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Reporting to College

November 2018

Posted by on Nov 26, 2018 in news | Comments Off on Reporting to College

The girls reported back to college yesterday. They were all to report to school by 5 p.m. One of the girls came to Nairobi on Saturday; we dropped her back to school by 4 p.m. Two of the girls had not arrived by the time we left school, but they finally got to college. We shopped for supplies with one of the girls and left her to share it with the rest when they got to school.

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Girls excelled in exams

November 2018

Posted by on Nov 22, 2018 in news | Comments Off on Girls excelled in exams

Yesterday, we had a meeting in Meru with the personal assistant to Father Bernard and others regarding our upcoming event. We had already prepared the program and went through it with them. We all agreed the topics we planned for discussion were good and appropriate for the age group we are targeting for the youth seminar.

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Preparing for the Holiday Program

November 2018

Posted by on Nov 12, 2018 in news | Comments Off on Preparing for the Holiday Program

One of our girls reported to Moi Teachers Training College in Baringo yesterday. Baringo is 296 kilometers from Nairobi (184 miles). She will board at the school for the next four weeks. Her baby is 11 months old, so she left her with her mother. Valvisions paid the tuition fees and sent a copy to the school. She is elated to be back at school, and she sends her warmest regards and gratitude. She realizes how lucky she is to have a second chance to further her education.

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Arriving at College

November 2018

Posted by on Nov 5, 2018 in news | Comments Off on Arriving at College

The girls resume college at Thogoto on the 25th of November. We talked to them today, and they are all home enjoying the holiday with their families. One of our girls got admission for the same teaching course at Moi Teachers College in Baringo.

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Kimuka School Choice Club

October 2018

Posted by on Oct 29, 2018 in news | Comments Off on Kimuka School Choice Club

Lack of tuition fees, broken families, poor grades, relationships with the opposite sex, and peer pressure were some of the items that the members of the Choice Club at Kimuka School felt are giving them the hardest time. We gave them the same quiz that was given at the Shiners Girls School, and though some of the answers were similar, lack of tuition fees featured as one of the major reasons that caused great concern to the Kimuka girls.

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Graduation Day

October 2018

Posted by on Oct 25, 2018 in news | Comments Off on Graduation Day

Kimuka School

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Shiners School Quiz

October 2018

Posted by on Oct 15, 2018 in news | Comments Off on Shiners School Quiz

Low self-esteem, peer pressure, pornography, sexuality, drugs and substance abuse, broken families and poverty are some of the issues that came out strongly from the quiz we gave the girls at Shiners School. It is very sad to read some of the answers these girls gave, most of them are clearly fumbling in the dark-looking for solutions in all the wrong places.

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The Right Direction

October 2018

Posted by on Oct 10, 2018 in news | Comments Off on The Right Direction

From the Choice Club meetings that we have had with the various girls, it has become increasingly clear that unless the girls are affirmed and offered guidance in the right direction, they stand a very-likely chance of losing their sense of self-worth. Many of the girl’s main focus is trying to fit into a world that has increasingly become very cruel. We had a very sad incidence occur recently here where a young girl of 22 years was murdered. She was having an affair with an older married man who is a politician.

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