We are pleased to report on having successful Peer Education & Mentoring sessions which took place from April 18th to April 28th. During this time we were able to check up on our secondary student’s academic performances and offer aid where needed through the tuition program that EdVillage is generously helping to support. Additionally, our students received much guidance and advice through our afternoon mentoring session focused personal and professional development paired with career skills. We always look forward to this time of year as it’s a great opportunity to reconnect with our secondary school students through fun and interactive lessons, discussions, and games.
This time around we opted to have Hatua’s Gap Year students conduct small study sessions with our secondary students. Groups of 5-6 secondary students, from the same grade level were paired with one gap year student. Each gap year student lead 3 study group discussions per day in fields which they excelled in academically. Subjects covered included:
Math, Geography, Physics, Business, Kiswahili, History, Chemistry, English, Biology
Since this was the first tuition session of this year, we are hopeful that our students will continue improving throughout the year given this extra academic support and that it will have a positive influence on their study habits.
This program also had the benefit of being an additional leadership opportunity for our gap year students. As peer mentors they’ve been developing their teaching skills. As small study group facilitators they now have the opportunity to exercise these skills in a new setting. This opportunity also provided our older students with a means of connecting and giving back to our youngest students as role models. Our secondary students appreciated the additional tuition support and gained a lot out of the experience as seen below in their testimonies: