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T H E P R E S I D E N T ’ S A W A R D - K E N YA N O V E M B E R M O N T H LY B R I E F 5TH NATIONAL GOLD EXPEDITION– ABERDARES

In this edition  National Gold Expedition  Open Award Participant  Kiambu High School and Tumutumu School Resi-

Participants form Mathare Child Development Centre (MCDC) n jubilation at the end of the expedition.

The last edition of the national gold expeditions for this year took place in the Aberdares from 24th to 28th November. The venture involved over 250 participants from 10 Award institutions who braced the rain and the muddy conditions to prove that they are up to the task of covering the more than 80 Km journey in 4 days. The route saw them go through the Aberdare ranges on the Othaya side and experience the steep terrain that characterizes the ranges in the midst of rains on a daily

basis and muddy conditions of the route. Despite this the participants were not deterred and were in high spirits from start to finish. Congratulations to all the participants. The following were the institutions that participated:  Michuki Technical Training Institute had 6 bronze participants  Kiambu High School had 49 gold participants  KMTC had 1 gold participant  St John Ambulance had 7 gold and 5

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dential Project

 Drug Abuse Workshop  Office Christmas Break

silver participants MCDC had 14 gold participants. St Joseph Girls School, Kibwezi Makueni Boys High School had 15 gold participants Starehe Boys Centre had 20 gold participants Starehe Girls Centre had 5 gold participants Rwika Technical Training Institute had 13 gold and 4 bronze participants.


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N O V E M B E R M O N T H LY B R I E F ALCOHOL AND DRUG SENSITIZATION WORKSHOP The National Campaign Against Drug Abuse Authority ()NACADA) in continuation with its mandate of combating drug abuse held a sensitization workshop in Nakuru from 15th to 17th November. Among some of the deliberations in the workshop was the need for youth organizations to engage more on issues affect-

ing the health of young people, HIV & AIDS, alcohol and drug abuse and the need for youth organizations to network and complement one another in their various . Also discussed was the need to involve the young people in the fight against alcohol and drug abuse and concentrate

more on the consumer than supplier. The Presidents Award Kenya was represented by Jinnarius Wambugu and among some of the youth organizations that we present included:

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Undugu Society Kenya District Youth OfficerRongai Uprising Comedians

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Nakuru Youth Foundation Henry Wanyoike Foundation Africa Youth Trust Kenya Muslim Youth Alliance Youth Alive Kenya Storm of Hope Kenya Action NET For The Disabled Akili Dada Persons With Disabilities Networking and Dev Africa Nazarene University

ALL FOR THE ENVIRONMENT This month we are taking a look at Abdi-

ferent fields

kadir Aden, a 23 year old youth from

of environ-

Garissa County. Aden is pursuing the gold

ment such as

level of the Award as an Open Award

water, en-

participant. Currently Aden has been

ergy, waste

heavily involved in environmental aware-

management,

ness and literacy campaigns in Garissa as

health, agri-

part of his Service Section for the Gold

culture, biodi-

Level. One of the milestones he has

versity, cli-

achieved was the equipping of Yathrib

mate change etc, the library’s main goal

part of Aden’s achievement for the

Primary School with an environmental li-

is to empower the youth and children

UNEP Tunza for Children and Youth

brary (the one and only existing environ-

with environmental knowledge for sus-

and was made possible by the

mental library in North Eastern region) The

tainable development and a better fu-

support of UNEP, Kenya Organi-

library is equipped with resources in dif-

ture. The initiative for the library forms

zation for Environmental Education (KOEE), UNICEF (Hand Wash Cam-

Abdikadir Aden

paign) and Garissa Municipal Council through Garissa Youth Envi-

handing over some

ronment Movement of which he is

of the library re-

the Technical Assistant.

sources to the guest of honour during the handover ceremony at the school.

“ My Future plans are to establish similar centres in other institutions up to tertiary level”

Abdikadir Aden


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N O V E M B E R M O N T H LY B R I E F BETTER CLASSROOMS IMPROVED LEARNING From 25th to 29th November participants from Kiambu High School and Tumu Tumu Girls School participated in a rehabilitation project at Ndabibi Primary School in Naivasha. The project saw the students cement two classrooms and a verandah as well as level up a trench which had been occasioned soil erosion. The project was made possible by one of the delegates from Bermuda (she participated in the IGE EXPEDITIONS

In the month of November the following bronze and silver ventures were undertaken by the Award units indicated:  St Mary’s Girls School, Igoji went to Ngong  Kenya High School went to Machakos  St Andrews School, Turi went to Londiani  Gulab Lochab Academy went to Kerio Valley  Makini School went to Aberdares  Moi Girls School , Kibwezi went to Ngong  Loreto Convent, Msongari went to Machakos

in September 2011 and donated USD 1500 towards the project) who was touched after observing the dilapidated condition of the classrooms during the IGE project work she undertook in Sept. 2011 while the students provided the labor for the work as part of their Residential Project for the Gold level.

OFFICE ON CHRISTMAS BREAK

We have closed the offices for the December holidays until 9th of January 2012. In case of any urgent enquiries kindly reach us on +254722714122 or info@presidentsaward.or.ke

The Board of Trustees and Secretariat of the President’s Award Kenya take this opportunity to extend our seasons greetings to everyone as we look forward to welcoming the new year and the celebration of Christmas by our Christian brethren.


November 2011 monthly brief