RADIX SENIORS ARCHIVE 2011
The excursion to Karura Forest was the best. It doesn't end there, the long walk in the forest was the best way way for us to cement our friendships. The walk was tough because of the rain. Many participants were determined not only to see the beautiful waterfall but also to visit the caves despite it being slippery and wet. Out of adventure, we went without a guide consequently, we lost our way and walked endlessly. We will soon be back and this time with our bikes.
Service Brings Smiles
We visited the less fortunate not only on Saturdays but also on Tuesdays. An experience which was enriching.
On Saturdays one group did housework in a Childrens' homethat is nearby called Amani na Wema while the other group did revision with the pupils of Waruku Primary School. it was a good chance to give of ourselves and learn from the children we served.
From November 30th -December 4th,we had a Social Work Project in Kihumbuini Primary in Kangemi. We gave the girls some study skills and talks on different aspects of personality development. As part of the project, we had training on Character Building.
Media critic was included in the agenda. Miss Lucy Muli, a lecturer at Strathmore University was our guide through this. The topic we chose was the hit pop songs playing in radio and TV. Being critical is a useful skill as far as the media is concerned was our conclusion.
As part of the projec, we prepared each day some snacks for the girls in Kihumbuini. Its was a very enjoyable activitiy. Anita and Rachael Otieno were our consultants in the exercise.
The walk to Kihumbuini gave us an opportuinity to bond and become better friends. The girls at Kihumbuini though shy at first, warmed up to us with time and we became friends. We hope that some of them will benefit from the scholarships being offered at Kianda school.
Study and Readathon
We always put in at least 2 hours of study during the weekdays but we are occupied with acquiring some culture on Fridays. The exams are always a motivation for us to study with greater intensity and so every Saturday during Readathon we put in more than 6 hours of revision.
We also had A's for Ace in which former club members and top teachers taught us how to study and retain the science concepts.
9 Senior Club members were charged with the task of being camp mentors. Among them were Kathleen Siminyu, Mwende Mwololo, Anne Waireri, Josephine Ngala, Yusraa Shabir, Cynthia Kanywiro, Maryanne Gathara, Michelle Ngunjiri and Anabel Matalanga. The experience was great from the preparations to the actual camping.
There were outdooor and indoor activities, a cineforum to list but a few. the cineforum was particularly catchy becuase it was on "There Be Dragons" a movie featuring St Josemaria. Theme of the flick is love and forgiveness. For more details on the movie you can follow this link
Part of the camp mentoring preparation included a training run by Dr Joy Goopio a lecturer at Strathmore University who has had first experinece in facilitating Leadership camps inthe Philipines. A video of one of the camp helped us grasp the ideas she was transmitting. After the movie we had one resolve to make the camp memorable for the participants.
One of the exciting things we did in the Club year was to try a hand at chocolate. An expert chocolate cook showed us the way. The results were sumptuos!!!!
The Club works and relies on mothers. Mrs. Lawrence, Kathleen's mum now a student at Catholic Univeristy was one of cookery teachers. Mrs Lawrence demonstrated some recipes from Seychelles which we could try over the Christmas season.