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Recruitment for 2019-2020 is happening now!

 

Good news! We are now recruiting for the following positions:

  • Deputy Director

  • Fundraising Officer (Grants)

  • Fundraising Officer (Creative/Events)

  • Deputy Publicity Officer

  • Mentorship Scheme Deputy Director

  • Menstrual Health Project Deputy Director

We are holding two information sessions on the organization and on these different roles, as well as on how to apply for them. Join us at Mansfield College, Seminar Room East on either Wednesday 16th or Monday 21st October at 7:30pm!

More information is available on our Facebook Page.

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We are excited to launch our new fundraising challenge: Cycling to Nairobi!

 

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Mentorship Scheme Pilot begins at Uhuru Kenyatta Secondary School

 
 
We are very excited to launch our fundraising challenge to raise money for the Oxford-Nairobi mentorship scheme - Cycle to Nairobi! Between the committee we will be cycling or walking the distance from Oxford to Nairobi in 5 weeks! We start on 18th February and by 31st March we will have travelled 4,284.40 miles collectively with each committee member cycling, running or hiking part of the distance. Bridging the distance between Oxford and Nairobi we are celebrating and raising money for the launch of our first collaborative pilot project!  Our new mentorship scheme is a joint project by Kite Oxford and Kite Nairobi which was launched in January. It aims to reduce the rate of dropouts in high schools, develop pupils’ entrepreneurial skills, and bring awareness of vocational training opportunities to students from disadvantaged backgrounds in Kenya. The scheme will utilise university student mentors who have been trained to act as enthusiastic and able role models for high school age mentees and who will provide them with effective careers and skills development support in one-on-one sessions, group activity sessions as well as special activities. You can find out more about our mentorship scheme on our project page.   Please donate here:  https://www.goldengiving.com/fundraising-team/cycletonairobi

We are very excited to launch our fundraising challenge to raise money for the Oxford-Nairobi mentorship scheme - Cycle to Nairobi! Between the committee we will be cycling or walking the distance from Oxford to Nairobi in 5 weeks! We start on 18th February and by 31st March we will have travelled 4,284.40 miles collectively with each committee member cycling, running or hiking part of the distance. Bridging the distance between Oxford and Nairobi we are celebrating and raising money for the launch of our first collaborative pilot project!

Our new mentorship scheme is a joint project by Kite Oxford and Kite Nairobi which was launched in January. It aims to reduce the rate of dropouts in high schools, develop pupils’ entrepreneurial skills, and bring awareness of vocational training opportunities to students from disadvantaged backgrounds in Kenya. The scheme will utilise university student mentors who have been trained to act as enthusiastic and able role models for high school age mentees and who will provide them with effective careers and skills development support in one-on-one sessions, group activity sessions as well as special activities. You can find out more about our mentorship scheme on our project page.

Please donate here: https://www.goldengiving.com/fundraising-team/cycletonairobi

 
The 2nd of February marked the beginning of the Mentorship Scheme Pilot, with 25 mentors travelling to Uhuru Kenyatta Secondary School for the initial ‘Mentee Matching Session’.  The session involved a series of ‘icebreaker’ activities designed to help both mentees and mentors get to know each other better. These culminated with an investigation task, whereby mentees were given a list of questions and facts to find out from the mentors. The activity was designed to encourage mentees to talk to as many mentors as possible, getting to know their interests better, and giving them an idea of how they’d feel working with them. Following this activity, mentees and mentors paired up, with mentees selecting mentors they were interested in working with.  Mentoring sessions will be occurring weekly from now on.

The 2nd of February marked the beginning of the Mentorship Scheme Pilot, with 25 mentors travelling to Uhuru Kenyatta Secondary School for the initial ‘Mentee Matching Session’.

The session involved a series of ‘icebreaker’ activities designed to help both mentees and mentors get to know each other better. These culminated with an investigation task, whereby mentees were given a list of questions and facts to find out from the mentors. The activity was designed to encourage mentees to talk to as many mentors as possible, getting to know their interests better, and giving them an idea of how they’d feel working with them. Following this activity, mentees and mentors paired up, with mentees selecting mentors they were interested in working with.

Mentoring sessions will be occurring weekly from now on.

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Pioneering group of mentors trained for the start of the Mentorship Scheme Pilot!

 
A joint team of Kite Nairobi and Oxford committee members (with the much appreciated support of CoWA staff members) had the pleasure of training 48 mentors over 4 days in December. The mentors will be at the forefront of delivering the KIte Mentorship Scheme over the coming year.  Training comprised five sessions, covering; ‘The of role of a mentor - what it is and what it isn’t’, ‘Skills for Mentoring’, ‘Approaching difficult issues mentees may face’, ‘Developing entrepreneurial skills and vocational pathways awareness’ and safeguarding.  Mentors were recruited from universities around Nairobi and went through interviews following an interview process. With their recent experience of school and a relatively small age gap between them and the high school aged mentees, we believe the mentors will be relatable role models, able to emphasise with the mentees in the challenges they face. With the enthusiasm and commitment demonstrated at the training, we are confident we have recruited high calibre mentors who will contribute greatly to the scheme’s success!  (Special thanks must also go to Patricia’s Aunt, who’s excellent catering was a real highlight of the training!)

A joint team of Kite Nairobi and Oxford committee members (with the much appreciated support of CoWA staff members) had the pleasure of training 48 mentors over 4 days in December. The mentors will be at the forefront of delivering the KIte Mentorship Scheme over the coming year.

Training comprised five sessions, covering; ‘The of role of a mentor - what it is and what it isn’t’, ‘Skills for Mentoring’, ‘Approaching difficult issues mentees may face’, ‘Developing entrepreneurial skills and vocational pathways awareness’ and safeguarding.

Mentors were recruited from universities around Nairobi and went through interviews following an interview process. With their recent experience of school and a relatively small age gap between them and the high school aged mentees, we believe the mentors will be relatable role models, able to emphasise with the mentees in the challenges they face. With the enthusiasm and commitment demonstrated at the training, we are confident we have recruited high calibre mentors who will contribute greatly to the scheme’s success!

(Special thanks must also go to Patricia’s Aunt, who’s excellent catering was a real highlight of the training!)

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We have a new Kite Oxford 2018/19 committee!

 
We are excited to introduce our new 2018 committee for Kite Oxford! This year, we have increased in numbers and grown from 8 to 14 members. An exciting year lies ahead: In addition to our project ‘Giving Jiggers the Boot’, we will start piloting our student mentorship scheme in January! We are especially looking forward to continuing our close work with our partner committee in Nairobi on our current and new projects and will visit them in the upcoming months.

We are excited to introduce our new 2018 committee for Kite Oxford! This year, we have increased in numbers and grown from 8 to 14 members. An exciting year lies ahead: In addition to our project ‘Giving Jiggers the Boot’, we will start piloting our student mentorship scheme in January! We are especially looking forward to continuing our close work with our partner committee in Nairobi on our current and new projects and will visit them in the upcoming months.