We thought you might like to meet the staff who make the Turning Point work happen so we’ll be posting a blog introducing each one. In no particular order, lets start with Teacher Margaret.
Margaret had been working in a Kindergarten before joining Turning Point in 2008 to assist Magdalene in teaching the transition class. In transition the 30-40 kids are divided into smaller groups according to school year and set work for their class, throughout the year Margaret prepares these kids to return to formal schooling. Margaret has a natural way with the young people in the class and a huge heart to see them succeed. She has been trained in using the ‘Green bag’ counselling tool which she uses with children who have come from difficult backgrounds, which is most of them. She has great tact in sensitive situations and is able to lead kids to a better view of themselves and their situation. Recognising her gifts in this area she is now undertaking a course in Social Work.
With this new training, Margaret’s role with Turning Point looks set to change in 2011 as we launch our third centre in Laini Saba. Margaret will be working with Assistant Pastor David to oversee this new centre and will be looking to get alongside young girls in the area, some of whom are reportedly getting involved in prostitution at a very young age. It is Margaret’s passion to see such kids being transformed and has real faith that God is working in each child’s life.
Margaret has one teenage daughter, Eireen who attends secondary boarding school. Margaret always looks forward to the school holidays to have her daughter around to have fun with. Her other passion is singing, she always has gospel music playing in her house to sing along to and looks forward to re-joining the choir at her church once she has finished her evening classes. It should also be noted that Margaret is incredibly competitive, particularly during clubs and camps, I pity the fool that attempts to stand between Margaret and victory!