Justus: Students being mentored
Thank you so much for supporting the PATHWAYS scholars. Today we want to report on the progress of fourth year scholar Justus and second year scholar Shadrack, both of whom are majoring in Education at the University of Nairobi.
I have been on a short holiday over the month of April and really had a good time with the members of my project. I am happy to report that all the projects are doing quite well.
The tuition and mentorship programme went on as usual and the attendance was good. The students were so happy with the progress and reported that it helps them a big deal. They requested for revision books which may enhance their studies alongside the tuition (tutoring) given to them. For this case, this will be my proposal for this year as it is very important and supports the achievement of the objectives of improving the educational standards and students performance in my village. Attached are a few photos of the students in their sessions.
The "ONE SHEEP PROJECT" that I started in September last year is also doing very great. We had given one sheep each to 10 women as an initiative to improve their livelihoods. Three of the sheep have already given birth as the rest are expected to give birth in these months as well. The irrigation project is also progressing well. The women grew kale as the rains experienced in the region favors their growth. They are also planning to do some inter-cropping with potatoes in the same farm. This project has been a large success!
Thank you for your support!
With warm regards,
I thank God for Monicah's (PATHWAYS alumnus) collaboration on our sanitary towel project in my community to help girls stay in school during their periods.
We at first started training 18 girls. This event only took us almost half of the training.
1. The program is successful due to the stage we reached. We discussed menstrual health, taught on pad making and gave them material to use in making their own pads.
2. The girls have all made their own pads.
3. The community has appreciated the need to train the girls and 4 schools have requested us to go and do the same.
4. The cost of making the pad is ksh. 76 Or $ 0.78. This is cheap basing on the fact that it is reusable.
1. Poor cooperation between group members and the school administrators.
2. We targeted primary school girls. Most of them are young and have not been introduced to menstrual health.
The group has set up a strategy to counter the challenges. We are working on it. We've organized meetings for civic education.
With gratitude for your continued support,
Shadrack: Girls making sanitary towels