Finally we have been able to conduct the long waited workshop for the Mukinyai youth although with restriction of participants due to limited resources but we are happy that we have made a step as we continue to fundraise more for another workshop where we will have all the youths willing to participate as well as accommodate those in boarding schools at the moment. The main objective of the workshop was to raise awareness to the youths in schools and those out of schools on various youth opportunities. We encourage them to form groups so that they can benefit from the various opportunities provided by different players.
In primary school section we have managed to support 4 very needy children with school uniforms as well as books to ensure that they continue with their education. Although this is not enough considering many challenges facing the vulnerable families in Mukinyai we prioritized on school uniforms and books for the needy children. We intend to fundraise more to support others who are also very vulnerable. Towards this we invite all the well-wishers to join hands with us in fundraising towards supporting the orphans and vulnerable children in Mukinyai primary school as well as youths in the area. To this far we thank all those who have sacrificed in order to support the less privileged in our society and all those who are willing to offer support in one or the other.
We are still fundraising for the youths’ workshop from Mukinyai village but we have not raised much but we are still working on that. 10 students were able to join boarding high schools while others joined day schools from the neighbourhood. 3 of them were able to get full scholarships from different supporters and for the rest their parents and guardians are working hard to ensure they are in schools. Those in primary school are proceeding on well with challenges here and there but we are happy they are slowly coping and more importantly still going to school despite the challenges. We had requested the relevant government offices to consider supporting the very venerable households but unfortunately not much has been done towards that direction. A few have benefited from Community Development Fund (CDF) bursary and we are still pushing them to consider providing the same to more very needy pupils from the area. We hope they will honor our request and have more pupils from benefiting from Mukinyai area. We thank all those who have supported the community in different ways be blessed.
We did not have much on Mukinyai this time around and we have not managed to fundraise enough to cater for workshop on career development and government opportunities for the students/youths out of school as earlier reported. We have not given up on this and we will continue fundraising for this noble workshop. We are also waiting to know the number of students who will be joining secondary school in February 2016 for those who sat for their final exams last year. Once we know how many will be joining secondary school, we will be able to come up with a working budget that will guide us in fundraising. We intend to integrate those who did final exams last year both secondary and primary. We are hoping that majority will join secondary school although their parents/guardians have challenges in paying their school fees, we are looking forward for scholarships success especially those who got good marks. we have encouraged the guardians to apply for scholarships from the relevant bodies to ensure that these children continues with their secondary education. On this issue we request our partners and well wishers to consider supporting them. Thank you all for your support this far.
Our beneficiary students reported school early this month after one month break immediately after their August holiday. They had to stay at home for a month as teachers country wide went on strike which really affected our candidates in primary and secondary schools. We are happy they are now back to school and proceeding on well. We are yet to conduct our meeting/workshop with students and out of school youth due to some resources challenges but we are still working towards it and hope that soon we will raise funds towards that. We have learnt from the school management that the number of needy and vulnerable pupils is increasing and thus approaching organization and government to consider supporting the needy pupils and at least ensuring that they get their basic need. We welcome all the well wishers to chip in making life meaningful for our suffering communities in one way or the other.
Since the last reporting, we have not had much on Mukinyai side but we are happy to report that our beneficiary students are proceeding on well in their studies and soon they will breaking for August holiday and we are in the process of organizing a meeting with them together with other school leavers in the area and those who joined polytechnics. We have realized these meetings/workshops are very essential and we have realized positive results. We are encouraging the youths to join groups to enable them benefit from the many opportunities provided by the government and other stakeholders. We now have some of them already in groups and we are happy they are now busy working in their respective groups and tapping the available opportunities in their different localities. We are happy we are still making progress even with the various challenges thank you all for your support and encouragement.
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