Caroline Ngina's Tale – Altawoon Visit

22nd July 2017 – Mentorship & HPads Distribution, Altawoon Educational Center

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The Rotaract Club of Nairobi Central has for the past six years distributed Sanitary Towels to girls in different schools through the Club’s Signature Project, A Girl A K A Year project. The project, whose main aim is sustaining each girl’s annual sanitary towels supply, has succeeded in keeping many girls from various counties across the nation, and out of the country, in school.

The Hpads Distribution involves the provision of sanitary towels, undergarment and continuous mentorship support to the girls, in partnership with their schools and learning centers. One such beneficiary is Altawoon Education Centre.

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Located in Korogocho Slums, Altawoon Education Centre is a community project registered with Ministry of Sports, Youth, Gender and Social services founded in 2002. The School’s population is 424 Pupils, 215 of them being girls.  On 22nd July 2017, the Club engaged in its first distribution to Altawoon Education Centre for the year 2017-2018.

We arrived at 11:00am and were welcomed by the school’s administration. The team then proceeded with introductions while establishing familiar grounds with the pupils. Present were RCNC Members, visiting Rotaractors and Guests of the club. We shared with the pupils our professions while informing them of the prerequisite requirements necessary for one to excel in a particular career path.

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The school’s headteacher commended The Rotaract Club of Nairobi Central for good work done over the years and the Club’s positive impact on the institution. The team handed over HPads to the administration and assisted in distributing the same to the girls.

 

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After the distribution, we had a mentorship session with the pupils where we got to interact and share on the Project’s progress and contribution in enhancing their comfortable study. They asked questions more openly and though we didn’t give any lectures, we hope they went home feeling motivated. Later in the Afternoon, we shared refreshments and we had a photo session.

The Mentorship and HPads distribution was a success and we thank all those who contributed and those who attended.

Prepared by:

Caroline Ngina

Member RCNC

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