It has been another educative phase of the year where we have registered tremendous steps towards realising the SEAM purpose, goals and objectives. Our adolescents and kids have had a more practical session with mentors focusing on understanding the sustainability part of the program’s goal. Our SEAM Saturday calendar for this period, was majorly based on letting the adolescents and kids practice the knowledge they have gained and learned in the program. Attention was placed on SEAM’s four main agendas, that is; Horticulture, Floriculture, Arts and Crafts and finally Library and IT.
Additionally, this period saw alongside with it, trainings geared towards bringing the attention of SEAM children their expectations and what the program expects they achieve from all the activities within the program. Program familiarisation have enabled us to identify specific interests of our SEAM children and this has boosted morale and enthusiasm in our program’s activities. The horticulture and floriculture departments in particular, has reported massive team participation that have enabled them to register positive adjustments in productivity such as lettuce, kales and aubergines. On the other hand, arts and craft department similarly reported additional new members joining the club and this has seen an improvement on production of marts, bags and cushion covers.
Moreover, our SEAM children have also been preparing for SEAM open day which will be held in December 2022. The SEAM open day will be the first ever been organised by our children. The main theme of the open day will be, to offer an opportunity to our adolescents and kids to showcase knowledge and experience they have all learned from the program to their parents, stakeholders and partners. Apart from that, it will be SEAM sales day where our children will display and sell their produces from different departments they represent.
Finally, the program had an opportunity to host a student attaché on Public Health for a three month period. This enabled the program and the children to learn and gain a lot in matters public health as well offer a platform for the trainee to practice and learn. During his period with us, the program introduced mental health assessment to/of our SEAM children so as to identify and understand their mental health status and create awareness on the same.
The youth garden
Mat made by the youth