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News and Media

Valvisions’ Scholars Prepare for the Teachers Service Commission

May 2019

Posted by on May 13, 2019 in news | Comments Off on Valvisions’ Scholars Prepare for the Teachers Service Commission

Two of the Valvisions Scholars arrived today from Pokot. They will be here for the next 3 months as they sit for their final exams and attend teaching practice in the neighborhood schools.

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Keeping Busy During the Holidays

May 2019

Posted by on May 6, 2019 in news | Comments Off on Keeping Busy During the Holidays

They say an empty head is the devils’ workshop. Teenagers are expected to keep busy during the school holidays, so they do not get involved in unhealthy habits. In most of Africa, children are expected to help with chores around the house. In the villages, the children and teenagers are expected to fetch water, look for firewood, graze the animals so they can access water and food, prepare the family meals, and help in taking care of younger siblings.

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Visit to Cara Rescue Centre

April 2019

Posted by on Apr 29, 2019 in news | Comments Off on Visit to Cara Rescue Centre

Cara Rescue Centre takes care of girls that are at risk of FGM, early marriages, girls that have been defiled, and also those that have court cases pending, amongst others. During one of the club meetings at AIC Ngong School, we were discussing rape in families. One girl sent me a note saying she was a victim of rape. She was raped by her father and when she reported what was happening to her, the father was arrested.

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Valvisions Scholars to Speak at Shiners Choice Club

April 2019

Posted by on Apr 15, 2019 in news | Comments Off on Valvisions Scholars to Speak at Shiners Choice Club

One of the Valvisions’ scholars finished her exams and went back home last Friday. She came ahead of the rest because her exams started earlier. She is studying for the Early Childhood Certificate Program. She arrived home safely and was considerate enough to call and let us know of the same.

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Valvisions Scholarship Girls

April 2019

Posted by on Apr 8, 2019 in news | Comments Off on Valvisions Scholarship Girls

Two of our scholarship girls are back in college now. They will be in school for the next three weeks. It was very nice to see them; we have not met since December when they last came to college. They both look happy and healthy despite the current drought situation back home.

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Valvisions Foundation Girls

April 2019

Posted by on Apr 3, 2019 in news | Comments Off on Valvisions Foundation Girls

Our girls will be coming to college this week as they near the end of their two years in college. One of the girls resumed earlier because she is training as a nursery school teacher. She came on the 31st of March and on the 1st we prepared her for returning to school. Her tuition fee is paid, and she has all the supplies she needs for the next three weeks while at college.

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Talking with Parents

April 2019

Posted by on Apr 2, 2019 in news | Comments Off on Talking with Parents

This week all schools in Kenya are closing for the first-term school break. We finished our Choice Club activities yesterday by attending a meeting with girls at the AIC Ngong School. We talked to all the 80 girls in the school. Being on break is quite exciting for the girls. When asked what excites them most, some say change of diet, others can’t wait to go home and have a hot shower- at school they bathe with cold water.

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Depression

March 2019

Posted by on Mar 25, 2019 in news | Comments Off on Depression

The burden of depression has become a huge issue in our country. The last week we have experienced an increase in cases of suicide amongst the youth. The latest case was of an 8-year-old boy who hung himself outside his mother’s house.

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