ACIP WORKSHOP 2019

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Do you want your child to become a responsible and successful adult? The future of your child is in your capable hands NOW “

The African character Initiation Program (ACIP) in Partnership with Global Group of Hospitals (GloGoh) invites you to the 2019 ACIP Initiation Workshop

Who? 11-15 years boys and girls

Where: Kipkeino Primary School. Eldoret.

When: 11-23 November 2019 (Boys) (Reporting by 4pm on 10th Nov for boys who need circumcision)
17th – 23rd November 2019 (Reporting at 2pm on 16th Nov 2019 for girls and boys who don’t need
circumcision)
17th November 2019 at 2-5pm (All Parents workshops (two parents/guardians per child)

What Core values:

  • Love – for self, for other human persons and for all creation
  • Respect – Respect for creation which translates into care and compassion for self, for
    other humans
  • (regardless of age, colour, tribe, language, sex, religion), and for all environment in spite of differences

  • Honesty – Integrity seeking to think, say and do the right thing at all times
  • Hard work –positive attitudes and practices to the human call to co-create
  • Self- Discipline – is about creating and sustaining health attitudes and practices that
    move individuals to achieve their dreams
  • Responsibility– appreciating that for every right there is a corresponding duty and making
    all efforts to fulfil one’s duties at all times
  • Spirituality – appreciating the interconnectedness of all creation and seeking healthy
    relationships with all – with the self, with other humans and with all creation

The Aim of the Workshop is to facilitate adolescents transition from childhood to adulthood; from boys to men and from girls to women by:

  • Offering medical circumcision for boys
  • Facilitating learning of attitudes, knowledge and life skills and character values for holistic
    health
  • Conducting a parents’ workshop on positive parenting
  • Form a strong mentorship network for continued support of alumni

Program of Activities for November 2019
Every year, we bring together boys and girls for an initiation process involving the following activities over a period of 7 days (for girls) and 14 days (for initiate boys).

  • Sun, Nov 10: Arrival and registration of boys’ participants by 5.00pm. Evening: Worship, Commitment to
    God and pre-circumcision counselling
  • Mon, Nov. 11: Morning: Doctors perform operation Afternoon: Monitoring and Assessment
  • Mon- Frid., Nov.11- 16th: Boys’ healing process accompanied by role modelling and Doctors’ visits. Enter-
    education and passive indoor games go on throughout the period. Other activities include:
  • 17th Nov. 2019: Parents Workshop and arrival of other boys and girls
  • Nov.18-22nd 2019: Intensive Workshops
  • Testimonies from different youths e.g. one recovering from alcohol abuse, one who has gone through ACIP
  • Sat. Nov. 23: Graduation,
  • 10.00am: All guests and graduands seated
  • 10-11pm: Entertainments
  • 11-12pm: Interdenominational Service
  • 12-1pm: Address by Guest of Honour and other Speakers
  • 1-2pm: Commissioning and Blessing of Graduates.
  • Highlight of the day: Individual Graduates promise to parents/guardians
  • 2pm: Communal sharing of a meal
  • 4pm: Honourable Guests, parents, and graduates leave at their own leisure.

Every ACIP Jewel gets an ACIP Jewel, a Promise and a Certificate of Commitment

Cost: Shs.12,000.00 for girls and Shs. 28,000.00 for boys
Parent’s workshop: Shs. 500 per parent for tea & stationery

Contact:
The Coordinator,
African Character Initiation Program ELDORET
Email: acip.kenya@gmail.com

Or: ……(GLOGOH

For faster communication call any of the following:
Emily: 0733-991 621 E-mail: baraka_e@yahoo.com
Pam: 0722-234 064 E-mail: pamabuya@yahoo.co.uk

GloGoh contact(s) here

Written by: Kesch

ACIPKenya

ACIP Motto: Choose Life (Deuteronomy 30: 15)

To empower young people with life skills they need to make the transition from childhood to adulthood without falling victims to challenges such as HIV infection, drug abuse and lack of self-esteem.

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