Draft ACIP Comparative Case Study Report

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ACIP RESEARCH REPORT
A research report about how ACIP alumni have retained their values and beliefs they taught during their time at the workshops and initiation group.

Ishmael Nyunya, Brian Oburu and Evans Nyongesa
12/17/2016

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION 3
INTRODUCTION 3
BACKGROUND OF THE PROBLEM 3
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM 3
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY 3
RESEARCH QUESTIONS 3
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY 4
DEFINITION OF TERMS 4
ASSUMPTIONS, LIMITATIONS, AND DELIMITATIONS 4
CHAPTER 2: REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE 5
INTRODUCTION 5
SEARCH DESCRIPTION 5
CONCEPTUAL OR THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK 5
REVIEW OF RESEARCH (ORGANIZED BY VARIABLE OR THEMES) 5
CHAPTER 3: METHODOLOGY (QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE) 6
RESEARCH DESIGN 6
RESEARCH QUESTIONS AND HYPOTHESES 6
POPULATION AND SAMPLE 6
INSTRUMENTATION 6
DATA COLLECTION METHODS 6
DATA ANALYSIS METHODS 7
CHAPTER 4: RESEARCH FINDINGS 8
INTRODUCTION 8
FINDINGS (ORGANIZED BY RESEARCH QUESTIONS OR HYPOTHESES) 8
1) PVQ findings for Male ACIP alumni 8
2) PVQ findings for female ACIP alumni 9
3) PVQ FINDINGS FOR THE CONTROL GROUP 9
4) DESIGNED ASSESMENT QUESTIONAIRRE FINDINGS QUESTION 1 10
5) DESGINED ASSESMENT QUESTIONAIRRE FINDINGS QUESTION 3 10
VISUALISATION FOR QUESTION 2 AND 4 10
3) PVQ findings for the control group as a whole 11
CHAPTER 5: CONCLUSIONS, DISCUSSION, AND SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH 12
CONCLUSIONS (ORGANIZED BY RESEARCH QUESTIONS OR HYPOTHESES) 12
DISCUSSION 12
SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH 12

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
ACIP objectives are to promote self empowerment of young people with life skills they need to make a transition from childhood and adulthood without falling victims to challenges such as HIV infection, drug abuse and lack of self esteem. A study was carried out to assess the progress of alumni in contrast to the non alumni using a standardized American test called PVQ(Portrait Value Questionnaires) and a in-depth alumni designed assessment test.

BACKGROUND OF THE PROBLEM
The inception of ACIP there has never been a study to track and trace alumni and figure out if they have retained the values and resources that were imparted at the program. This necessitated a follow up study to figure out if the program is working or not in building morals within participants to help them deal with life challenges. According to ACIP mission statement it was imperative to figure out if ACIP has molded self empowered young people and armed them with life skills they need to make a transition from childhood to adulthood without falling victim to challenges such as sexually transmitted diseases, drug abuse and lack of self esteem.
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
It is difficult to assess whether alumni are fairing on well based on a loose alumni network. Given that their existed no track and trace program or study to follow up alumni and how they have been exercising the values taught at ACIP, it was important to figure out how to assess their readiness to deal with life challenges and if ACIP added value to their decision making process. It was clear and necessary to assess the effectiveness of ACIP in transitioning young people into adult living using modern quasi-personality assessment techniques.
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
To see whether the program worked and influenced the initiates to be better at handling the challenges of adult life using the ACIP core values taught at the program. The study is supposed to judge the effectiveness of ACIP activities like male circumcision, alternative female initiation, edutainment, adolescent workshops and training in practical life skills in imparting the values necessary for successful adult living.
RESEARCH QUESTIONS
There were two questionnaires. The Portrait Values Questionnaire (PVQ) and the designed assessment questionnaire that was uniquely developed for alumni around the ACIP core values. The PVQ had 21 questions and the designed assessment questionnaire had 4 questions. The PVQ is an international quasi standard test used to measure the values of people by allowing them to analyze themselves and similarities between the self and values that are held in the society at large.
The design assessment questionnaire was both qualitative and quantitative. The respondents were asking to give ratings in a linear scale of 1 to 5 as compared to 1 to 6 for the PVQ.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
To figure out whether figure out whether ACIP should continue offering their activities in molding young people’s values and shaping their belief system it was necessary to carry out a longitudinal study. It is necessary to note that value education programs offer long term standard that help a person determine how they should approach a situation or person. This makes it an important component of determining how future culture interacts and acts. Providing an education on values at a young age can ensure that they are guided by those principles throughout life.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
PVQ – Portrait Values Questionnaire
ACIP- African Character Initiation Program
Mentorship – Relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person
Excursion – A short journey especially one engaged in as a leisure activity
Initiate – A person who has been initiated in an organization or activity
Alumni – Graduates or former students of a particular school.
ASSUMPTIONS, LIMITATIONS, AND DELIMITATIONS
The PVQ assumed the respondents held American beliefs and values. This rendered some of the questions difficult to answer because the respondents either did not understand the question or may have thought the question was not well phrased. The questions were question 10 and 13 and they had little or no responses because of the aforementioned problems.

