First Step 2015

Development Through Education

P1050746To my dear friends whose wisdom and unconditional love has pulled me through the rough roads of my life,rescued me from my vulnerability,i deeply value your relationship and feel so blessed and cherish you for it is the reason why Great Mercy was initiated. Your  contributions to  my life has impacted many children’s lives.Am in the UK for one month with my daughter Lynn Mercy Mutange courtesy of the British council connecting classrooms exchange program and all the volunteers who have visited and served at Great Mercy Children Home have housed us  and provided for us. (http://www.greatmercy.wordpress.com) .Being my third visit, my eyes have opened up to some realities that i would have not achieved much except by those who dared believe that something inside of me was superior than my circumstances and gave me education.THANK YOU!

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Great Mercy home school provides a supportive environment for children with special needs to access education.Inadequate schools for children with special needs is one of the hindrances to accessing education in Trans Nzoia county according to situational analysis done by Trans Nzoia children service network may 2013.The analysis states there were 14 nursery schools supported by the municipal council in 2013 for a population 800000 residents in the municipality.Inspired by well wishers who helped bring the best out of me and enabled my whole family to  think differently,we have taken risks deified all the odds and provided  basic education to more than 2500 children since 2001.
Great Mercy also participates in tracking issues affecting children ranging from  high rates of school drop outs,domestic violence child abuse child abandonment, child labor ,children driven to streets due to poverty and harmful cultural and practices.

For me,every problem i have faced  has been a process to build my character.Good can come out of the worst evil. We should always refuse to give up and turn our problems to  be  character building opportunities.The problems i faced as a child shaped my destiny and i began believing that all things are impossible.May my life give Great Mercy children and all who read exceptional capacity to care and strengthen those with special needs around us.

Becoming Entirely His !!!!!!

It is easy to allow conformity than transformation.The cost of being transformed to entirely remain Christs children has a selfless accountability responsibility.How many of us can stand being told by some one who sees us missing the ways and rebuke’s us like David and prophet Samuel.Some of us would prefer to cover our evil that repent.I pray we may grow…..

Levi's Daily Thoughts

Let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing —James 1:4

Many of us appear to be all right in general, but there are still some areas in which we are careless and lazy; it is not a matter of sin, but the remnants of our carnal life that tend to make us careless. Carelessness is an insult to the Holy Spirit. We should have no carelessness about us either in the way we worship God, or even in the way we eat and drink.

Not only must our relationship to God be right, but the outward expression of that relationship must also be right. Ultimately, God will allow nothing to escape; every detail of our lives is under His scrutiny. God will bring us back in countless ways to the same point over and over again. And He never tires of bringing us…

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Surprises

An American couple loved a street boy George called George whom they felt if they helped join a school it will add value and he will a useful citizen.George was was excited when they suggested to him about going to school.That is how George got a chance to learn at Great Mercy Education Center until a week ago when he disappeared.
Joseph and Mary not their real names provided all the needs George had,bought him uniform,good bedding’s and everything he asked for.George has no inhibitions,he can ask for anything and he will have his way when he means to.I always saw a man who can make great impact especially when his abilities can be well used.He is out going bold,intelligent and very active.
John and Mary are a very generous couple who not only helped George but other children like currently they provide all the beans,maize floor and maize the boys home needs which has eased our burden for caring for boys.
One of the days recently,John decided to show a video on a science lesson as Mary gave a psychology talk to home school staff.
When the video lesson got finished.George volunteered to take back the video to John’s car and because John was not suspicious of anything,he gave out the Keys.
George returned the video to the car and decided to steal a camera,two cellphones and a purse which according to John had less than ksh10000.He then gave a young boy the car keys for John then he ran away.It is now two weeks since this happened which was a great surprise.
This loving couple were so shocked at what George had done even our children who had seen all that had been done to George got a big surprise.It is hard to know the real needs of a destitute child.Is it education,a home or just things….

