Another successful empowerment week in Kimende, Kenya brought 22 high school students together over their Spring Break. During this empowerment week students had a chance to receive extra academic support, engage with post-secondary students and try out some fun team building activities.
Three times a year students get together like this with the help of both graduated and current post-secondary students who take the lead in organizing and ensuring these weeks happen.
These weeks provide an opportunity for both academic and social growth. Students are able to get help from tutors which provides them with a unique opportunity to have more personalized support. Post-secondary students provide workshops and mentorship. The connections made during these gatherings are incredibly valuable as some of these high school students may be the first to go on to high school in their family. Senior students act as excellent supports to those just starting out.
Participating students are thankful for all of the volunteers that helped put this event together. They have gone back into their second term more refreshed and ready to face the challenges that await them.