RADIX SENIORS ARCHIVE 2009
We had a session on hospitality that was given by Mrs. Mwachiro a lecturer in hospitality at Strathmore University. It truly was an eye opener and gave the participants a new perspective of the Industry.We also had a session on Nursing with Miss Esther of Aga Khan University Hospital. Once again, we concluded that it was worthwhile to be at the service of others.
Community Service- GOING BACK TO THE ROOTS
We usually visit the less fortunate every first Saturday of the month. 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.
Places visited include Mukuru,Kangemi and Kibagare.
Service Brings Smiles
This was done in-doors, i.e., within the club, as the Senior members took the task to give themselves to the Junior members. Some of the activities carried out included revision sessions for the Radix Radius members which were conducted by Eva Maina and Milka Muchori. Natasha Haavi gave some training on public speaking skills to the Junior club members. Kui Waiyaki and Joy Kiguta carried out aerobics with the Junior club every Tuesday while Edelquin Were, Daisy Awiti and Meggie Mwoka gave sessions on Personality Development to the Juniors. It was great!
We also had a 7- day social work project, 3 of which we work with girls from a nearby school (Kihumbuini Primary). We discussed some outstanding personalities - Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Mother Teresa - and at the end we concluded that we too can make an impact by giving ourselves to others. On the other days, we cleaned the club, visited different places like Keri where we met Miss Margaret Roche who briefed us on what Strathmore University was doing for teachers Teachers Enhancement Program (TEP) - what an eye opener. We visited Kitengela Glass and were mesmerised by what we saw. It was a week filled with learning, service and of course fun.
The following study sessions took place in the year:
Study and Readathon
The Club got down to intense hours of study as the exams drew near. These sessions mostly took place on Saturdays.
This is a weekend revision session which is supervised by teachers and former Senior Club members now at studying in the University. This term's book party gave participants a head start in preparation for the final exams.
Excursion to Oloolua
"It was quite a Saturday--the apex of our holiday. We were going to Oloolua, one of the natural forest reserves that offers a lot to enjoy.We explored it to the fullest!! We came to the most exciting part of it, the water falls. I was the DJ for the day as we picnicked by Mbagathi river. I am definitely looking forward to the next hike!" Writes Jane Munene, a form III student.
Teen Cook Contest
After many sessions on cookery in the Club, the clubbers had a chance to show- case their culinary skills in this contest. A variety of breakfast dishes were laid out on the table accompanied by the recipe.The display room was so glamourous that everyone who passed by the club could not fail see it. "What a sense of creativity!" commented one of the drop in visitors.All waited anxiously for the judges word of who was the winner of the contest. Florence Ouma and Irene, professional cateresses were the judges of the day and as they admitted, it was a hard task to come up with a winner. Prizes were then awarded to Yusra Form II, Janet Form I, Josephine Abate and Joy Kiguta Form III. In the afternoon, the team visited Strathmore University's Kitchen and were amazed by the cleanliness and state of are equipment.