Over the years, EDUMED has held annual luncheons which have played the role of informal fora allowing the students and partners to mingle and chat. The main drawback to these sessions, however, was limitation in time. Thus was born the idea of organising a retreat which would allow us ample time to share with, guide and counsel the students on various issues. The first students' retreat was in August 2009.
Most of our beneficiaries come from very challenging backgrounds and over the years we have found student retreats and luncheons very vital to forging a sense of community within the EDUMED fraternity.
The retreat besides giving the students an opportunity to take a brief break from their rigorous academic schedules is meant to impact their lives positively by encouraging them to stand out and be the light of their respective families and schools. In the retreat program are various sessions on life skills, career choices, community service, coping mechanisms as well as general and specific guidance and counseling.
Annual Students Retreat 2012
This year's students retreat took place on Friday 24th August 2012 to 26th August 2012 at St. George’s Girls Secondary School-Nairobi.
During this year's event, we hosted our first Edumed Alumni day and it was quite a joy for us and for our past beneficiaries to re-unite again.
Annual Students Retreat 2011
The 3rd students’ retreat took place from 19th August to 21st August 2011 at St. George’s Girls School in Nairobi
Annual Students Retreat 2010
Above -Board of Trustees members, Solomon and Charles, and Rev. Edward Buri-of St. Andrews PCEA pose for a photo after the commissioning service. (2010 Retreat)
Above: Poet Caroline Nderitu demonstrates a point on self confidence as Trustee, George Macgoye, looks on and prayer session for 2010 Form IV candidates
Above: Dr. Hudson Alumera from the University of Nairobi's Dental School gives students toothbrushes after a session on dental health and A session in progress