Youth from Nandi County benefitted from a mentorship programme meant to impart good social and moral behaviour amongst them.
The mentorship programme organised by the Huduma Centre staff aimed at addressing issues affecting young people negatively including drug abuse, school dropout incidences and early marriages.
Chesumei Deputy County Commissioner, Diana Wekesa, reiterated the need for the youth to be vigilant and ensure they always keep in a secure environment to avoid cases such as rape and defilement.
“As teenagers you need to stay away from strangers or insecure places. You should avoid receiving gifts and free rides from unknown people,” Ms Wekesa said.
She cautioned the youth to use internet appropriately for education purposes and keep off from consuming immoral materials on the net.
Speaking at the same event, Kapsabet Huduma Centre, Manager Rachael Nchana, encouraged the youth to take their education seriously saying this will prevent them from getting introduced to immoral activities in the society.
“During your holidays, use your time very well to do your assignments and even help your parents to perform domestic chores as this will engage you to avoid idleness,” Nchana said.
The Huduma Centre Manager called upon youths to share problems they face in their lives with their confidants adding that by doing so, it will minimize suicide cases amongst young people.
Nchana also urged parents to invest in education adding this will benefit not only the youths but also the entire society.
Senior nurse from Kapsabet Referral Hospital, Matilda Cherogony, urged youths to take care of their health.
“As youths, you are the future leaders, therefore, your health should be a priority. Practice good hygiene, eat a balanced diet and avoid harmful drugs like bhang, alcohol, cigarettes,” Cherogony said.
The Huduma team later gifted the mentees with stationery items, soaps and sanitary towels for girls.
By Kipruto Brian