News and Media

News and Media

Our girls arrived

August 2018

Posted by on Aug 6, 2018 in news | Comments Off on Our girls arrived

Our girls arrived yesterday in the evening from Pokot. It is always a joy to see them. They were tired after the long journey, so they had dinner and retired for the night.

This morning we had breakfast together and had a good time catching up. They are all happy to start their second year of college; they will be done by April 2019. They have been busy at school and they have gathered quite a wealth of experience over the time they have been teaching.

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Kimuka Principle Retires

July 2018

Posted by on Jul 31, 2018 in news | Comments Off on Kimuka Principle Retires

The last week has been tough for the schools because of the school fires. All schools were sitting their end of term exams, and, as previously stated, the fires were being caused by students who were trying to sabotage the exams. The media was warned against reporting the fires because other schools burnt after the news reports. Security at the schools was beefed up and no outsiders were allowed into the schools. 

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Student Unrest

July 2018

Posted by on Jul 23, 2018 in news | Comments Off on Student Unrest

National schools countrywide close the first week of August. Thogoto College will, however, open on the 5th of August for the holiday tuition. I am in touch with the girls, and they are looking forward to closing school on the 2nd of August and resuming holiday classes in Thogoto on the 5th. They are required to bring with them copies of their certificates to enable them to register for the Kenya National Examination Council exams, as well as their teaching practice documents for preparation and approval for the next teaching practice session.

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Sexual Health

July 2018

Posted by on Jul 16, 2018 in news | Comments Off on Sexual Health

Sex- a taboo subject that most teenagers shy away from especially when the discussion is with their parents. Most African culture does not allow open discussion on matters of sex. Most teenagers are fumbling in the dark and making all sorts of mistakes as they try to understand their sexuality. Because of lack of proper guidance, most teenagers will get involved in risky sexual behavior which will lead to unwanted pregnancies; the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases is also high.

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Handling Relationships

July 2018

Posted by on Jul 10, 2018 in news | Comments Off on Handling Relationships

This week we have received calls from 2 of our Valvisions Scholars requesting support to join college. Both of their babies are now old enough to be left home which is why they want to attend college. It is unfortunate for them because we had really hoped they would join along with the rest, but they got pregnant.  One of the Scholar’s admission fee, which we had already paid, is still in Thogoto College. We told them to apply for bursary funding from their county.

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Social Problems/ Dating and Relationships

July 2018

Posted by on Jul 2, 2018 in news | Comments Off on Social Problems/ Dating and Relationships

Students have settled down after the mid-term break and those that had exams have finished.  We have been keeping in touch with the various Club Patrons at the schools. This week on the 4th, we will be back to Kimuka again for a Choice Club meeting.

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Classes Resume after Mid-term Break

June 2018

Posted by on Jun 25, 2018 in news | Comments Off on Classes Resume after Mid-term Break

Schools resumed today after the mid-term break. We were contacted by the Shiners School asking that we attend a Choice Club meeting with the school. They stated that since we had already started, we could continue with the classes until the girls graduate in November. We called Kimuka School and they also want us to continue with the Choice Club classes.

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Kenya Mid-term Commences

June 2018

Posted by on Jun 18, 2018 in news | Comments Off on Kenya Mid-term Commences

All schools started their mid-term holiday on Saturday the 16th. Kimuka School invited me to talk again to the whole school as the girls got ready to go home for mid-term. I taught on the need to respect their parents, helping with chores at home, fostering healthy relationships, especially with the opposite sex, amongst other issues.

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