Anne, our final year student in Fashion Design and Dressmaking will be taking the Kenyan Industrial Training Authority Grade 3 exam in a couple of weeks. Let us wish her the very best. She has proved to be a wonderful student and a role model for the other four first year students. Next week the Training Centre will close for school holidays but that does not mean that the students will forget about their studies, no, they have prepared study and revision timetables and their progress will be monitored by the PROTECT staff.
Our young boy who is a residential student in Nuymbani Village is very excited because he is now well enough to be allowed to go home for the school holidays and be with his grandmother. His grandmother is very old and thankfully she is in reasonably good health. She is cared for very well by her daughter. We will enrol two more girls in the Skills Training Programme next January. Both will study Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy. They have undergone Vocational Preparation Training; their Guardians have undergone Guardianship Responsibility Training and will join the Parental/ Guardian Training in January. The three post-trained youths are doing very well, one is employed in Nairobi as a welder; another in Mombasa employed as a carpenter and the other employed in Kitui as an electrician. They are always so appreciative for the chance of education, a new life of dignity and removed from the poverty trap they were previously involved in. Thank you for all your continued support, without you those children would have been leading very hopeless lives. Asante Sana/ Go raibh mile maith agaibh go leir. Janet