Today, we share with you, from one of our Project Coordinators, what and how life has been like in Kajiado. We have a program running on the ares since 2014, through to 2016.
Here’s what she had to say.
- So, how has life in Kajiado been?
It’s been different from what I’m used to.
- Elaborate on that
Most of our target group come from low and middle class backgrounds and don’t have as mellow a life as they’d hope for. Also, some students are slow and not self-motivated while others are. Movement in the area has been hustle free as it’s close to home..
- That is an interesting observation. Now, with that in mind, how has the reception been?
The reception has been quite good, though some schools are quite reluctant to welcome us. Some have some way to go before adapting and owning SCAD as their ride or die partner. As for the students, they are a handful, but eager to mingle and learn
- So tell us some things you’ve liked amongst the target group.
First, it’s interesting to note that most of our target group has been affected either directly or indirectly by alcohol and bhang. Secondly, the students are quite open and motivate us not to miss a training session
- You seem to be on a high in Kajiado. As a trainer and mentor, what has stood out for you since you started this project?
Hehe, kind of. Anyway, students who have never engaged or even heard about drugs approaching me, asking for advice on how to keep off the mess that is substance use
- What interesting or annoying observations have you made during the last few months?
He He! One annoying thing, some teachers being bad role models to their students by misbehaving in front of them
- What lessons have you picked from this area?
I’ve learnt a number of things. First, you never know what awaits in the book if you judge it by the cover. Secondly, we should live a day at a time though at times anticipation gets the best of you. Finally, the will to learn is the best application in life
- Finally, what are your hopes for the future, particularly in regard to your target and the project?
That we are patient enough, have an impact filled project and be able to sustain it in future.
Great, catch you later buddy.