Form 3 and 4s return to campus, Volunteers work with campus kids, Students compete in school-wide photo scavenger hunt
Form 3 and 4s return to campus
On Tuesday, the Form 3 and 4s reported back to the Daraja campus for a two week intensive called Tuition Studies. The classes are to help the girls prepare for the K.C.S.E. test the Form 4s will take this November and Form 3s next year. There are three, two-hour long classes each day with fun activities and symposiums at night. Tuition studies allow the students to ask questions on all the topics they have learned since Form 1 without compromising their normal schoolwork.
Volunteers teach art and games to Daraja kids
Although some Daraja students are back in school, most students across Kenya are home for a month break. This includes the fifteen children of Daraja teachers and staff who are back on campus for their break. Volunteers Hannah and Jill, who are working on the Transition Program, taught art and games to the kids. Jill, who works in the education sector in Colorado, taught the children how to draw different animals and their names. Even Mr. Doherty joined in on the fun. After, Hannah taught the kids how to play duck, duck, goose. The kids now play the game everyday! It was a great way to have fun and teach other members of the Daraja community.
Students compete in school-wide scavenger hunt
While the Form 3 and 4s are in class most of the day, the afternoon and evening is left for fun activities. The first day back the girls competed in a photo scavenger hunt. The girls were split into eight teams and were given a list of pictures to take around campus. They included taking a picture of the elusive dik-dik, dancing with staff, jumping, climbing trees, making pyramids, and many more. The teams were composed of two or three families – Form 4 older sister, and Form 3 younger sister. After an hour of intense running around campus, the girls finished their hunt. It was a great way for the girls to use creative thinking, teamwork, and enjoy time outside after being in the classroom all day. Check out more photos the girls took here.