According to statistics on the Kenya Certiciate of Primary Education (KCPE) performances of year 2010, 2011 and 2012 on the the three schools i.e Kiangoso, Kiabiraa and Nyangorora primarys schools that we targeted during the last reporting period through provision of learning materials to ECD pupils, there has been a worrying trend generally on the education performances on the national examination which have been poor, these mainly affect pupils in standard 7 and 8 who are around aged 12 to 13 years.
In order to address this worrying education performance, we resorted to motivate these pupils in the whole primary school so as to instill in them the importance of performing well in school and the bright future chances education has to offer orphans and all the pupils who excell well in schools. Our theme for the motivation was " Good Education Performance = Successful Future and end to Poverty ". We selected a distinguished High court lawyer from the region who not only speaks the same native language but was faced with the extreme difficult conditions as an orphan during his early learning life, this was to resonate well with the marginalised pupils in the schools as they were expected to relate with the lawyer. The 3 schools administrations supported the idea and we embarked on the Motivation talk. The talk aimed at inspiring the pupils to excel in education and become overcomers and successful in life generally.
Mr Daniel Ogango the accomplished Lawyer and conquered all odds and succeeded educationally and lives a successful life. The motivator was selected based on the level of inspiration he could impact to the pupils and also how the pupils could be able to relate to him. The schools organized their respective schools and agreed on a games time i.e 3.30 pm to 5.00 pm each day per school. In each of the school the administration organized their pupils and assembled them on the field where the motivator conducted the speech within 1 and half hours.
The motivator talk was encouraging on many aspects toward education success, the talk covered;
· Overcoming Challenges
· Having purpose
· Focus on vision
· Character and Integrity
· Hardwork and reading
It was worth noting that after the three days motivation talk to the three schools, teachers reported to us that almost the entire pupils in school wanted to become lawyers, but the teachers had to persuade the pupils that lawyer was among many professions that are available to pupils who excell in education.
" I teach History and Government in the school and since the motivational talk by the lawyers, pupils have beenasking a lot of questions and shown interest in education overally, they related well with the challenges the lawyer faced and how he conquered them and succeded well" says Mr. Ongeri - History and Government Teacher, Kiangoso primary school.
" I never imagined anyone from this region would succeed that much and become a High court lawyer, i aim to be a High court Judge oneday" says Ronald Kibegwa- Standard 8 pupil about to sit for his National examination KCPE.
The 3 day event was a success and we were able to motivate pupils from the three schools, teachers and the entire school management committees were supportive towards our group and the motivator. We are looking forward to conducting another motivation talk to the pupils with people they emulate and can relate their challenges well with, and people who come from the same region and speak the same native language.