On Friday, October 30th, the Natural Helpers Club visited Ol Gir Gir Primary School to organize a series of lectures. Nurse Lydia explains:
“We will be doing a training at old Giri Giri Primary School about family issues that affect academics. The reason we chose this topic is because some of our girls come from that primary school, and they have expressed their struggles with certain issues impeding on their ability to focus in school. Some of the points include: family attitudes towards education, family’s background, like poverty, cultural beliefs, long-term illnesses in the family and financial constraints. Those will be some of the topics we will speak about with the boys and girls”
The students in the Natural Helpers club facilitated 100% of the lectures and discussions, where the girls had an opportunity to practice public speaking skills, leadership and community outreach. What’s even better is that the Daraja girls had a chance to help out their local community. Many of the Daraja students live in Naibor, the closest town to Daraja, and have experienced first-hand the difficulty of furthering their education. As they offer support to their peers, they can promote education and equality, and show the local community that their Daraja family supports them.
The Natural Helpers club is founded on social responsibility, as they combine missions and visions to serve their communities. Abdia Form 2 notes, “a mission is a specific goal, but a vision is a look into the future. You cannot have one without the other.”