Category Archives: Wildlife Club

Kileva News Letter #9



CONTENTS

ICT in progress
Extra Mile Revision Strategies for class eight
Construction of the Ecd toilet in progress
Bible Sermon
Performance Inquiry
Bibles from Gideon’s International
Presenting Revision Textbooks
De-worming Workshop
Singing Game
Deworming Exercise
Class 8 Performance Discussion
School Lunch
School Trip Preparation
Class 6 Performance Discussion
Drawing Competition
Sanitary Towels Donation
School Trip to Tsavo East
Dressing a Wound


ICT in progress

Report by
Mr Mazai

Mr Mazai teaching using a projector:

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Extra Mile Revision Strategies for Class eight

Report by
Madam Priscillah,Social studies teacher.

At a recent Extra Mile Revision Strategies session for class eight pupils in Social Studies, we agreed with the pupils to do outdoor learning in the evening after classes. We sourced past papers from lower classes std 5,6,7 and 8 for the revision work. This is in the hope of raising their grades, attitude and mean score in this subject.

They received this initiative in high spirits. They divided themselves into two groups, Group A and B.

 

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Construction of the ECD toilet in progress

Report by
The Headteacher Mr Phanuel Mwalwala

Parents dug out the toilet in unity. Building materials were brought by a prominent contracter, including sand and bricks.

Construction of a water tank with a capacity of 10,000 litres for ECD is underway

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Bible Sermon

Report by
Madam Priscillah

It was a soul touching Pastoral Programme whereby Mdm Priscillah delivered a sermon from the Bible, Acts chapter 9:1-19.

This showed the pupils how God changed Saul’s name to Paul, a very powerful Apostle of God. He transformed from a bad person who persecuted Christians to a great servant of God. Pupils learnt that anyone can be transformed from bad to a good person.

 

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Performance Inquiry

Report by
Mdm Priscillah

At an inquiry into the performance levels of class eight pupil’s, we demanded that they give us the challenges facing their performance, and we also suggested solutions to the challenges.

Each pupil analysed their exams closely.

 

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Bibles from Gideon’s International

Report by
Mr Humphrey Nina,C.R.E teacher class seven

Kileva Eastfield Primary school pupils received bibles from Gideons International.

They will be useful for spiritual nourishment of the learners, and during C.r.e lessons. Class seven pupils are being shown how best to open and use the Bible.

 

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Presenting Revision Textbooks

Report by
The Headteacher

The following photos show Chairperson KIKIM presenting revision textbooks to classes eight and seven after a mentership session with the pupils conducted to inspire the children to work hard.

 

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De-worming Workshop

Report by
Deputy Headteacher and Mr Mazai

Today the Deputy Headteacher and Mr Mazai attended a workshop at Mwanyambo Primary School on how to administer deworming tablets to Kileva EastField pupils

The book gives specific details of the steps to be followed.

 

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Singing Game

Report by
Mdm Priscillah

Kileva Eastfield’s lower grade classes join in a singing game at break time.

The singing game is commonly called “Taking a letter to my father, then it got lost along the way”. In Swaheli this is “Apeleka barua yangu Kwa babaa, ikapotelea njiani”.

This is a song good for their entertainment, relaxation and competition.

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Deworming Exercise

Report by
Mr Mazai, Health Club Patron

Today Kileva Eastfied participated in the deworming exercise led by the Headteacher.

The pupils from ECD (Early Childhood Development), the Primary School Teachers, and some parents were dewormed.

 

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Class 8 Performance Discussion

 

The following ‘photos show parents, teachers and Standard 8 pupils discussing performance using the marklist.

The marklist indicates that there is an improvement. Parents promised to work closely with teachers for better results after the teachers gave out the challenges they face. They informed parents that there is still more room for improvement.

 

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School Lunch

Report by
Mdm Beata, in charge of School lunch feeding programme

Pupils at East field primary school taking their delicious lunch of Maize and beans.They washed their hands clean before eating the balanced diet.

 

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School Trip Preparation

Wildlife school members receiving their cards in readiness for the trip to Tsavo East taking place on Saturday 14 July sponsorerd by Elephants and bees research center:

Patrons Mr.mazai issued the cards and the school registration certificate to the members.

We have registered 56 members in the school, and all will be onboard next Saturday, accompanied by their patrons Mr. Mazai and Mdm Kelly.

 

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Class 6 Performance Discussion

Report by
Mdm Priscillah, Class Teacher Std 6

Class 6 Parents meeting took place today. Parents sat with their pupils for encouragement and bonding.

The aim of the meeting was to discuss the performance levels of class 6 pupils. The class teacher led parents on the performance class mean scores as indicated by the exam analysis chart.

The class mean score is at 200 marks, but there’s need to raise it above 260 marks and more.

Pupils raised their challenges, and in unity we raised the solutions to the challenges they face such as working extra hard as a team, and doing proper studies and sound revision at school and at home for more success.