Marion and Emmanuel

I live with Marion who is on the wheel chair has sickle anemia,part of her body is paralyzed and disabled. she has to be done for everything including being fed,dressed,and even pushed from one point to another but my son Emmanuel can move around by himself,works hard in school,self driven but the sleeping disorder makes him look disabled.Marion Joined Great Mercy high school in2011 because she requested.We don’t have a facility that can meet her needs but we still admitted her.She is alert never sleeps but the stroke that made her paralyzed makes her disabled.
I love their determination,Marion wants to be a bank manager and my son wants to be an aeronautical engineer.
I have learned to slow down,listen to them and help where possible.Even when i travel out,i always look back to know if they are well.
Other children in the home school have proved very loving as they provide support where possible.Marion and Emmanuel are in form three and they look forward to next year when they will seat for their final high school exams.
Am so Grateful to God for giving us an opportunity to provide care for this category of children.
I have been so inspired never to take anything about my abilities for granted especially when i see Marion comforting others and saying her aspiration.Every time we offer a service to Marion she will never miss to appreciate.This indeed a Great lifetime experience and i say thank you God for creating me to add value to others.

VISITORS VIEWS

VISITORS COMMENDS AS FROM 2011-2014

NO.

DATE

NAME

COMPANY ADDRESS

COMMENTS

1.

22/6/2011

REV.  PATRIC

BOX 164-KITALE

Courtesy call. Good job.

2.

22/6/2011

ISAAC  REGING

BOX 1626 KITALE

Courtesy call. Good job

3.

22/6/2011

TANUJ  SHAR

BOX 1-30200 KITALE

Keep green Kenya thank you.

4.

23/6/2011

DANNA WARD

LEED, ENGLAND

God bless all the children, I love them all.

5.

23/6/2011

RABIA  AYUB

ENGLAND

I love all the children and will be back.

6.

23/6/2011

UPASANA (VE) AMAR

ENGLAND

I am very sad to leave, but I will definitely be   back!!

7.

22/6/2011

HON. EUGINE    WAMALWA(MP  SABOTI CONSTITUENCY)

 KITALE

Touring    development project

8.

27/6/2011

KASABAI    MUSIMBI  NANCY

BOX 58 – MATUNDA

We appreciate the reception given

9.

28/6/2011

NYANDIEKA D. DAVID & BANVA  MURAMBI

TRAN-NZIOA PRIM- BOX 21 KTL

Appreciate the reception given.

10.

30/6/2011

EUPA  JOHN

BOX  102  NAITIRI

Guest teacher to teach Kiswahili std 8

11.

3/7/2011

MARY AVOSA

BOX 547    KITALE

Friendly visit. Thanks for the hospitality.

12.

8/7/2011

RASTO  NALIKA

0720238479

Board meeting

13.

8/7/2011

FLORIDA  SITTI

BOX 1303

Board  meeting

14.

8/7/22011

JESCAH  MASIBO

BOX 3037 -00100    NAIROBI

Board meeting

15.

4/7/2011

MADEGWA

0721776422

Official

16.

4/7/11

PASCAL  SWITEKHA

Parent 0716900325

official

17.

4/7/2014

ABBAS  GUDAM

0705424322

Official

18.

6/7/2011

WEKESA FRED

0724463383

Guest teacher to teach SST std 8

19.

6/7/2011

EDITH    WAMUKOTA

0728485619

To look for a vacancy in teaching (primary)

20.

9/7/2011

RUTSOY    APERETUM

0723498272

Parents day. May God shine his face upon you.

21.

11/7/2011

CHARLES    SHIKATI

NSSF0720701523

 

22.

11/7/11

ARNOLD OKERE

0714891779

Register the school with NSSF Office.

23.

12/7/11

MR.MRS. MOSES    WAMALWA

ICM 0724656638

128- KITALE

Courtesy call

24.

13/7/11

MR MUCHOMA    DANIEL

0721635579

Invigilation of municipal District Mock exam

25.

13/7/2011

CADENCE    SNYDER

The World Race- USA

Thank you so much for allowing us to come. You are a   blessing to us and your students.

26.

 

 

 

 

27.

13/7/11

CLARA  COPLEY

The World race – USA

Thank you! May the Lord bless this place.

28.

13/7/11

KELLEN GORBETT

The World Race – USA

Bringing God’s kingdom in this school.

29.

13/7/11

CHARLOTTE    MATZ

The world Race – USA

Thank you.

30.

13/7/11

CARRIE  TRULEN

The World    Race –USA

Thank you for allowing us to come today. This is an   excellent school.

31.

13/7//11

LACEY  BASTMAN

The world Race- USA

God bless your ministry and every child her

32.

13/7/11

CHRIS    LEDBETTER

The World Race –USA

You have a great vision and are a mighty woman of   God. May God bless you so much

33.

14/7/11

ANGELINE    SUPORA

BOX 73598-00200    NAIROBI

Assessment of SNE Candidates

34.

14/7/11

WILSON    CHERUYOT

BOX 260 KITALE

Assessment  of   candidates

35.

17/7/11

JOHN  KIGEN

TELCOM  ORANGE   KITALE

May God    empower you with his knowledge and wisdom so as to reach many, God   bless u.

36.

23/7/2011

FREDRICK    SHIUNDU

SHANGWE  SHOP   STAGE MAHINDI – KAMBI

May God continue to lift this ministry to a higher   level.

37.

1/8/11

KYLE  EVANS

28    QUAIL/DR.DOYLESTORON, PA 18902

What an inspiration to see the work of Great mercy.

38.

1/8/11

COURTNEY    SMYTH

5768  VILLAGE   IN DOYLESTOWN, PA 18902

Thank you so much for showing us your school –so   inspiring.

39.

1/8/11

GABNELLA    CRIMI

BOX 193 CARVESVILLE    PA  18913

It is so inspiring to see the work of Great mercy.

40.

1/8/11

DORCAS    CHEMENGICH

BIWANDA    FOUNDATION BOX 4632  KITALE

God bless your ministry. Will be back again.

41.

5/8/11

CALEB  SIMIYU

GENESIS    INSTITUTE BOX 48  KITALE

Thank God uplift your work.

42.

18/8/11

LINDA  OMAR

0727505683 BOX 73    KIMILILI

God bless the ministry and every child. Amen

43.

18/8/11

EBBY  KHADI

0715693303

In God we trust bless Great mercy.

44.

22/8/11

BONIFACE    MWANGI

0722381567

May the Lord bless always and provides in times of   needs.

45.

24/8/11

MACDICK    WANYAMA

BOX 1084    BUNGOMA

Exchange programme to foster good performance.

46.

26/8/11

CHEBI   SUSAN

BOX  130  BULIMBO

May God bless you as you undertake your God given   work.

47.

2/9/11

ELIZABETH  NASONG’O

0723949395

May God show mercy upon you.

48.

5/9/11

EDWARD  OKIYO

0724643648

God bless mercy with lots of happiness.

49.

10/9/2011

BEATRICE    AKOTH  OWILI

ADC  KITALE   OFFICE

May God    enlarge your territories

50.

14/9/11

MOSES  NAMANGA

TRACSEN  0723985411

May God be with you.

51.

12/9/2011

JAMES  MBII

DOC    MACHANDISE POOL BOX 1834 – KITALE

Good reception. Keep it up. Thanks

52.

12/9/11

BEVERLYNE    MODAKI

N.P.C  CHURCH

Keep it up. Thanks.

53.

16/9/11

EUPA  JOHN

BOX 102    NAITIRI

Good reception. Thanks.

54.

17/9/11

WALTER    BWOMA  OGEGA

BOX 1544-00902- KIKUYU  KENYA

Good reception. God uplift you most. Thanks. Keep it   up.

55.

19/9/11

STEPHEN    OCHILO

BOX 43749    NAITIRI

Thank for the warm welcome may God gives endurance and encouragement richly reward you.

56.