CHAPTER 2: REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION

SEARCH DESCRIPTION

CONCEPTUAL OR THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK

REVIEW OF RESEARCH (ORGANIZED BY VARIABLE OR THEMES)

CHAPTER 3: METHODOLOGY (QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE)

RESEARCH DESIGN
The research was a comparative study done with two control groups to complement the ACIP alumni in the study. It had one quasi-standardized questionnaire called the PVQ that had 21 questions that was administered longitudinally (across all alumni from the year 2004 to the present). The PVQ had a linear rating scale for the questions where 1 was very similar to me and 6 not similar to me at all for the values assessed.
The second questionnaire was for only alumni were designed around ACIP values as mentioned in the introduction. It had 4 questions. Question 1 was designed to have a linear rating scale of 1(not all important] and 5(extremely important). It also had subsections from a to i measuring different values and life skills imparted by ACIP. Respondents also had to fill in question 3 in similar manner and it also subsections for a to g. Question 1 was used to assess various issues that respondents were trained about and how it was important to them. In addition, question 3 was used to test how respondents got self esteem and confidence from the various activities held at ACIP program. Questions 2 and 4 were qualitative and the respondents were asked to list the experiences in ACIP and it help them make better decisions in slippery or difficult situations.
RESEARCH QUESTIONS AND HYPOTHESES
The research questions were in English and delivered in various methods. Most of the respondents were asked via phone and email to fill in the surveys.
The hypothesis was that the initiates retained the moral values they picked up while in ACIP and it thusly influenced their self esteem and self-confidence when dealing with the challenges of adult living as mentioned in the introduction. There was an implied null hypothesis that those from ACIP did not retain or learn values that are important in avoiding HIV, drug abuse, abortion and early pregnancies and thusly not learning anything from the program. In addition, there research questions were meant to show whether or not there is difference in values between ACIP and non ACIP initiates,
POPULATION AND SAMPLE
The population was composed of 267 ACIP alumni and for each there were two controls (Non ACIP) forming 540 of non ACI. For the designed assessment questionnaire qualitative answers from a sample 0f 120 was picked to asses they way questions 3 and 4 were answered and to get a general trend in decision making skills by asking respondents to mention their past experiences in ACIP in relation to their current living skills.
INSTRUMENTATION
The method of assessment was via questionnaires and interviews by other ACIP alumni. Error sampling was used to filter the results to get a better view of the population from the sample.

DATA COLLECTION METHODS
The data was collected using word documents shared via email, phone calls and Google forms for the second entry. The methods of data entry were double entry to reduce on errors.
DATA ANALYSIS METHODS
The data collected was analyzed using measures of central tendency in particularly the mean, the median and mode showed in a Google form bar graph. Other simulation tools like line graph, pie chart and histograms were used to better highlight the general trend how the respondents answered the questions.

CHAPTER 4: RESEARCH FINDINGS
INTRODUCTION
The findings are shown in tables and visualizations attached below them to support the findings. The data in tables are in percentages.
APPENDIX III had four questions.
Question 1 gave the respondents a list of issues that they were trained on at ACIP. For each one of them they were to indicate on a scale of 1 (not at all important) to 5 (extremely important ) the extent to which it is important to them when they have to make decisions around this issues.

Question 2 asked them to describe a memorable situation when ACIP training any of the issues helped them make a decision.

Question 3 they were given a list of seven aspects of ACIP that may have influenced them to have confidence and self esteem. For each of them they were told to indicate on a scale of 1 (not at all important) to 5 (extremely important) the extent to which it was important to them.

