For 6 months, 647 hours, I lived the name “Teacher Susan.” “And it perhaps changed how my whole life works out or will ever work out.” There are days I felt like quitting; and those days were many. Teaching was tough, the number of books waiting to be marked’ overwhelming; and the whole routine annoying. There […]
I had just concluded my end of semester examinations and the feelings of both excitement and anxiety engulfed me: I am reporting to Wangu Primary School in Dandora Phase 3 to start my journey as a Teaching Assistant. That was three months ago. How time flies! At the onset, I had second thoughts about the […]
My Best and Not-So-Best Moments: The highlights of my PACE experience at Madaraka was, without a doubt, the banter that I enjoyed with many of the students I taught. It was a real joy just interacting with the students and being able to convey to them the information I sought to teach them in a […]
5) Become a role model in your community 4) Join a fun, tight-knit community of friends 3) Learn new skills: communication and confidence 2) Help children in under-resourced schools to access better quality education 1) Work with kids on something new and exciting everyday
“As a teenager, I always wanted someone to look up to: a big sister who cared both about my academic performance and my life experiences. I was lucky to find that person in my mentor, Peace. She lit a special candle in my life and challenged me to give back.
“ My name is Doris; delightful Doris.” These alliterated introductions have become a sort of tradition in kicking off the training of PACE volunteers. This year, it was no different at Parklands Baptist Church. Excited, energy filled individuals gathered at the Church’s mother room on Monday, January 12th- volunteers, and the friendly interactive members of […]
Peggy Walenda Mativo is many things. She is a daughter, an alumnus of Loreto Limuru Girls, a Harvard graduate, a Harvard MBA student-to-be, the founder and Executive Director of PACEMaker International and a 2014 Global Laureate Fellow. She is also a kind and compassionate friend and a hapless optimist, who believes in the inherent good […]
A few children eagerly crowd around as the speakers and the sound system are set up. Then, suddenly, the sound of loud music pierces the air, marking the start of one of the most anticipated days on the school Calendar of Kawangware Primary: The PACE Fun day.