Receive greetings from a chilly Nairobi and our students at NRCF.
May was a busy month at NRCF. The Primary (Grammar) and High School students who had closed school for the April holidays reported back to school on May 2nd and 3rd for the second term. We ensured that they had all the required school supplies and materials. This will enable them to settle in school and concentrate on their studies. School fees for the second term were paid in good time. All the 127 children in Primary school reported back in school in good health. Of 142 High School children reported back to school 146. One girl is on an exchange program and three students have decided to join trade schools.
In the post-secondary department, we primarily focused our efforts on the scholarship committee, which requires all incoming first-year post-secondary students to meet and present their chosen field of study and institutional plans before they submit their school applications.
A team of five people constitutes the committee: Maureen Mulievi, who is the NRCF Programme Director; Joy Obiya, holding the position of senior caseworker post-secondary; Emmanuel Mukasa, functioning as a caseworker alumni; Chris Adams, a volunteer at NRCF; and Jonah Some, the computer instructor from Belmont Computer College, who possesses extensive experience in the education sector.
31 out of 33 submitted their applications to the scholarship committee. Out of the 31, 29 students received approval to proceed with their plans and applications to schools. The scholarship committee asked two students to review their courses as their choices did not meet the minimum requirements. Among them, four students are expected to join university, while twenty students will enroll in colleges for certificate and diploma programs. Additionally, five students will be joining vocational training colleges.
The computer classes for the 2016 post-secondary class that commenced on January 9th ended on 31st March 2017. 31 out of 33 students graduating from secondary school in December 2016 completed the computer course, application writing and interview skills training, and school applications since.
We partnered with Africa Alliance Young Men Christian Association (AAYMCA) to conduct a five-day Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Trainers of Trainers (TOT) training. The objective of the training was to start a youth club at Ngong Road Children’s Foundation (NRCF) called ‘Sex Manenoz’. “Loosely translated, ‘Sex manenoz’ refers to sex issues.”
The objective of the club is to create a safe space for young people to discuss SRHR issues, gain accurate education, and reduce cases of unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections. They selected and trained fifteen postsecondary young adults (11 girls and 4 boys), aged 18-22, on SRHR.
The team aims to create a Sex Manenoz youth club at NRCF for open discussions on youth-related SRHR issues. The club should become operational before the end of June.
Thanks to the sponsors and donors for their continued support.
Ngong Road Children’s Foundation