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Karobia first saw or heard of homeschooling from several people: 1-the pastor of a famous church was homeschooling his five daughters. 2-the Navigators missionary who led his high school bible study in which Karobia grew in faith after rediscovering life in Christ was homeschooling their 3 sons. 3-more significantly, in 2000, a friend, while studying and working in the USA sent to a group of friends (including Karobia) an article titled The 7-Lesson Schoolteacher by John Taylor Gatto. This was what mainly started off Karobia’s journey into homeschooling - this way before he was married and begun a family. He and his wife had agreed to homeschool way before they got married.
We have been homeschooling for 13 years now: the ages of our sons are (in years) 16, 14, 12, 3, and 9 months.
Karobia’s motivation for homeschooling is driven by the transformational nature of ideas, the diversity of ways in which people learn and apply their lessons, and the creative genius that is deposited by God in each individual as a core part of the inherent image of God in each person. A biblical worldview- that the Bible is God’s inerrant and authoritative revelation of Himself and His Nature to man, and of His intentions for man, in the present and future means that home education comes closest to a situation where future generations can be prepared to fundamentally build successful lives purely on knowledge and application of God’s Word-lives lived under God’s ordinances of loving God and love your neighbor as yourself.
As a member of the steering committee of the East Africa Community of Home-educators (EACH), we help families to network and support homeschoolers in the region.
Karobia studied for a general science degree at the University of Nairobi.