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Teens Dealing with Adolescence

March 2019

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Adolescence is the age between adulthood and childhood. Teenagers are often confused about their role and are torn between their responsibilities as growing adults and their desires as children.

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World Women’s Day

March 2019

Posted by on Mar 11, 2019 in news | Comments Off on World Women’s Day

We celebrated World Women’s Day on the 8th of March.  It is refreshing to see that with each passing year there is more recognition of this great day. There were lots of messages sent to women to celebrate their status as females, and there was a lot of coverage in the media on the same.

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Teen Drug Problems

March 2019

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Drug and substance abuse have become almost insurmountable challenges in our schools. Teachers and parents are intensely struggling against these issues with their children and feel they are losing the battle. They are wondering what to do with their kids who have become zombies due to these abuses.

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The Right Kind of Women

February 2019

Posted by on Feb 25, 2019 in news | Comments Off on The Right Kind of Women

THE LIE. Society will give you a list of attributes that make up a ‘real’ woman and then tell you that is what every man wants, and what every woman needs to be. A real woman today smiles regardless of what she is feeling, and we all know smiling is the only way to be pretty, don’t we? Really? Who dictates what the standard of beauty should be?

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Happiness is a Choice

February 2019

Posted by on Feb 18, 2019 in news | Comments Off on Happiness is a Choice

Managing teenage-hood, balancing school work, peer pressure, self-esteem issues, bullying, and lack of parental support are just some of the issues that a teenager must face and go through in life. Our Lesson Two at NIC Ngong was focusing on the self- esteem issues girls often struggle with so routinely.

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The Donkey

February 2019

Posted by on Feb 11, 2019 in news | Comments Off on The Donkey

We were seated watching the girls at Njabini Girls School enjoy their snacks after the conclusion of The Choice Club meeting. I happened to look across the fence from the school and noticed two donkeys pulling a heavy load. These animals are referred to as ‘the beast of burden’ for a reason! They were pulling a cart of heavy laden with something that resembled sacks of potatoes. Their master was seated on top of the load, and every so often he would whip the donkeys trying to force them to walk faster. I felt sorry for the donkeys.

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Financial Challenges and the Rewards of Success.

February 2019

Posted by on Feb 4, 2019 in news | Comments Off on Financial Challenges and the Rewards of Success.

Our Choice Club meetings have continued well at the various schools. We are receiving a lot of support from the club patrons and the school principals. At Njabini Girls, the school Director spoke to us about how extremely difficult it is to deal with girls this age, especially at this time, when there is so much negative influence from the media. They are trying very hard to make sure they are making a strong contribution to bringing up girls that are morally upright and respectable members of society, but he said it is an uphill battle. The girls are very much aware of the environment around them, and the kind of stress their parents are going through just to put them through school.

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Ngong and Shiners Choice Clubs

January 2019

Posted by on Jan 21, 2019 in news | Comments Off on Ngong and Shiners Choice Clubs

AIC Ngong Hills Secondary School is a girls’ school located in Ngong town. Ngong is a town that has a cosmopolitan group of people. Originally the town was inhabited by the Masai. They owned huge chunks of land but with time they started selling off parcels of their land, and people from all over Kenya rushed to purchase the parcels.

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