The schools closed on the first week of August, which marked the end of our second term of school. Our term was three months long from May to late July. During the term we engaged in co-curricular activities which mostly involved practical projects.
Below is a summary of activities that we engaged on during the term.
We organized a day during the weekend where we engaged the kids in various sports like athletics, football, volleyball and music competition.We were able to achieve this by numerous practices after classes on specific days of the week.The kids were grouped in small groups according to their capabilities and interests. The practices were aimed to a competition that was held towards the closure of the term where the best teams were awarded. The competition helped nurture talents among the kids and helped maximise their potential.
We came up with a program to improve the mobility skills of the kids.These we planned all the weekends to engage in the orientation and mobility skills practices which involved teaching the kids about new surroundings and how to identify the likely events that will happen there.We also taught them how to board and alight from vehicles.
These activities helped the kids to develop more social skills.They also helped them to realize they had more potential than they thought.
We would like to appreciate all our donors for their support that enabled TFEDI to put a smile on these kids.We are looking forward to many more activities in the next term.
Aug 15, 2019
By PST. David Karanja - Project leader
TFEDI team with the kids
Schools were closing in august and we needed to set a date before the closure and after the end of term exams.We had planned to have a surprise visit to Kiambiu School on this partcular day so that we could experience how a normal day for the kid looks like.
The day came and we left Kiambiu everyone set to for his/her role in te school as earlier planned.We found the kids in the assembly ground and the teacher introduced our team to the kids.They were so excited and happy on seeing our team.We later on joined the kids to their classes where their teachers gave us an opportunity to interact with them.We taught the kids new kids songs,we played kids game like hide and seek and engaged in modelling activities and arts.Over lunch hour we served the kids rice and peas stew that we had prepared for them.We all had our lunch together and the kids were so excited about the food and the other outdoor activities that we had engaged on.
At four pm we had another gathering with the kids as they were living for home.We later on joined a staff meeting where the teachers expressed their gratitude towards our visit.They were also able to share some concerns with us about the kids.Some of the concerns included:
Poor feeding programme where the parents cannot be able to raise an additional cash in the school fees paid to start a common feeding programme for all the kids in the school.These results to all kids having to bring food from home and some famillies cannot spare enough food for the kids to carry,therefore resulting to sharing of the small amount carried by the fortunate ones.
Inadequate resources in the school which has resulted to kids of different ages and grades sharing classes and teachers.These creates a lot of disruption among the students where they cannot concentrate and the teacher cannot excercise maximum concentration in few kids.The school has also inadequate learning resources ie. textbooks,chalks and boards.
We are looking forward to secure adequate financilal support to help the kids improve their learning.We want to put a smile on the kids as they go to school,and make them view learning as a fun activity.
To our donors,your supports are always appreciated and they help us make a step forward
Jul 26, 2019
Support of co-curricular activities.
By PST. David Karanja. - Project manager.
Children taking tea.
I am pleased to present this report pertaining our progress in the last few months which highlights the activities and projects we have engaged on as well as areas for further work in improving the livelihood and education of the children in Parkview.
First is a pile of appreciation to you our generous donors who have showed your tremendous support in our projects.We look forward to a continued relationship.Indeed,You are part of this great family.
We established a programme in the school in collaboration with the teachers to engage in a mentorship and interaction session with the children.We are looking forward to a continued partners with the teachers to help the children grow in a mentored manner.
TFEDI is looking forward to providing a conducive environment for the children.We would like to provide a playpark where the kids can be able to play and carry other co-curricular activities.Despite having a small compound it is possible to utilize it by planting grass and removing the hard stones to give the kids a conducive play park.
Shared below you will find the pictures of the kids in the school.