RADIX SENIORS ARCHIVE 2007
World Youth Day Monthly Planner
In preparation for World Youth Day,a series of activities were carried out in this term which included:
Community Service-GOING BACK TO THE ROOTS
Every first Saturday of the month in Faida, the Senior Club members visit the less fortunate. These visits are organized with the aid of social workers. We visit as many families as possible taking with us food items and cheerful company. It's a give and take situation....we give them a ray of hope for a better tomorrow and take with us a greater sensitivity to the plight of those around us.
Study,Book Party and Readathon
As exams draw near, the club gets down to intense hours of study during the readathons and book parties.
To attain this,the following study sessions took place in 1st term:
The High School Ace:
An interesting and great opportunity that gave the girls some study skills as Mwende writes on; This was an event that was based on study skill and techniques.Different teachers and past students were present to give talks and sessions on how to study effectively and how to handle pitholes in a particular subject.The emphasis on study group did not pass by unnoticed for it can really be of help to one another.THis High School Ace was of tremendous aid to me and those who attended it for I believe it will increase my input and keep me running on the track of motivation.Thank You Faida! (Mwende Mwololo (Form 1).
This is a week long revision session which is carried out by teachers and former Senior club members studying at University.This term's book party took a different turn as it was combined with the Easter Seminar.
Social Work -St.Joseph Catholic Church.
"It was an eye- opening experience. When we first went to meet the St.Joseph Junior Youth, I did not know what to expect. I was actually shocked when we started playing the first game as most ofthe girls were very open and warmed up to us easily," comments Zana one of the participants. It was a nine day period of hard work as the senior members in the club undertook a social project in a nearby parish. They worked with the Junior youth (age 10-14). The Faida girls taught them a Christmas play and dance and gave some sessions on character building. "I got an opportunity to see the joys of ordinary life; the real joys come from simple things in life..."comments Samantha Gikuhi. These could be seen in the faces of the St.Joseph Youth. Kathleen Lawrence noticed that, "As much as they do not come from well to do families, they were always cheerful and ready to learn. They were commited and optimistic." "Hearing their issues and experiences really opened my eyes and widened my perception of things,"says Zana. She went on to say, "It was wonderful to share my knowledge with the girls through the talks that we gave them on Joys of Ordinary Life, Holy Purity, Modesty, Sacrament of Confession and Study as this opened a new world for the girls and enabled them to perceive things in a different way. " Who knew that one could gain so much in just one week?" wonders Melissa Malala. It had been a period of teaching and learning and parting was a hard thing to do as Fiona reckons, "As the last day came for us to say goodbye, all I could do was hold back my tears. When I first stepped into the hall, I never knew I would grow so close to the girls standing next to me. As I left, I felt like I was leaving my best friend..." It was an experience to remember.
When The Love of Art Beckons...
A genius of the 20th Century who said, "All men are artists since each one is called to perfection in his or her own state in life," Pope John Paul II.With this,the girls set out to confirm it as written by one of them. "Buruburu Institute of Arts (BIFA) was our destination. Our mission? To see the wonderful world of art through the eyes of talented and seasoned artists and to be enlightened. Did we achieve it? Well...read on." says Krystal Midega. The Institute has different departments that include drawing, fashion, design, craft among others. The school's landscape is dotted with sculptures done by past students, showcasing the raw talent of the young and the young at heart. One particularly interesting and realistic sculpture is of a man wrestling a crocodile. What began as an uneventful tour through the grounds and studios ended in ruptures of delight! On every other wall, there were murals depicting scenes from Christian tradition which included the destruction of Sodom and Gomorah with metal figures to boot. The gallery plays host to some of the best works in the history of the Institute. Suffice it to say that we really enjoyed it.