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 so as 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, most of our effort was geared towards the scholarship committee, which all incoming year one post-secondary student must meet with to present their post-secondary field of study and institution plans before submitting school applications. The committee is comprised of a team of five people: Maureen Mulievi – NRCF Programme Director, Joy Obiya-senior caseworker post-secondary, Emmanuel Mukasa – caseworker alumni, Chris Adams – a volunteer at NRCF and Jonah Some – computer instructor from Belmont Computer College, who has vast experience in the education sector. 31 out of 33 submitted their applications to the scholarship committee, and 29 out of 31 were approved to continue with their plans and applications to schools. Two students were asked to review their courses since their choices did not meet the scholarship committee minimum requirements. 4 are expected to join University, 20 will enroll in colleges for certificate and diploma programs and 5 will join 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 as 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. Fifteen postsecondary young adults (11 girls and 4 boys) between the ages of 18-22 were selected and trained on SRHR. The team is expected to form a Sex Manenoz youth club at NRCF to keep live discussions on issues affecting them, especially 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
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