The Military Wives Association of Kenya (MWAK) led by the chairperson Mrs Tabitha Kibochi and the Vice chairperson Mrs Aileen Ogolla held several mentorship programmes for Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) sponsored schools in Thika and Nairobi regions from Wednesday, 13th July 2022 to Friday 15th July 2022.
The three-day programme saw students at Thika Garrison Mixed Secondary School, Embakasi Garrison Mixed Secondary Scool, Embakasi Primary School, Langata Barracks Mixed Secondary School and Lang’ata Barracks Primary Schools mentored on several matters among them career choices, time management and goal setting.
The KSCE and KCPE candidates benefited from life lessons and experiences geared towards helping them succeed in their studies, build character and also guide them in their future endeavors.
While addressing the students, MWAK chairperson Mrs. Kibochi emphasized on the importance of discipline and good character for success. “Discipline will allow you to take control of your behaviour, set smart goals and it will enhance your self-esteem,” she said.
Similarly on the same platform, Mrs. Ogolla reiterated the importance of hard work in order to achieve set goals and objectives. “If you work hard, watch your discipline and have the right attitude, you will succeed.” She added
The KDF Chaplaincy led by Lt Col (Rev) Jane Wairimu, Major (Fr) Duncan Ndegwa and Major (Fr) Francis Njoroge enlightened the young adults on the need to be wise in choosing healthy and virtuous relationships.
During the sessions top performing students in various fields were recognized. The schools received desks, lockers and revision books to help ease the learning process.
The schools’ administrations expressed their gratitude to the association for their dedication towards mentoring and motivating the students. Further, they appreciated the efforts made by the Kenya Defence Forces in sponsoring progressive projects for the welfare of students.