In May, Standard 6 pupils and Form 2 students visited Maji Mazuri Children’s Home and Mukuru Slums Schools respectively. The Standard 6 group was led by Mr. Bernard Kariuki, Mr. Delton Ndeda and Mr. Meshack Were. While there, they interacted with physically challenged boys and girls who fully depend on their teachers and other staff members for support in feeding and movement. Our boys appreciated the gift of good and full health as they saw the children with disabilities struggling to learn and do the day- to- day activities.
Form 2 students were led by Mr. David Dimba, Mr. George Mwangi and Mr. Edward Lokidor to Mukuru Slums Schools.
At the first school visited (HighCue Academy), boys were broken up into small groups of 4 on average. Each group was assigned a class to teach. They covered all the subjects taught in the 8-4-4 system. Some groups innovatively divided their classes into two competing groups and then conducted a points-scoring quiz. The pupils taught per class ranged from 5 to 8 in number. As teaching was going on, 8 boys were selected to visit 5 families in the immediate neighborhood. Just before the boys left, a few of the pupils at HighCue Academy made a short but entertaining rap-song presentation. The boys were quick to note that these children are blessed with a sense of joy despite the real challenges they face every day.
At the adjacent JobenPha Academy Strathmore boys met their peers. Being pressed for time, they organized a 20-minute 8-a-side soccer game which went down very well with all. Despite a hint of mutual bashfulness, a few boys mingled with their hosts during this time.