Wednesday, December 14, 2011
...An appreciating teacher
...And young achievers
“Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” Desmond Tutu
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Some of the students had the opportunity to meet Njugush (John Njuguna) a TV Presenter in Rauka (a gospel show) that airs on Citizen TV every Sunday morning from 6am - 1pm. The Kids love the show and were inspired by his visit. They assiduously listened to the advice Njuguna had to offer their young minds. “We all have to start from somewhere and let nobody make you feel like you are worth less” words of wisdom from the TV icon. Everybody is now looking forward to the December holidays. Students have already started making home made cards to their families, friends and sponsors. It really has been an awesome academic year!
Monday, November 14, 2011
Although it was for a short time, the students took every opportunity to get to spend time with them. Pam brought them books that they read aloud, and would also enjoy in their various clubs: the LitWorld girls club and the Red Rose boys club, books like: The tales of Despereanx, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulan and many more. During this period the students also performed skits. One was about a princess who was in trouble and needed to be saved from a dragon. Fully adorned in colorful costumes brought by Pam, the students expressed their creativity on stage. Important lessons were also learnt. Lessons of teamwork, courage and good communication skills among others.
It is indeed a day to remember here at red rose.
“The acting was fun and a great opportunity to
improve and nurture my acting ambitions”
–Diana-Grade 7 student.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Alison Smith, a close friend to Pete and Carrie Atkin who were volunteers at Red Rose in June of this year came to work as volunteers for three months. It is her first time in Kibera. When she arrived she met all the Red Rose kids and will be with them for the next two days. She will work at the Children of Kibera Offices thereafter, for the rest of the week. The kids appreciate and love spending time with her.
Friday, October 14, 2011
Every child usually looks forward for the annul Nairobi International Trade Fair. 30th October was their chance to get to enjoy themselves, Red Rose kids got to enjoy themselves ,from face painting to the banana rides, from dancing with the clowns to eating ice cream the constant buzzing in their various classes could not go unnoticed as each kid tried to outdo the other with more juicy a story.
Today Teacher Sophie is introducing debate club to the students in lower primary and we here at Red Rose look forward to seeing our students grow and develop their communication skills also, build on their team work.
The 12th of October Red Rose got another special visitor from Canada, Todd a former teacher who got to visit the vicinity as well as meet the students at Red Rose and looks forward to working with us in the future to create programs to promote child education development.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Thanks for upholding our belief in not just education, but quality education.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Poems, songs and dances performed by happy pupils filled the air and visitors felt at home. The pupils were excited when they were given some snacks by the visitors. They completed their visit by walking around Kibera with the pupils.
Quite a wonderful weekend it was!
Friday, August 5, 2011
On her third day,pupils from grade four to seven were not left behind. They were also engaged in wall painting on animals, flowers and flags. The pupils were so excited about the painting.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
1st of July was a colourful day at Red Rose. We had the privilege of hosting volunteers from USA. They attended a welcoming ceremony at the school. The day was filled with poems, songs and dances performed by happy pupils from each class, as well as a speech from Mr. Ken, the Founder of Children of Kibera Foundation .The volunteers are spending three weeks in Kenya; helping out at Red Rose School, visiting other schools and projects in Kibera that serve vulnerable children. We wish them a nice time in Kenya.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
After the long April holiday vacation, the Red Rose School opened its gates for this term’s academics. Everyone felt rejuvenated and ready to tackle this term’s educational demands for they had time to relax their bodies and minds for a period of three weeks. The Red Rose upper primary section was abuzz with the students sharing their vacation experiences, each eager to tell his/her story to fellow students. The teachers having completed to scheme for this term’s work are confident that it is going to be a fruitful term.
Oh, did I forget to mention! This week Anna Nadgrodkiewicz-Kens friend from their days at Georgetown University was at our organisation and spent some time with the students. She brought them candy from Poland and in turn she had the chance to learn how to count from 1-10 in Swahili! Share stories too!!
Let the term begin!
Monday, April 4, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
The long awaited day for the young girls was here, on Sunday 6th February. Out of the ordinary routine of class work and writing skills, the young girls went for an outdoor activity which included swimming and swinging under the beautiful blue sky of YMCA grounds in Nairobi, city centre.The Major aim of the activity was to create a strong bond between them and to raise their self esteem through interacting and socialising with different people of different social background in the society, which was encouraging.They could not hide their gratitude as it was all shown in their bright faces and overwhelming smiles, for the majority, it was their first experience and a memorable event in their lives indeed!