CHILD RESCUE AND HOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
The students reported back to school on 6th May and school fees were paid for this 2nd term amounting to €352. All their school reports were very satisfactory and on following up with the Class Teachers their reports were very positive about the school progress and the personal development of all the students, particularly the girl who is in her final year of study. Next week we will be paying the Examination Fee and Materials costs to the school and she will sit for her exam in November/December 2019.
Consequences of breaking school rules
In early June, a student reported that some items of clothing had been stolen from him in the school, he reported the issue to the teacher in charge, as it the correct procedure, but unfortunately the teacher was unable to resolve the issue and the student acted immaturely and went home without permission. Fortunately, the when the father accompanied the student back to the school, the matter was addressed within the school, and a fine of €10 for such behaviour did not have to paid by the father. I don’t know how he would have afforded that kind of money.
There were further complaints regarding theft and when the cases were investigated the correct procedure of complaint was not followed and the students and parents will have to suffer the loss.
Life Skills Trainings and One to One Sessions
The issue of reporting stolen property was once again revisited and understood by the students.
Some students raised the issue of the parents not providing adequately for them when returning to school and that this was a source of stress and embarrassment for them, so we followed up with Parental Training reinforcing the conditions of both their contracts regarding for providing adequately for their children relating to personal shopping and transportation to and from school.
It was agreed that a provision of supplies system by the parents would be put in place and administered by Roselyn and Wycliffe (PROTECT staff) to avoid this unnecessary worry for the students and also to assist the parents in making the necessary provisions on a regular basis thus relieving the stress of trying to provide everything at the last minute before the reopening of school after mid-term and school holidays. The idea was embraced very warmly and the process in now in place.
The Parental Trainings are working very well, resulting in unity and co-operation within the group, e.g. parents are assisting one another in sourcing casual labour for one another and also providing casual labour opportunities when they find a need to do so in their own farming enterprises.
POST-TRAINED YOUTHS ATTACHMENT PROGRAMME
To further assist the Post-Trained Youths, we are introducing a six months attachment to take place in the town of Kitui where we will be able to provide further Life Skills Training, Personal Development and Business Management Skills and have the adequately prepared to enter the World of Work. This will cost us money because the youths will need to be assisted with rent and food. The cost is estimated at €300 per youth for the six months but it will be well worth it for the youths.
Kitui County Health Insurance Scheme.
Kitui County has introduced a Health Insurance Scheme and we have included the parents of the children in the scheme, in that way the student is covered together with all the other family members. We will also do the same for one of the Post -Trained youths because he is living and working in Kitui County. Unfortunately, the other two youths are residing outside the county and they will have to come under the NHIF (National) scheme, which is much more expensive, €10 compared to €60 per year.
Preparations for the Tom Waldron 5k are underway and it will take place on the evening of Tuesday 13th August. Further information will be available on the website and facebook and we hope that you will be able to be there on the evening.
We will always appreciate your financial help in assisting with the education of children who have been removed from child labour in Kitui, Kenya. Every euro is spent very wisely.
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