If you have ever seen Patrick Hinga several years ago, you definitely wouldn’t recognize him now. He was once a homeless man in the town of Wangige, Kenya. He survived by begging for money and eating decayed food. He was also addicted to drugs.
Fortunately, he was rescued by a former classmate who saw him on the streets. Now everyone is just amazed at his inspiring transformation story!
Patrick Hinga was once a homeless drug addict until Wanja Mwaura recognized him.
Perhaps not surprisingly, his before and after photos went viral on social media as many people have felt touched by his story. In fact, it didn’t take long for local and international media to take notice.
She helped him by taking him to a local rehabilitation center.
This was after spending the past 13 years on the streets.
According to Hinga, he began doing drugs when he was still a student.
“It all began with cigarettes. Before we knew it, we were smoking Bhang. I gave in to drugs because of peer pressure.”
When the teachers found out about his addiction, he was expelled. He later enrolled at another high school but dropped out soon after. After struggling to control his addiction, his mother brought him to Mathari Mental Hospital but he escaped from the facility several times. That’s the time he ran away and began living in the streets.
And it definitely wasn’t easy for him.
“What pained me the most was that my siblings were at home with my mother, safe and sound, yet I was in the streets and that was really depressing for me.”
Luckily, his life turned around – thanks to a concerned former classmate.
Now he looks like a completely different person!
After months in rehab, money was raised so he can have a small business “Hinga’s Store,” which is now being managed by his mother – who is extremely happy her son finally cleaned up his act.
Patrick Hinga’s story proves that it’s never too late for some people to change.
“I feel like I am a new man. I pray daily, asking God to deliver me so that I am not pulled back to that life of drugs.”
Teacher From Ghana Draws Microsoft Word on Chalkboard to Teach Students
Due to lack of resources and access, this teacher thought of an improvised way of teaching ICT to his students.
A Facebook post has recently gone viral after it captured the hearts of many people. The post features a Ghana teacher who shows odd and improvised methods of teaching ICT (Information and Communications Technology). And just how unusual is it? Well, he does it without a computer.
Originating from Kumasi, Ghana, Owura Kwadwo teaches ICT in a rural farming community. The latter, unfortunately, suffers from lack of basic tools and resources for the field. According to him, every teacher in this world “has a way of presenting his subject to his students.” Teaching information technology without a computer is his way, apparently.
Owura Kwadwo is a teacher in Ghana and is gaining online popularity thanks to his unusual way of teaching MS Word.
“If You’re Still Poor At 35, You Deserve It!” – Jack Ma
You are poor because you have no ambition.
Most people wonder how come certain persons achieve so much success in life while they are still struggling to make ends meet. I’m sure you already read a lot of books and articles written by successful people about some “keys” to success.
Most of them sounds easy but you still find it hard to implement in your life. According to this guy, ambition is very important.
You are poor because you have no ambition – Jack Ma Founder of Alibaba.com
Teacher Almost Quits Teaching Because of Rowdy Student, She Ends Up Adopting Him Instead
“I always knew I wanted to be a mom and I wouldn’t trade this for anything.”
In 2013, Chelsea Haley joined Teach for America and started teaching in a Baton Rogue elementary school. Later, she met Jerome Robinson, a fourth-grade student with a behavior so bad she actually considered quitting her profession for good.
Things, however, took a different turn and she ended up adopting the 12-year-old boy, along with his 1-year-old brother. How did she have a change of heart and what exactly happened? Read on and maybe we can all learn something from this story.