23/9/11

WAMBOI    CAROLINE

3494    KITALE  (SOIL CONSERV)

Supervise std 8 exam.

57.

26/9/11

MANGICHO  MOLA

0726536016    SYARE RADIO/TELEVISION

Good job.

58.

26/9/11

MOSES  NAWANGA

0723975411 TRACSEN

God bless you

59.

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JOSEPH    WANYAMA

0724726091    KARI

To see  the   school

60.

5/10/11

PASTOR  ODARI

0726306579    SIKHENDU

See teacher Ruth

61.

9/10/11

TUNAI  SIMIYU

0728368462

Good job keep it up.

62.

26/10/11

ELLY  O.   OMOLLO

0724862980

Am very happy to see the improvement of the school. Glory be to God. You are going far.

63.

1.11/11

JAMES  NDIRE

0774140994

To see the director. Great job with the children.

64.

1/11/11

JOHN  KIGEN

0771331000

To see the director may God lift u as u do his work.

65.

8/11/11

SANDY  SANFORD

ICM BAKESLIED, CA, USA

Your vision reality! Your dream…. God is good.

66.

9/11/11

MARINA    VUZIKWA

0710875977

Thanks for a good job.

67

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DAVID WALAKA

KOKOS  VILLAGE   CHILDREN CENTRE

Courtesy all

68.

15/11/11

CHARLES    ONSASIA

0726960333

Expect  change   for perfect

69.

18/11/11

SELINA  GOR

KENYA  AIRPORT   AUTHORITY

Keep it up the good work

70.

18/11/11

SANDLYA  A.   SHAR

RB SHAR &

God bless u all abundantly.

71.

19/11/11

NORMAN N.    KHAOYA

4365  KITALE

Persevere in for excellence and keep the flame   burning.

72.

23/11/11

CLEMENT    HINGAAAA

NAIROBI  KENYA

God bless you for good job.

73.

25/11/11

JESCAH KHAVERE

0721342335

Good job. God bless you.

74.

SARAH  KEMUNTO

0728848712

Abundantly  be   blessed

 

75.

29/11/11

ROSELYNE    CHEROP

0713392480

God bless this school

76.

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MILTON  AMBALE

0715884811

God  bless   great mercy

77.

30/11/11

GABRIEL    SIMIYU

0702984962

May God bless you all.

78.

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ALFRED  MATERE

0727946855

God    bless  great  mercy

79.

1/12/11

MARINA    VUZIKWA

0710875977

Thanks for good job.

80.

7/12/11

FAULU    KENYA-KTL

 

God    prosper  you greatly

81.

7/12/11

JOSEPH  MUSEE

0770230662

Well attended

82.

8/12/11

SAMUEL  WASWA

07204938

May God see you through.

83.

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NAOMI  JELIMO

ADC – KITALE

Courtesy call on behalf of management. Good work no   man can reward. It is God.

84.

20/12/11

JACKY  NANYAMA

0722249470

You are doing a great work for God. Stay blessed

85.

1/1/12

ALBERT    MACHARIA

0722826090

It is our desire that you go higher.

86.

24/1/12

ANTONINA K.    MUKASA

0714566721

God has given us hands to serve others and Great   mercy has those hands to serve others. God bless

87.

26/1/12

JOSEPH  MUDOGO

0725293897

I have learnt that it is a place to nurture, disciplines   pupils.

88.

26/1/12

EKIRA KYLE, ZACHARY NYATIKA

AMBASSADORS FOR SUSTAINABLE HEALTH. BOX 3510 KITALE

Thank you for wonderful work.

89.

30/1/12

JAPHRIS  APEC

0728676348

Thank you for your good work to our children’s

90.

25/3/12

ELIZABETH  A. OUKO

BOX 651 KTL

Good work. Keep it up and may God keep you moving   amen.

91.

25/3/12

RIZIK  ALI

BOX 130 KAMORIAH

Work hard and keep up in God’s name you will make   it.

92.

20/4/12

JOYCE  WEN

0710747419

Keep doing what God has called you to do and great   is the reward.

