Last Friday I had the chance to talk to 61 youth (23 young women and 38 young men) from Kilifi County. It was a very enriching and interesting experience.
The KEMRI school engagement Programme organized an open day* for students who topped 2015 O-level exams in Kilifi which is a scheme to expose Kilifi students to research related careers and it made us all proud to see 4 Kesho students among the participants.
KESHO Organization was honored to be invited by KEMRI-Kilifi to give a presentation on KUCCPS (Kenya Universities & Colleges Central Placement System and HELB (Higher Education Loans Board) during the school leaver’s attachment Scheme (SLAS). This was an opportunity to meet and motivate Kiifi’s best performing students.
I gave my presentation the title ‘Dream, Believe, Achieve’ because I wanted to encourage my audience that there are no limits and that everything can be possible. The focus on my presentation was the importance of having the right documents and information for making reviews on courses that were preferred. I took the students through the registration and application process for KUCCPS and HELB.
This was also an exciting forum for the students to network with their peers, share experiences about after school life. It was also encouraging to see that some students took the chance to engage with the different facilitators and to tap on their knowledge and expertise.
A Friday afternoon well spent. Best Wishes to the Students and Thank you KEMRI for giving me such an amazing opportunity.
* During the open day students are selected through a face-face interview, to spend 3 months at KEMRI on a work experience attachment during which they will get an opportunity to meet different career mentors and learn about experiences from different types of careers related to research.