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KIPEPEO MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

  • By Reagan Matundura · Kenya, SSA

 

KIPEPEO MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

Main aim of the charity

The main aim is to break the cycle of poverty in mukuru slum where I grew up in and also change the attitude of the young people towards education and life. My work involves mentoring young pupils from different schools, I invite young professions who made it in life despite initial background to come and share their life stories as away of motivating the young ones. We are geared towards breaking the cycle of poverty that’s normally experienced in slums through; • Social counseling • Career guidance • Mentorship and motivation talks in schools and during holidays • Raising awareness on the consequences of drugs and substance abuse & • Raising awareness on the consequences of engaging in teenage sex • Identifying and nurturing young talents

How the employee got involved and why

Having been brought up in Mukuru slum, I understand and can relate to the challenges the children face in the slum, I felt inspired to give back to my community through initiating a mentorship program to encourage and motivate them to be the best they can be in life. Kipepeo mentorship program is geared towards social counselling, career guidance, raising awareness on consequences of drug and alcohol abuse, teenage sex and also nurturing various talents.i. e Acrobats, football, dance /music and health/fitness We are focused towards changing attitude towards life for these children. Every end of school term we identify kids who have excelled in various categories  Disciplined  Most improved  Leadership skills i.e prefects  Talents art and sports Every end of school term I have mentorship program trip we invite young professions in various fields and renowned mentors to come share their story to guide, motivate and counsel young ones . Through these program I intend to transform the fortunes of these children and the entire mukuru kayaba slum in Nairobi .

What work does the employee do for charity?

I am the Co-Founder, secretary and mentor at Kipepeo mentorship program where I plan and coordinate activities with schools and community leaders within the slum with my friend steve nganga.

What impact would winning have on the charity?

I intend Expand our library through purchasing more chairs and tables, books and build more shelves. Create a wi-fi zone to benefit youths with different talents in IT computers, web design. general computer literacy to expand their knowledge and also expose them to information. Start a resource center through increasing the number of computers hence reaching more young people. Renovate 3 schools that we have been working with /partners i.e Joy house school. Joyland academy and SouthB Baptist school in the slum. Buy Blackboards ,chalks pens,baby care facilities These will improve the learning conditions of these your generation hence change their attitude towards school

What impact would winning have on the employee?

It will make a ver great impact on me becouse giving back this is my line of passion and I will have impacted lives .

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