordinary. I am so grateful for the love of our sisters who rescued him. They did not think he would have lived another year.
Join us in making a difference by donating to the O’Brien School! And if you make a donation of at least $50, stop by the Front Desk at our office to pick out handmade jewelry made by the mothers in the village!