Preparations to KCSE Examinations and Post Secondary Education:
Preparation #1: Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Exams
One of the key goals of Youth Uplift Network’s motivational talks is to highlight for the students the commitment and decisions they must make in order to better understand their present and shape their path from high school to the next stage of life that awaits them. We advised form fours to focus on their grade 12 final studies and devote a considerable amount of time to them, specifically informing them that the KCSE Examinations are more important than ever in the final moments. We emphasized to them that It’s time for them to glance over all of their notes and go over the KCSE Exams Past Papers as an individual and in small groups. This is the time of the year when Form Four students must refrain from spending too much time on social media, which can distract them from studies. They must refrain from harmful activities including late-night outings, neighborhood disputes, and excessive play at this period.
Preparation #2: Exploring Educational Scholarships and TVET Opportunities
We made Form Four students aware of the need of looking into TVET programs and educational scholarships available both inside and outside of refugee camps if they wanted to continue their academic studies and acquire relevant skills. These educational aspirations would provide access to opportunities for skills development and job creation, providing a bright future for them.Our session gave them great guidance so they could fervently follow their special talents and aspirations when choosing careers. We exhorted them to devote all their time and effort to their chosen fields and to use their newly acquired abilities to benefit their communities. We also demystified for them the need to put out more effort to meet the key subject admission requirements as the genesis to improve the fulfillment of their career and professional ambitions. In conclusion, we underlined to them the importance of embracing community service after Form Four: both paid and unpaid, as some of the important pillars on which to build their future undertakings and leave a legacy that would help them and thier community.