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Thirty students participate in Rites Of Passage Experiences (ROPES) training
Thirty ROPES eight grade students attended a four days which kicked off on April 27th, 2015 at CCP’s Community Centre, Kawangware. The training which forms part of the yearlong curriculum seeks to implore every teenager attain their potential spiritually, physically, socially, emotionally to become thriving and responsible adults as they transition in High School and in the society. The candidates covered four topics every afternoon: Introduction to ROPES, Journey through Life, Marks of Childhood, Marks of Adulthood, Creation and Fall of Man. Each day’s program begun with praise and worship, Bible reading, topic of the day, quote of the day and assignments based on the topics learnt. The “Journey through Life’ focused on the different stages in life and the assurance that God has given us wisdom to go through each stage, (Luke 2:52). Marks of Childhood topic referenced 1st Corinthians 13:11 … “when I became a man I put the ways of childhood behind me” by helping students identify, put away the characteristics of a child and embrace responsibilities as young adults. On the other hand, ‘Marks of adulthood’ centered on characteristics of responsible Adulthood and the admirable attributes the teenagers should embrace. The ‘Fall of Man and Creation Story’ focused on God’s plan and the purpose for creating us despite the fall of Adam and Eve derived from Romans 6:23. ROPES is a program that runs every year comprising of 25 classes for eighth grade teenage students who are transitioning from childhood to adulthood. The classes culminate with a one week experiential camp to help the teenagers to let go of the past, undergo a transitional stretching experience, embrace the future and become thriving adults while in high School. The ROPES program also works together with the teenager’s parents at least six times a year by helping them understand their teenagers and improve relationships. Through interactive sessions and use of various guest speakers, parents are educated on the challenges that young adults face in their teenage years and roles they should play in is supporting them during the transition period.
Praise and worship
Devotion
Rose Muganda teaching the class
Bible study
Managing Director, Emphasizing a point
Damaris teaching on Fall of Man
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