We are excited to report that we have concluded our 2 week training which taught our 36 gap year students the curriculum they will be facilitating in secondary schools throughout Likoni, as well as on basic classroom facilitation skills.
From Feb 27th to March 10th 2017 our Gap Year students learned how to facilitate lessons on employment and employability, goal setting, networking for future careers, and how to identify and overcome obstacles that one will face when deciding a career path. Additionally, our gap year students worked on building up their self confidence, leadership and public speaking skills. They learned best practices for setting learning goals, as well as how to give and receive feedback to one another as they work to improve their facilitation skills and work ethics. Their positivity and excitement to start teaching in the community is contagious!
Furthermore, we are extremely proud of how quickly they have come together as a team and support each other as a family. Last Saturday the students organized themselves to visit and give money to a Hatua parent, father of gap year student Noah Simiyu, who was recently involved in a very serious road accident.
Their thoughtfulness and family spirit is something we want all of our students to embody. It’s such a joy to seem them already putting this values into practice. We know with their enthusiasm and positive outlook the 2017 Peer Mentoring Program will be a success. We look forward to updating you on their progress as they begin teaching their peers.