Education  Kenya Project #34471

SEAM (Self Education And Mentorship) Program

by COHESU
SEAM (Self Education And Mentorship) Program
SEAM (Self Education And Mentorship) Program
SEAM (Self Education And Mentorship) Program
SEAM (Self Education And Mentorship) Program
SEAM (Self Education And Mentorship) Program
SEAM (Self Education And Mentorship) Program
SEAM (Self Education And Mentorship) Program
SEAM (Self Education And Mentorship) Program
SEAM (Self Education And Mentorship) Program
SEAM (Self Education And Mentorship) Program
SEAM (Self Education And Mentorship) Program
SEAM (Self Education And Mentorship) Program
SEAM (Self Education And Mentorship) Program
SEAM (Self Education And Mentorship) Program
SEAM (Self Education And Mentorship) Program
SEAM (Self Education And Mentorship) Program
SEAM (Self Education And Mentorship) Program
SEAM (Self Education And Mentorship) Program
SEAM (Self Education And Mentorship) Program
SEAM (Self Education And Mentorship) Program
Healthy foods
Healthy foods

As we enter 2023, we look back at the previous year with gratitude for everyone who has helped and continues to help support the children of the SEAM project. The children continue to engage with us with enthusiasm for the things they get to do and learn at the centre. We are continuously evolving and growing as we (the children and staff) get better at the what we do, and as we push the envelope of what we learn and manifest with what we receive from all our generous donors.

Since our last report, and as we look forward we are keeping the children busy with the following activities.:

Planning for SEAM plant sale

o   Construction of a flower stand by the gardening/floriculture team, for displaying what the children have grown, during sales.

o   Propagating and planting more flowers and expanding our collection of different types of flowers.

o   Expanding our tubing and potting of flowers.

o   Construction of vegetable beds for planting vegetables

Arts and craft group

o   Making of more mats, bags, cushion covers, art paintings, scarfs etc

o   Practiced folk songs and traditional songs/dances, poems

o   Making beads, bracelets, bangles

o   Arts and craft mentor on poems and music

ICT continued with basic concepts learnings

o   HIV/AIDS general knowledge/information

o   Adolescent counselling

o   Career development and healthy choices

Home visits

To evaluate the level of performance of SEAM’s kids adopted projects back at home (kitchen gardens, flower gardens, sweet potatoes plantation by agriculture mentor)

o   To talk to parents and guardians to support these projects adopted by their children

o   To estimate the level of assistance and supported still needed so the kids can improve in other areas of their lives.

NB. The children keep profits made from sales, and are also educated of financial planning and management.

Process of learning
Process of learning
Magnificent results
Magnificent results
Fruits of their labor
Fruits of their labor
Arts and craft
Arts and craft
Beautiful bead work
Beautiful bead work
Community health support
Community health support
Mentors
Mentors
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Matching T-shirts
Matching T-shirts

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.

E-learning
E-learning
The youth garden
The youth garden
Farming
Farming
Mentoring
Mentoring
Art class
Art class
Study supervision
Study supervision
Mat making
Mat making
Mat made by the youth
Mat made by the youth
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Lunch time
Lunch time

This year’s SEAM programs took off with a re-energized focus on the Self Educational Activities and Mentorships. Our children gained a lot from educational trainings on topics such as climate change, food and nutrition, HIV/AIDS, self-sustainability, community economic development, and behavior change among others. These trainings were organized through group discussions and presentations guided by our mentors and invited guest speakers. Our children have also been introduced to general computer skills by the ICT department which has impacted their knowledge on how to access the internet for SEAM’s educational trainings and learning purposes.

The SEAM mentorship programs have also focused on Arts & Crafts by a visiting artist who took the children through one-on-one art sessions to discover their talents. The children have also been introduced to yoga exercise for better health by SEAM mentors. The Horticulture Club has been going through gardening mentorship on how to prepare a garden for planting. Some of the SEAM children have adopted this knowledge to start kitchen gardens in their homes to promote self-sustainability. Similarly, the SEAM Horticulture Club had a flower sale with the Kisumu Horticulture Society where the children were given the opportunity to sell their flowers and to learn more about business strategies. Not to forget a garden tour to educate the children on different gardening techniques and to gain professional gardening knowledge.

Finally, we have recently introduced the children to book-keeping and accounting, by giving each child a passbook where they record any money they make from sales and to track on their expenses and savings. Thus, the children have learnt on the importance of book keeping.

Lunch time
Lunch time
Horticulture Club
Horticulture Club
Horticulture club
Horticulture club
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Give away
Give away

We at SEAM have finally come to the end of our youth and parents, HIV prevention training. We have received positive feedback from both the parents and their children, who feel they have gained a generous amount of knowledge on HIV/AIDs prevention, and knowledge on how to engage with their children in the fight to prevent this deadly virus.

The horticultural club has been preparing seedlings of vegetables in their shed-net in readiness for the planting season. The club had trainings in different vegetable planting techniques, which each member will launch in their homes as kitchen gardens. They are also preparing for an upcoming Kenya Horticultural Society, Kisumu plant sale.

We also had a charity event where we gave out blankets and cutlery to members who the community who were in need.

Community members in need
Community members in need
After school activities
After school activities
Young troopers
Young troopers
After school activities
After school activities
Horticulture club
Horticulture club
Horticulture club
Horticulture club
Horticulture club
Horticulture club
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Fathers trying to be involved
Fathers trying to be involved

SEAM has had a productive year despite the covid-19 pandemic. We have managed to provide the children and their parents with our services while observing all Covid protocols.

We are continuing with our HIV/AIDS awareness project. We have currently completed our trainings with the children and adolescents, and are now providing trainings and psychoeducation to the parents, on how to become effective participants in their children’s lives when in come to HIV/AIDS preventions. These services have been provided outdoors while ensuring mask and sanitization protocols and observing public gathering rules, with regards to number of people permitted.

We are also continuing with our founding agendas of self-sustainability, climate change impacts, life skills & economic empowerment, while remembering to always use mental health and health in general as our guiding compass.  

Mothers take parenting seriously
Mothers take parenting seriously
Our facilitators and trainers
Our facilitators and trainers
Healthy choices
Healthy choices
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COHESU

Location: Kisumu - Kenya
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Project Leader:
Simon Karanja
Kisumu, Kenya
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