A Kenyan Teacher Lands Global Royal Award For Doing.
Esther Mureke who is a Kenya teacher lands Global Royal Award for doing or volunteering to do the following as part of her teaching career.
Esther has been teaching inmates German at king’ong’o maximum prison in Nyeri voluntarily and has been encouraging the youths to be volunteers in community services.
She is a teacher currently teaching English and German at Nyeri High school. She is a Kenyan. She has been recognized for the royal international award of the year.
She is among a group of one hundred people globally who were chosen by The Duke of Edinburgh Award for their exceptional support to the youths.
She initiated a mentorship program in 2010 June between her students of Nyeri High School and Mathari primary school pupils. In this program, Nyeri High students went to teach Mathari pupils every Friday at four.
The programme had a positive impact on the performance of the Mathari pupils as one pupil from the school managed to join Nyeri High after passing his KCPE exams in 2012. It was something that had never happened before.
In 2011 June She also established volunteer service at king’ong’o maximum prison. Nyeri High School students together with her visit the prison and do voluntary teaching of the German language to the inmates.
The voluntary services have made the Nyeri High School the only school in Kenya to visit maximum prison with the express permission from the commissioner of prison to do voluntary services.
International Award by Duke of Edinburgh’s is a worldwide education framework non-formal that challenges the youths to develop new skills, get involved physically, work as a team and volunteer in community services. The award was founded by The Duke of Edinburgh in 1956.
Nellie Munala the chief executive officer for the President’s Award Kenya commended Esther Mureke for her outstanding performance in demonstrating self-determination in serving her community by volunteering.