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Difficult Challenges

January 2020

Posted by on Jan 27, 2020 in news | Comments Off on Difficult Challenges

Balancing school-work, distractions caused by technology, especially in this day and age,being influenced by peer pressure, lack of a support system that one would normally get from family or parents because not all students can talk to a teacher about their problems (especially kids who are in boarding school), causes a huge degree of social anxiety among today’s teens.Students are often forced to make quick friends, easy for some but more difficult for others. Some students face challenges when they encounter students from different backgrounds because it can be very difficult to find someone that connects with the student in a friendly, social and academic way.  Stealing has become rampant in schools. Some of the students come from very humble backgrounds.

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Form 1 New Students

January 2020

Posted by on Jan 20, 2020 in news | Comments Off on Form 1 New Students

The majority of schools last week finalized with the intake of Form 1 students. The last two weeks have been busy for the school heads and the school administration at large as all did their best to make the new students feel welcome in the schools.

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Lau Tribe Cultural Practice

January 2020

Posted by on Jan 13, 2020 in news | Comments Off on Lau Tribe Cultural Practice

Culture is a way of life with core principles and ideals upon which an entire community exists, consisting of either traditions, rituals, beliefs or religion. In Kenya, we have communities that are very entrenched in their culture. Take for example, the Luo community, who are an ethnic group in Western Kenya with a culture that dates back for centuries. The Luo like the Masai have very strong principle, values and beliefs.

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Classes Resume

January 2020

Posted by on Jan 7, 2020 in news | Comments Off on Classes Resume

January is here, and the year is starting off well. Schools officially opened yesterday, and there is a beehive of activity all over the country. Being a new year means that all the children are transitioning to a new class, so there is a lot of expenditure for the parents who will need to buy new sets of books, uniforms, and school supplies to mention but a few. Those that were in Class 8 are now joining Form 1. Transitioning to Form 1 is very important; it shows maturity, but it comes with its challenges, too. The children will be leaving the comfort of their homes and joining a boarding school for the first time. It is exciting in the beginning but with time~ homesickness sets in. Most of these children do not fit in as well as they would have expected; they start having challenges at school, and they need a lot of guidance and counselling.

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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

Posted by on Dec 16, 2019 in news | Comments Off on Reachout Center – Mombasa

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

Posted by on Dec 10, 2019 in news | Comments Off on Being a Mentor

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

Posted by on Dec 2, 2019 in news | Comments Off on Abusive Marriages

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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