From 10th -12th April Ghetto Classics had a mentorship programme at St. John’s Korogocho headed by Peter Kuria Head of Ghetto Classics Social Department to motivate children during their holidays.
The three day programme touched on various issues from day one where they discussed personal responsibility and how to plan and balance activities to day two leadership and personal well being or self awareness and day three the office team came in to offer an open discussion forum to inspire and give hope to the children. Below are some reflections from the students who took part in the mentoring sessions:
Melvin Anyango (11 years) – learnt that when a mistake has been made it can be rectified, how to control emotions depending on when or where and how you should control yourself. Not to take in verbal abuse from peers or neighbours from the society, one can achieve and conquer all despite your background and as a person you should always define who you are and focus on what you want to achieve.
Basil Oloo (13 years) learnt more on responsibility, being open and able to speak up to whatever is bothering her, not to fear her parents or anyone who would be of help to her. Know that there are obstacles in life and they should not hinder her future and she should not be mean with information thus stretch out to help others.
Special thanks to our mentors Wacheke, Peter Kuria, Pamhidzai Makore, Benjamin Wamocho and Mary Kabere who helped to emphasise on the crucial topics and challenges they face. These mentoring sessions are essential to the holistic well being of the students we work with.
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