As a young person in Kenya you are growing up in an environment that gives numerous conflicting messages on how you should live your life. With the media (internet, television, radio and print) taking a hold of your attention most of the time, society has fallen behind on its role of providing you with key principles and skills for use in life. Society has changed a lot in the last ten years and the traditional parenting methods and advice have proved inadequate. The result is that we as young Kenyans are missing some vital principles and life-skills such as:
- Self-awareness and self-esteem
- Skills in handling Relationships
- Focus and self-drive
- The importance of community and social participation
- Morality & integrity
- Discipline and long-term vision
The result of this lack of ‘life-skills’ is that many of us young Kenyans go through formal education with no real purpose - often leaving school and entering adulthood without the proper foundation to lead balanced lives in which we can positively contribute to the economic and social development of the society. Many of us end up entering into self-destructive habits and bad company and cut our lives short, or live mediocre lives in which our full potential is left unexploited.
On the other hand if we are able to be trained and thus become equipped with these life skills and lead a principled life, then we would be able to tackle life challenges better. At School Series©, we believe that this will result in principle-centred leaders of tomorrow with the necessary skills to navigate through the different roles that you will play in your lives.
The School Series© has developed the School SeriesTool Kit© with sixteen tools to help you design the kind of life you want and be successful on your own terms.
Our programmes will provide you with some of the key principles and skills that are missing in your life. We do this by:
- Introducing and inculcating values, principles and behaviours in you that will enable you re-think your life direction and take control of your life.
- Fostering time-management skills and relationship-building with your peers and family.
- Empowering you to make good choices regarding the important decisions you will make as teens.
- Developing critical thinking and leadership skills in you that will be useful now and in the future.
- Introducing the concepts of morality and ethics on the one hand, and principles like integrity on the other, and consequently creating awareness on how these contribute to good citizenship.
- Promoting increased appreciation of the role of school administration, parents and external parties in the education of young people who will then be able to work with authority.