Photo comp: ROSE POKA, Kenya
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Favourite memory of the Award:
There are way too many. My first session of pre- adventurous journey training as an assessor is worth the memory. I had prepared all my notes, put together equipment for the training and dressed up ready for the day. I was not very confident with crowds so I had to keep looking at my notes to evade their stares. It felt somewhat uncomfortable at the start. I was very lucky to be dealing with a team of enthusiasts. they started responding to my questions and asking others. This opened the room up to a wonderful and lively training session. I ended up learning so much as I shared the much I knew. This was the start of my career line as a teacher and instructor.
Biggest challenge from doing the Award:
I have challenged myself to tart an organization that will help in sharing the life skills and knowledge that is not taught in the classroom or that would otherwise be very costly for the target group to acquire. I working am on it. I am challenged to serve according to my means, without reservation.
Have you continued any of your Award activities? If so, what:
Yes, in all the sections. For fitness, I do personal fitness programs, bike riding and hiking. For skill, I have continued to make mats and sell for an extra source of income. I engage in activities that involve group community service at least once every month. I also do tutoring for school children.
Tell us the story behind your photo:
I have always loved to challenge myself. we were with a group of friends, doing team building activities, including hiking the Ngong hills. At one point, each of us was giving a narration of their favorite activity for the sections of the Award at that time. I said the personal exercise that I was doing for my physical recreation. I was then asked to show something new that I had learned to do. Honestly, I wasn't sure if I would manage with the exhaustion of the activities through the morning. However, I was willing to try. I wanted to do what I call an abnormal star jump. Instead of clapping my hands together while jumping, I had to clap my hand on to my leg on the left and on the right. Hilarious and sounds like something for gymnasts, yeah? I have learnt to not disappoint especially when someone believes in me. I jumped up high with so much energy, but I jumped. I salute the photographer who captured me in the air because I don't think I would have managed such a height again before taking a good rest or re-energizing. Hiking is fun. Team building is more fun and realizing that I can do more than i think is the most interesting. The limit is beyond my thoughts.
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