Moi Air Base (MAB), Kenya’s military base, has completed a five-day youth mentorship program conducted at the MAB Primary School, Nairobi.
During the program, the participants, drawn from Kenya Defence Force (KDF) families, engaged with facilitators who tackled a wide range of youth topical issues, including; vocation and career guidance, reproductive health, sexually transmittable diseases, substance dependence, social media etiquette, spiritual wellness,, mental health, self-awareness, stigmatization, first aid, nutrition and diet, child abuse and teenage pregnancies.
The youths also had an opportunity to interact with Kenya Air Force Officers, who talked to them about different career paths, including nursing, engineering, and teaching, among others.
Speaking during the closing ceremony, Deputy Base Commander MAB Colonel Herbert Wafula thanked the parents for allowing the kids to attend the program. He also thanked the facilitators and the pupils for making the event a success.
“To have a functional society, it is paramount that everyone takes responsibility in raising our children,” added Col Wafula.
Deputy Commander MAB also urged the pupils to share the knowledge they had gained with their peers.
Base Education Officer Lieutenant Mercy Ayieko said the program aimed to mentor kids to be better people in society and to help them grow spiritually, physically and mentally.
Ms. Teresia Kamau, who represented civilian facilitators, thanked the MAB fraternity for giving them a chance to work with service personnel, for it had taught them a lot in terms of discipline, time keeping and handling of issues.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.