 

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Drawing Competition

Wildlife club members yesterday had a drawing competition, and also a briefing about the tour planned to be on Saturday 14 July sponsorerd by our neighbors the Elephants and Bees Research Center.

The girls won the competition.

The organisers of the competition were Ken from Elephants and Bees, and Mr Mazai who is the Wildlife Club Patron.

 

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Sanitary Towels Donation

Report by
Mdm Priscillah

Kileva Eastfield’s girls today received sanitary towels from the Government through the office of the County Women Representative.

This is important in keeping the girl child at school throughout the year.

The teacher demonstrated to the girls on how to use the towels and maintain hygiene.

The Headteacher gave a vote of thanks as more of such assistance is needed for the girls.

The County Women Representative is called Hon.Lydiah Haika.

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School Trip to Tsavo East

Yesterday Wildlife Club members of Kileva Eastfield Primary had an education trip in Tsavo East park. We visited the vast Mdanda rock, the Voi Safari Lodge and the vast Savana grassland of the park.

We enjoyed all our time there. We took our meals at Mdanda rock and rested for about two hours as we observed animals drinking water in the dam.

Mr. Mazai, Mdm. Kelly (Club patrones), Ken and his friend from Elephants and Bees accompanied the learners.

We are much greatful to our neighbors Elephants and Bees for organizing that trip. (Long live Dr. Lucy king)

We came across several animals including elephants, ostriches and a variety of gazelles. The climax was when we met a nlion. I was very happy and even forgot to take a photo!

 

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Dressing a Wound

Here is one of the school girls cleaning and dressing a wound of her fellow pupil yesterday.

The girl had stumbled on a stone when playing during games time. The cleaning and dressing was under supervision of health teacher Mr. Mazai.

Thanks to you all dear members and Kileva Foundation at large.

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Kileva News Letter #4


CONTENTS

Kileva at Voi Divisional and Voi sub-county Athletics Competitions
End of Term Exams
Toilet Cleaning Duties
Update on Competence Based Curriculum
Wildlife Club Update
Health Club Update
Music & Dance Club Update
Goodbye to Abi Jonson
The Elephants and Bees Community


Kileva at Voi Divisional and Voi sub-county Athletics Competitions

Report by
Games Master, Mr George Mwaviswa and Mdm Priscillah, Athletics Team Manager

24th March

Today we took four pupils for Voi Divisional Athletics Competition held at Voi Boys Secondary School. Margaret Mwake managed position 4 out of 10 in triple jump, John Mwandege was position 8 out of 15 in 3000m, Saidi Ali was no 5 out of 10 in triple jump. Jane Mwakima was position 1 out of 15 in 3000m. She will represent us in Sub-county scheduled for 29/3/2018.

29th March

Below is a ‘photo of Jane Mwakina just before leaving for Voi to represent Kileva Eastfield Primary in Voi Sub county Athletics Games today.

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End of Term Exams

Report by
Mdm Agnes Nyange, Examination officer

27th March

Day two end of term exam in progress. Pupils are doing science and kiswahili.

End term of exams started today. These are intended to end on 29.3.2018, then the school to break for Easter.

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Toilet Cleaning Duties

Report by
Mdm Kelly, Health Club Patron, assisted by Mr Mazai.

Here you see pupils cleaning their toilets then washing their hands after the exercise which was supervised by Mr. Mazai, who is the Health Teacher Assistant Mdm Kelly. We lack proper materials for cleaning the toilets.

Below are learners happily being served food after having washed their hands thoroughly. They are eagerly waiting to go for Easter Weekend. Happy Easter to you all.

Through Maggie ,on behalf of the First Aid and Health Club plus Wildlife Club, we sincerely appreciate f. or recognizing our efforts to help our school grow, and also for the kids to get support. we are very grateful for appreciating our efforts for the betterment of our school, and we still want to work hard and make sure that we surpass your expectationsWe promise to be more active and innovative in anything that concerns the school for you to get updates.

May God bless you all.

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Update on Competence Based Curriculum

Report by
Madame Kelly, Grade 1 teacher

Hi all,

The latest School Curriculum, which is mainly known as the CBC (Competence Based Curriculum) and is mostly based in talent nurturing, has helped the kids to do what they do best, and they seem to enjoy it.

The kids do modelling and learn everything naturally. Grades 1 &2 sing , do movement and creative activities. In it there are many subjects like religion, art enticingly drawing and painting, and many more subjects.

For example aboveis a child doing creative work which also in some way can be an environmental lesson. She’s creating a car using pebbles.

Learners enjoy this system well.

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Wildlife Club Update

Report by
Madame Kelly assisted by Mr Mazai.

The Wildlife Club, which is a newly formed club in the school, decided to plant trees in the whole school compound. This was done from Pre primary 1 to class 8.

