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Kwale Girls nurturing skills, enable students achieve goals

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[Kwale Girls High School Principal Ms Anastancia Musili during the interview. Photo/Ahmed Omar].

A Girl school in Kwale County has incorporated a Developing Nurturing Skills (DNS) School-Based Program implemented among the learners to form and build a climate of nurturing talents in co-curriculum activities among the students.

According to the Principal of Kwale Girls Secondary School Ms Anastacia Musili, the goal is to change the atmosphere of failure, disrespect and strict obedience into an environment of success, respect and cooperation.

The introduction of co-curriculum activities and games has empowered the students by assisting them in recognizing their hidden potential.

Speaking during a school cultural day Ms Musili said, the school has provided facilities for a number of co-curricular activities designed as Talent Search Programmes.

The principal said the activities are meant to develop communication abilities and perceptual skills apart from proper utilization of leisure. It also gives to the students an experience of fellowship and mutual-aid, which are essential ingredients of a well-balanced personality.

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She said the School also believes that cultural festivals will allow the children to blossom and thrive, besides giving them the right platform where they will work towards becoming responsible citizens.

The occasion also provides the girls with a platform to showcase their traditional dresses, artifacts, traditional songs and dances; modeling skills among others and has benefited the students in tapping their self-confidence and potential.

“We use the cultural day to mentor the students into other fields other than the academics; we have very good girls who are not performing very well in academics but they can perform well in other fields like music, modeling and beauty therapy,” said Ms. Musili.

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The principal said the approach has propelled the school in academic performance and at the same time instilling discipline among the students.

Musili said the school has created an online engagement platform with parents and guardians, adding that parents are encouraged to play their roles actively in collaboration with the school administration so as to enhance discipline among the students.

[Kwale Girls Secondary School students modelling during the school cultural day. Photo/Ahmed Omar].

John Ogesi, a school board member and a parent at the school says the cultural platform has helped in molding the student’s character and behavior.

He said the School also believes that cultural festivals will allow the children to blossom and thrive, besides giving them the right platform where they will work towards becoming a responsible citizen.

For Tunisi Ibrahim, the school captain says the cultural extravaganza helps in promoting identities through multi-cultural school events and facilitates learning, belonging, and cohesion in schools.