93.

20/1/12

LORI    BALLINGTON

5031 – SOUTHLANDS DR. WOODSTOCK, GA 30188

You are a blessing.

94.

20/4/12

MARY  MASINDE

3170 (30200) KITALE

It is amazing what God is doing.

95.

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CLAIRE    CRIGLER

JOHNSON  FERRY   BAPTIST MARIETTE, GAUSA

We loved teaching a bible story. These children are   smart and fun.

97.

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LINDA  SHAFFER

JOHNSON FERRY BAPTIST MARRIETTS, GA, USA

God bless these children

98.

20/4/12

RACHAEL  GOUIN

JOHNSON FERRY BAPTIST  MARIETTA, GA,USA

What a honour and privilege to love on the children   to share Christ’s love with them. To God be all the glory.

99.

2/6/12

FELISTUD    MWENDE

0712604026

Great mercy is sp merciful. May God bless you all.

100.

6/6/12

ABUBAKAR .O.    JUMA

SEEKING EMPLOYMENT

Received well by the manager. God bless the   institution.

101

14/6/12

PHANICE    MUKANI

0728017419

You can do all things thru Christ  Phil. 4:13

102

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MERCY  INDOSHI

0727086266

Through hard work we can make it.

103

26/7/12

DONNA  WARD

0044  7855526965

Am so happy to be back, I can see you are developing   which is excellent.

104

28/8/12

FAITH  PEYWA

0727522160

May God fulfil all the desires of your hearts.

105.

2/12/12

HELLEN    MASINDE

0727156155

You are answering God’s cry may the lord reward you.

106.

4/12/12

CLEMENNTINA    MALALA

0704090707

God bless this ministry.

107.

6/12/12

FREDRICK    ODINGA

0725242991

God gives and provides, may you bless these loving   children to deliver.

108.

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PAUL K.  NGEY

0700096563

Good working institution. God bless them

109.

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PATRICK    MAYENDE

0737903575

Good time and God bless the school.

110.

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CHRISTTINE    WEKESA

0718497721

You are hospitable people. God bless you.

111.

13/12/12

EMMA  MWANZA

0729822548

Welcoming a child is welcoming heaven

112.

13/12/12

WANJIRU  MARY

FOREVER LIVING PROCUCTS 0718422733

You held golden hearts. May God be with you always.

113.

22/12/12

REUBEN  KIPTOO

0725538641

Imprested by the kind of work you are doing. God   bless you big.

114.

8/3/13

CLEMENTINE    MALALA

0704090707

God you are Ebenezer for great mercy. Blessed be the   hearts that work here.

115.

1/4/13

PRISCILLA    WASIKE

0721389329

May God expand your territory.

116.

5/4/13

PRISCAH    AKINYI  OWICH

0721821633

I thank God for bringing us this far. Trying moments   for Kenyans but we are glad God is in control.

117.

11/4/13

G.K  WALELA

MIC- NAKURU BOX 110 NAKURU

Aim higher always. God bless.

118.

22/5/13

CALLISTUS ORETEBOX 4564 KITALE 0705575333

 

Good work. Keep it up. Press up.

119.

12/6/13

ROBERT  SIMITI

HOPE CENTRE KITALE

Am impressed with work you are doing.

120.

24/6/13

PATRICK    SULLIVAN

USA

Visiting happy kids. God bless u.

121.

29/6/13

JUDAH  K LEPAL

USA

Very happy kids.

122.

29/6/13

ROBERT    SULIVAR

USA

Thank you for the opportunity to see children who   are well taken care of.

123.

1/7/13

DICKSON    AMBALE

0725907030

PEACE

124.

8/7/13

KELLI    VERHOEVEN

USA

May God’s love reign in Great mercy

125.

8/7/13

EMIH MOLLAY

USA

I love great mercy. God is here in this place.

126.

8/7/13

SETG REHMENT

WR USA

Love you guys on what you are doing here. Keep it   up.

127.

