Trainee Fraciah Maina reports that she is also now self-employed - as a dress maker in Gamerock town. Not only is she earning a living with the two sewing machines she has purchased, but she is now employing two assistants from the community.
In other news, the leader of SYSC's Scouts Program, Tirus Ndegwa, is soon to be taking 14 members of our Scouts group to the Scouts Founderee camp for a week. Tirus has been elected to lead programs in First Aids, Health, Safety, Sanitation and HIV/AIDS voluntary counseling and testing. The event is expected to draw 10,000 Scouts, including SYSC's members, who will benefit from the team building, leadership and learning opportunities.
Finally, we are anxiously watching the outcome of Kenya's general election on March 4th. We have worked hard to educate youth on the importance of voting. We are hopeful for quick resolution and a peaceful outcome. And we will continue to encourage the government to pay attention to slum issues.
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