The whole school which consists of more than 110 pupils managed to plant their trees. Each child takes care of their tree by doing mulching and watering daily in the morning and in the evening. The trees are going on well.

We the patrons offer support and do follow ups with the kids. Currently we are targeting to register the whole school to become wildlife members whereby the kids will access cards that will enable them to go visit the parks for free. Also the school gets a recognized certificate from Kenya Wildlife service. So far we have recruited more than 50 kids whereby they have paid each 50 shillings.

The Patrons look forward to come up with more activities to conserve the animals and environment at large.

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Health Club Update

Report by
Madam Kelly
First Aid/ Health patron assisted by Mr Mazai.

We as Health Club members embrace in eating healthy. We strive to lead a healthy lifestyle.

So in conjunction to this we got greens from the school shamba which is well taken care of by the Elephants and Bees Team just to add to our school diet of maize beans.

Below are pupils being directed and led by the teacher to sort the mbogas in order for our cook – popularly known as “MAO” – to cook. The kids enjoy doing this.

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Music & Dance Club Update

Report by
Report by Mdm Priscillah, Music and Dance Club Patron assisted by Mdm Agnes Mwapulu.

Kileva Eastfield Primary School Music and Dance Club make ornaments and musical instruments like drums, jingles, beads, strings and head gears from locally available materials such as boxes, lessos and feathers. They will humbly appreciate if they get more costumes and instruments, so if you’d like to make a donation to help out please go to the Gift Shop tab and follow the links.

The Music and Dance Club ushered in the Easter celebrations in a jovial style. There were sweet melodies accompanied by a guitar, from a guitarist a friend of the music and dance club Mr Mtume, a Mwakoma village dancer who taught pupils and teachers how to use the guitar.

Then a vigorous dance about “The Importance of Education.” – “Mashomo, Nani waniwangie mashomo.” This was in praise of their Founders, Sir Cliff Evans, Director Mdm Maggie, Teachers and their Head teacher Mr Mwalwala, not forgetting Hon.Godwin Kilele. Happy Easter to all.

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Goodbye to Abi Jonson

Report by
Margaret Kiriro

Today Abi Jonson Elephant and Bees intern student came to say bye officially after finishing her masters project . She took some time to chat with pupils on bees, and thanked them for their good cooperation during her stay with them. She was accompanied with two of her staff and Mr Kennedy

They also appreciated her for the good relationship she maintained, and they welcomed her back any time she feels like.

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The Elephants and Bees Community

Report by
International Intern, Ewan Brennan

January 2018

Community-based conservation projects – protecting wildlife while improving the livelihoods of local people – can be one of those rare, truly win-win situations where both local communities and wildlife enjoy the benefits. Before I arrived at the Elephants & Bees Project, I figured protection of crops from raiding elephants and additional income from honey production would make for pretty great community benefits. Being virtually safe from the potential of losing your entire seasons crop to a group of huge and hungry elephants must be quite a reassurance.

However, I soon came to realise the project offers many less immediately obvious benefits to the locals of Sagalla, the foremost being the incredible sense of community it helps sustain. The research centre serves as a central meeting point for all members of the surrounding villages, often being used several times each week by the various community groups. At the local school, the environmental education, weekly movie night and farm club build strong, positive relationships between the E&B team and the schoolchildren – joint after-school football games and high-5s in the street are common events. It’s not just the school children either – wherever you might be, pretty much everyone will greet you and be eager for a chat.

Beehive farmers hold a monthly meeting at the research centre to get together to discuss progress and issues. (photo by Rachel Dickson)

The beehive farmers themselves are quite a bunch. Every one hard working and enthusiastic about his or her beehive fence, they are a pleasure to spend time with. Always accompanying you during monitoring, tracking or night work, they are keen to share anecdotes about their shambas or find out more about how you ended up in Sagalla. I was very much left with the impression that they were envied by many other non-beehive fence farmers in the community.

Smiles all round even after a late night tending to active hives. (photo by Naiya Raja).

The sense of community and teamwork is also strong within the research camp. With a diverse, energetic, like-minded team, day-to-day responsibilities and issues are quickly taken care of with minimal fuss. Despite the dynamic nature of the camp, everyone is more than willing to get involved and help out with each other’s projects to make sure everything runs smoothly. The team spirit persists into the evenings and weekends too – hanging out and relaxing in camp or at one of the surrounding lodges was always great fun.

The team share a laugh during a weekend camp out in Tsavo East National Park after a long week of work. (photo by Ewan Brennan)

This sense of community – something that is of great importance in any conservation project – has been a definite internship highlight for me. When people share attitudes and work towards the same goals, I believe progress is far more easily achieved. It’s been an invaluable learning experience and quite the exciting adventure – I feel very fortunate to have been part of such a fascinating and successful project, and hope that I can be back in Sagalla before too long!

The (almost) full team looking cheery, even at 7am! (photo by George Troup)

 

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