November 23, 2013

Teens Empowerment Camp at SEEK

This week, our girls who finished 8th Grade recently, attended a fabulous camp in Mbita.  The Teens Empowerment with LifeSkills Camp was organized and hosted by SEEK, Suba Environmental Education of Kenya.  Each local school was able to invite 4 students to the camp.  Because of the Club’s long-standing history and partnership with SEEK, they invited all Suba Laker 8th Graders.  Four of our five girls were able to attend; Theresa, Sharon, Jacinter and Winnie.

The camp schedule was packed, from morning ‘til night,  with great lessons and plenty of fun.  They enjoyed getting to know the other campers through fun team building activities.  The week started with sessions on ROPES: Rights Of Passage Experiences.  The speaker, a skilled youth pastor from Nairobi, spoke about the upcoming transition from primary school to secondary school.  They looked at Biblical examples of men and women who were tough and learned to persevere when life was challenging.  The students learned about the importance of caring for nature through Environmental Resource Stewardship.  A representative from a local bank spoke to them about how to be responsible with their finances.

Community Service was a big focus for the week.  All the campers helped in building a new house for a widow whose home burnt down last year.  Students even had a chance to show their God-given skills in the Talent Show!  The week ended with a huge campfire on Friday night full of singing, dancing, praise & worship and several students giving their lives to Christ.

We’re grateful for such a wonderful, affordable camp to have taken place right here in Mbita.  These girls, and the others who attended, had a wonderful time, learned many things and, for some, their lives are changed for eternity.

Check out the great work of SEEK.

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