Question 4 asked them to describe the most memorable experience that they had in ACIP that continue to influence their decision making.
APPENDIX II (b) and (a)
The respondents were given a list of descriptions and they were to think about how much each person is similar or not similar to them

FINDINGS (ORGANIZED BY RESEARCH QUESTIONS OR HYPOTHESES)
1) PVQ FINDINGS FOR MALE ACIP ALUMNI
Values 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Creativity and originality 82.6 7.6 5.4 2.2 0 6
2 Hard work 18.7 29.7 19.8 16.5 11 4.4
3 Equity and justice 80.2 11 2.2 2.2 4.4 0
4 Talent and validation 29.2 34.8 11.2 9 6.7 9
5 Situational awareness and environmental awareness 7.3 14.3 5.5 3.2 1.1 1.1
6 Spontaneity 61.1 18.9 7.8 7.8 4.4 0
7 Obedience and honesty 29.7 20.9 13.2 23.1 8.8 4.4
8 Conflict management 62.2 22.2 8.9 2.2 3.3 1.1
9 Contentment 28.4 15.9 25 17 6.8 6.8
10 Self indulgence 23.6 10.1 19.1 9 21.3 16.9
11 Decision Making and independence 42.7 27 19.1 2.2 6.7 2.2
12 Empathy 62.6 22 7.7 3.3 2.2 2.2
13 Pride and success 30 24.7 18.5 8.6 11.1 6.2
14 Peace loving 69.2 17.6 3.3 2.2 5.5 2.2
15 Risk taking 53.4 17 6.8 9.1 10.2 3.4
16 Obedience 25.8 24.7 23.6 10.1 10.1 5.6
17 Leadership 22.6 16.7 19 16.7 15.5 9.5
18 Loyalty 49.4 16.14 16.1 9.2 8 1.1
19 Environment 71.6 11.4 8 4.5 2.3 2.3
20 Religion and spirituality 55.7 22.7 12.5 4.5 2.3 2.3
21 Leisure time 15.7 16.9 19.1 15.14 15.7 16.9

2) PVQ FINDINGS FOR FEMALE ACIP ALUMNI
Values 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Creativity and originality 61.9 25.4 9.5 0 1.6 1.6
2 Hard work 17.5 49.2 14.3 7.9 7.9 3.2
3 Equity and justice 79 11.3 4.8 4.8 0 0
4 Talent and validation 38.24 38.7 12.9 6.5 1.6 1.6
5 Situational awareness and environmental awareness 76.2 17.5 4.8 1.6 0 0
6 Spontaneity 42 34.4 14.8 4.9 3.3 0
7 Obedience and honesty 33.9 16.1 4.8 19.4 24.2 1.6
8 Conflict management 61.9 19 7.9 1.6 6.3 3.2
9 Contentment 31.1 11.5 19.7 26.2 8.2 3.3
10 Self indulgence 18.3 8.3 11.7 6.7 21.7 33.3
11 Decision Making and independence 25.4 23.8 36.5 12.7 0 1.6
12 Empathy 74.2 14.5 4.8 4.8 1.6 0
13 Pride and success 36.4 27.3 9.1 18.2 3 6.1
14 Peace loving 54.1 32.8 8.2 3.3 1.6 0
15 Risk taking 27.9 19.7 14.8 4.9 24.6 8.2
16 Obedience 2.3 9.8 16.4 26.2 21.3 3.3
17 Leadership 20.7 10.3 17.2 15.5 20.7 15.5
18 Loyalty 31 15.5 27.6 13.8 12.1 0
19 Environment 77 8.2 4.9 6.6 3.3 0
20 Religion and spirituality 41 33.3 20 1.7 3.3 0
21 Leisure time 36.1 23 19.7 8.2 9.8 3.3

PVQ alumni bar graph

3) PVQ FINDINGS FOR THE CONTROL GROUP
Values 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Creativity and originality 44 20.2 29.2 3.6 1.8 1.1
2 Hard work 15.6 36.9 25.9 15.2 5 1.4
3 Equity and justice 44.6 17.3 21.9 12.9 3.2 0
4 Talent and validation 21.1 30 19.3 21.1 6.1 2.5
5 Situational awareness and environmental awareness 40 25 19.3 11.4 3.6 0.7
6 Spontaneity 37 22.8 18.5 13.2 7.1 1.4
7 Obedience and honesty 21.1 23.6 27.1 18.6 7.9 1.8
8 Conflict management 32.4 21.6 23 16.2 5.8 1.1
9 Contentment 24.6 22.1 24.6 15.9 9.8 2.9
10 Self indulgence 13.3 17.1 19.4 24 15.2 11
11 Decision Making and independence 27.6 26.2 30.8 11.5 3.6 0.4
12 Empathy 31.6 25.8 20.4 16 5.8 0.4
13 Pride and success 26.52 26.7 22.1 13.8 7.7 3.1
14 Peace loving 40.9 28.5 16 7.8 4.6 2.1
15 Risk taking 22.9 24 21.8 20 8.4 2.9
16 Obedience 22.9 24 21.8 20 8.4 2.9
17 Leadership 20.7 22.5 23.6 15.6 12.4 5.1
18 Loyalty 24.7 26.6 24 15.1 0 0
19 Environment 45.1 21.3 18.1 11.2 3.6 0.7
20 Religion and spirituality 23.9 29 26.1 14.5 6.2 0.4
21 Leisure time 27.1 23.64 23.1 10.8 7.2 8.7

