Mark McNamara & Katie Dee at Sedan Village
This has been a very busy quarter for KTD196, we have trained (in the last 6months) 269 Scouts have been trained in First Aid. During the June-July camps we trained 120 Scouts in HIV Peer Education and the Spider Tool. The HIV Peer Education training gives correct information to the youth about the cause of HIV, the management and treatment. The Spider Tool is a self monitoring tool for the scouts to assess their groups performance, identify what they want to improve and then develop an action plan as to how they are going to improve their groups. It has been wonderful to see Scouts rise up and fulfill the opportunities they have been given.
During the June-July camps we invested 19 Rovers, we now have Marula and Nghonyama Crews, these youth have turned 18yrs and have decided to form Rover crews, this means we have the next generation coming through as mentors and the program is becoming more sustainable every year. It is exciting as this means the standard of scouting in Greater Tzaneen is going to exponentially improve because of all the added skills the Rovers bring to the program. Also they are seen as adults and role models by the children and something to aspire to throughout their scouting years.
August has seen a visit by Mark McNamara and Katie Dee the cycling koala. Please visit bikeafrica.net and Facebook Keep The Dream196 for updates. Mark has been cycling from Kampala (Uganda) to Cape Town since January 2012. He arrived in Tzaneen 3rd August and spent the week visiting the Children of Greater Tzaneen. This ride is to raise awareness and funds for Keep The Dream196 and the work we do.
The Food Garden Project has been continuing with all groups finally reaching and completing Gold Level. This is the 3rd phase where the children are able to build two gardens and sell the produce from one. As a result 6 groups were able to fund themselves coming to camp this year. This is remarkable and exciting as the groups are becoming less financially dependent on Keep The Dream196.
I hope you enjoy this report, thank you for all of your support it is very much appreciated and I hope you can see the benefit of the investment you are making in the lives of the children and adults we serve.
My name is Favour Nukeri, I’m from Musiphani Village under N’wamitwa. Before 2004 my life had no direction, I didn't know what I wanted in life. I knew that I had potential but I didn't know how to express it. Some one told me about KTD196 & Scouts, since then I have dedicated my life to scouts and I have noticed a change in my life.
By engaging myself in scouts I have learned a lot and ventured into many places that I never went before, my mind has now set at ease and I have started to enjoy my life. If it wasn't for scouts I don't know where I would be today. I have discovered my potential in different field of like team work, caring for the environment and wild animals, job preparation, leadership skills just to mention a few.
It didn't end there either I also have fun, there were exciting games and other activities such as hiking, rock climbing and building a bridge. Since then I have never stepped back but kept on embracing Scouts and I have seen a different person in me, I regard myself as a new person since scouts rescued me.
Favour Nukeri -
Rovers at Moime School during Nelson Mandela Day
Rovers after Investiture Ceremony
Leadership Development camp run by our new Rovers
HIV Peer Education Training