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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR 2019

December 2019

Posted by on Dec 26, 2019 in news | Comments Off on HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR 2019

Our Kenya Program:

As we close the year, below are some of the achievements we made in 2019:

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Reachout Center – Mombasa

December 2019

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Valvisions Foundation, in partnership with Reachout Center Trust, conducted a workshop in their Mombasa offices targeting those that are recovering from drug addiction, those that have already recovered and are now peer educators, and members of the community that help the Center recruit the youth found to be using drugs. There was a very positive turn out. We had a total of 80 participants attend the 3-day seminar.

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Being a Mentor

December 2019

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A good mentor has the willingness to share their knowledge, skills, and expertise. They must also demonstrate a positive attitude and act as a positive role model. Being a mentor requires one to place themselves in the life of the person being mentored, attempting to walk their journey with them, and making every effort to ensure that every accomplishment in the person’s life is recognized and appreciated.

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Abusive Marriages

December 2019

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Gender-based violence continues to be a big issue in our society. Hardly a week goes by that we don’t hear of a woman who has been battered by her husband. Many women are suffering in abusive marriages and relationships; they are too scared to speak out. We were invited to speak at a bridal shower and listening to the other women in attendance brought this point sharply home.

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Children’s Day

November 2019

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Universal Children’s day was celebrated on the 20th of November. Children the world over are vulnerable and exposed to abuse and exploitation. The United Nations declared the Universal Children’s Day in 1954. This was to aid in promoting international togetherness, create awareness among children worldwide, and improve children’s welfare.

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Drug Problems

November 2019

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It is sad to think there are people who make a living off peddling drugs. The drug situation in the coast of Mombasa is truly enormous. As we walked to the offices of Reachout Center Trust, we met with young boys and girls walking to the Center. They have a drop-in Center where those addicted to drugs come for help and a doctor on site who attends to the addicts immediately when they walk in. It is sad to see how severely drugs have ruined their lives; most of them walk in dazed and barefoot. We were told that some of the addicts come from very well-to-do families, but they run away from home because they have become hooked onto drugs.

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Practice What We Teach

November 2019

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Tomorrow we travel to Mombasa to hold a meeting with the Director and staff members of Reachout Center Trust. RCT is a Drug and Addiction Treatment Center. RCT offers help to those recovering from psychiatric disorders, as well. We had a brief phone conversation with Mr. Taib, who runs the Center.

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Teen Pregnancies

November 2019

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Unplanned and unwanted pregnancies have been a major setback in Kenya and much the same the world over. When boys and girls hit puberty, they become very conscious of their bodies, and the new developments. Hormones play a big part in this development stage. For those that have been taught what changes to expect as they grow up, they pass this stage with little difficulty. There are, however, those that totally follow what peers are telling them, and the result is usually not good.

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