4) DESIGNED ASSESMENT QUESTIONAIRRE FINDINGS QUESTION 1

LEGEND 1 2 3 4 5
a 0.9 0.9 5.1 3.4 89.7
b 1.7 1.7 6 17.9 72.6
c 5.2 2.6 4.3 5.2 82.8
d 10.3 17.9 14.5 25.6 31.6
e 15.4 18.8 11.1 20.5 34.2
f 4.3 7.7 6.8 16.2 65
g 5.1 5.1 12.8 26.5 50.4
h 4.3 5.2 7.8 19.8 62.9
i 3.4 0.9 9.5 20.7 65.5

5) DESGINED ASSESMENT QUESTIONAIRRE FINDINGS QUESTION 3
LEGEND 1 2 3 4 5
a 0 0 6 6.9 87.1
b 0.9 2.6 4.3 20 72.2
c 1.7 2.6 3.4 12.8 79.5
d 1.7 2.6 8.5 17.1 70.1
e 4.3 3.4 12 17.1 63.2
f 2.6 10.3 6.8 26.5 53.8
g 4.3 5.1 6 20.5 64.1

VISUALISATION FOR QUESTION 2 AND 4
QUESTION 2

QUESTION 4

CHAPTER 5: CONCLUSIONS, DISCUSSION, AND SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
CONCLUSIONS (ORGANIZED BY RESEARCH QUESTIONS OR HYPOTHESES)
The values of honesty, decision making and decisiveness saying (saying no and meaning it) were apparent in ACIP alumni. It was also noted that some people got inspired and got a spiritual awakening during the trips and motivational speaker’s session.