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MARIANNE    CAYCE

USA

I love everything about this. It is an honour to serve   here. God bless u.

128.

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CHELSEY  KEEL

USA

This place is amazing. God has blessed you. Love u.

129.

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SAVANNAH    DEVIS

USA

I love African orphans.

130.

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JAHJAH    JACKSON

USA

I like it here.

131.

8//7/13

ZAUWEN  BEARET

USA

Love with reckless    abandon

132.

10/9/13

ELDELIA    MWANJE

BUNGOMA

The school is good and with God’s love it will grow.

133.

18/9/13

FRED  NATO

BBK

Visiting the children

134.

24/9/13

PASTOR PANDE    AMACH

KITALE – DELIVERANCE

Loved the whole thing. God bless the kids.

135.

26/9/13

BRIAN  OKEYO

KBC

Things are pretty well/encouraging.

136.

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CLARENCE    ISIJI

 KNA

Fantastic.

137.

8/10/13

DANSTAN    KETTZA

BOX 30305    NAIROBI

Great work. God bless

138.

8/11/13

ELLAH  M   NAMASAKE

0724881542

Courtesy call, amazing job, God bless you

139.

9/11/13

GEOFFREY    OMBONYA

0700220330

This is surely a solution centre for these   generation

140.

9/11/13

ALEX  MATHEKA

0717747525

If there is a place of destiny shaping with physical, mental and of course spiritually great mercy if there is.

141.

22/11/13

VICTOR    SHAMULA

WESTERN RUBBER WORKS

Good reception.

142.

16/12/13

BISHOP    TITUS  MAONGA

0713302268

Lead ministry youth conference facilitator

‘’143.

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PASTOR    CHRISTOPHER MUKANGAI

0723322303

It has been great being here. God bless you.

144.

21/12/13

  REV.  EMMANUEL  MAONGA

0726806096

Attendance in Lead on youth conference 2014

145.

27/1/14

GLADYS J.    CHEBERTON

0713257192

 Great work.   God bless u

146.

4/2/14

JUDITH  MERDEE

PROJECT HELPING HANDS

What great work you do

147.

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SEVERINE    BASHAR

PROJECT HELPING HANDS

Amazing

148.

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TAYLOR  STINE

PROJECT HELPING HAND

It has improved greatly since I was here last. Good   job.

149.

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LIZZIE DYER

PROJECT HELPING HANDS

Amazing place. You are a beautiful woman. Incredible   work.

150.

12/2/14

CHRISTIAN    STINE

PROJECT    HELPING HANDS

Amazing place

151.

12/2/14

SAUBIA  SAEED

PROJECT HELPING HANDS

Doing a great job

152.

12/2/14

KIM  GLENN

PROJECT HELPING HANDS

I can feel the love here

153.

12/2/14

JOSEPHINE  LIA

PROJECT    HELPING HANDS

Doing a wonderful job

154.

12/2/14

KANDICE  GARTA

PROJECT    HELPING HANDS

Very excited to help build

155.

12/2/14

BETH WEEKS

PROJECT    HELPING HANDS

So happy to be here

156.

12/2/14

KIMSCHID

PROJECT HELPING HANDS

So excited

157.

12/2/14

DAVID  AGOLA

PROJECT HELPING HANDS

God bless you

158.

12/2/14

MICHELA

PROJECT HELING HANDS

Go great mercy

159.

12/2/14

AGGREY ODUOR

PROJECT HELPINH HANDS

Good work, keep it up

160.

12/2/14

CONSOLATA     KOIGI

PROJECT    HELPING HANDS

It is God’s doing

161.

23/2/14

HIREN  TRIVEDI

CROSSROAD ELECTRICS KITALE

God bless

162.

23/2/14

NIMESH  HARIYA

LAXMIH KITALE

God bless

163.

25/2/14

BEATRICE    B  OTIN

0723140313

Invigilation

164.

25/2/14

CONSTANTINE    AKARANGA

CONGAP TONER REFERIES AND STATIONERS 0721251910

Courtesy visit and toner registry.