Some were invited to parties and refused to partake in drug taking and premarital sex. It can also be shown some refused to cheat in exams and put godliness and religious values first in their lives.
In the backdrop widespread moral decay in our country ACIP alumni seemed to fair on well in decision making skills too.
Given that behavior is learnt it was important for ACIP alumni to avoid peer pressure; It shows they consciously learnt the teachings and morals and values ACIP taught in the program. This concurs with the data showing that ACIP had brought up individuals with great morals proving humans are capable of mastering their character. In terms of character formation, ACIP alumni have proven they can be great motivators to non ACIP initiates.
In the comparative case study could see that ACIP alumni associate a lot with the values taught ACIP with great living given that transitioning to adulthood comes with challenges and opportunities. This shows that ACIP alumni are flexible in dealing with their challenges compared to non ACIP respondents. This is because most ACIP alumni can do the right thing at the right time and avoid moral decay. It means that most of the respondents have achieved to internalize the moral values that modeled their lives currently.
The respondents answered the questions as follows in percentages and measures of central tendency were applied to find the mean as the highest percentages. The full graph and data can be accessed via the google form responses.
1. 62.6% of male ACIP alumni and 61.9% of female ACIP alumni believe that ACIP mentorship, counseling and activities help the inculcate virtues of innovativeness and pro-activeness. However 44% of non ACIP alumni are believed they could have learned all of the mentioned values on their own way.
2.29.7% of male ACIP alumni and 17.5% female ACIP alumni believe they got to understand about being ambitious and pro-active in their future from the program. The alternative hypothesis shows that 36.9% of non ACIP alumni have arrived to the same conclusion in values from their environment and other mentors.
3. 80.2% of male ACIP alumni and 79% of female ACIP alumni values on equity and equality from the program and yet 44.6% of non ACIP alumni believe that they learnt the same values from their homes and the community at large.
4 34.8% of male ACIP alumni and 38.24% of female ACIP alumni believe they learnt virtues and values of accountability from ACIP. The alternative hypothesis if proven when 30% of the non ACIP individuals state they learnt the same values from their environment or other mentorship programs.
5. 73.6% of male ACIP alumni and 76.2% of female ACIP alumni believe that being secure is something they learnt from the program and not any other place. It is believed that the program prompted to be more conscious of their security and the whole aspect of situational awareness. On the other hand, 40% of the non ACIP alumni believe that the case is that they value the same principles of situational awareness do not apply or is not necessary.
They value security less.
6. 61.1% of male ACIP alumni and 42% of female ACIP alumni value being teachable and establishing the learning curve for new challenges. It shows that they believe in being innovative. A correlation can be shown between the ways the first question was answered. The control showed that 37% of them believe in this (being teachable) to be true and something to be valued in life.
7. In terms of respect to authority i.e. obedience, 29.7% of male ACIP alumni and 33.9% of female ACIP alumni interviewed believe that it is important to respect the rules and guidelines set out by the general consensus of the community. It can also be seen that 27.1% of the non ACIP alumni believe in this too.
8. When it comes to values of diplomacy and conflict resolution, it can be seen that 28.4% believe in diplomacy as an appropriate personality trait to have and exercise in day to day living. 31.2% of their peers believe to have the same values.
9. 23.6% of male ACIP alumni and 31.1% of female ACIP alumni have internalized the pleasure principle and apply it in their day to day living. They seem to be more content with their life. In contrast, 24.6% of non ACIP alumni’s seem to have internalized the same principle on their own or via other mentorship programs for young people.
10. 42.7% of male ACIP alumni and 74.2% of female ACIP alumni believe in themselves and their ability to bring their desires under control and yet 24% of the non ACIP believe so too.
11. 62.6% of male ACIP alumni and 25.4% of female ACIP alumni of ACIP alumni value their independence as compared to 30.8% of non ACIP alumni.
12. 30.9% of male ACIP alumni and 74.2% of female ACIP alumni believe they have empathy and consider it a valuable trait to have. It is important to also note that 31.6% of non ACIP alumni considered the same to hold true for them. It is important to note at this point there is general positivity amongst ACIP alumni in the sample population.
13. 69.2% of male ACIP alumni and 34.6% of female ACIP alumni believe it’s important to be patriotic to one’s own country and to be a law abiding citizen is an important character trait. 26.7% of non ACIP alumni believe so too.
14. According to the data analysis, it can be seen that 53.4% of male ACIP alumni and 36.9% of female ACIP alumni are very proactive, adventurous and self seeking in their endeavors in their day to day living. On the contrary, 40.9% of non ACIP believe that these values are important to them.
15. 53.4% of male ACIP alumni and 27.9% of female ACIP alumni believe that people pleasing is important to getting accepted in a community. 35.3% of their peers believe that is so too.
16. 25.8% of male ACIP alumni and 41% of female ACIP alumni see that leadership is an important and integral part of living with others. 22% of their counterparts believe so too.
17. 22.6% of male ACIP alumni and 61.9% of female ACIP alumni that loyalty is an important character trait to have. 20.7% of their peers believe this to be so too for them.
18. 49.4% of male ACIP alumni and 31.1% of female ACIP alumni believe that being aware of the nature of their environment to be important to their livelihood. 26.6% of their peers believe this to be an important part of their life.
19. 71.6% of male ACIP alumni and 41.9% of female ACIP alumni believe that spirituality and religion to be an underpinning thing to engage themselves in. In contrast, 45.1% of their peers consider this as point or topic to engage in.
20. 55.7% of male ACIP alumni and 36.1% of female ACIP alumni believe in and selfishness to be an important value to hold. 29% of their peers believe this to be true too.

Question 13 and 10 in the questionnaire appendix ii was generally unanswered, the analysis will be provided in the total report because the data skewed due to the nature of the error sampling

The following is the general trend of the data analysis for the ACIP alumni appendix III in terms of percentage and general trends.
QUESTION 2
a) Hygiene and Health.
The ACIP alumni mostly gave this a rating of 5 at 89.7%.
b) Leisure and time management
Most gave it a rating of 4 at 17.9%.
c) Avoiding drug abuse
Most gave a rating 5 at 82.%
d) Responding to peer-pressure
Most gave a rating of 5 at
e) Sexual relationships
All rated 5 at 34.2%.
f) Decision making skills3
Most gave a rating 5 at 65%.
g) Other Relationships with your friends
Most gave a rating of 5 at 50.4%
h)Living in the community
Most gave a rating of 5 at 62.9%
i) Managing conflict and peace building
Most gave a rating of 5 at 65.5%

QUESTION 3
The teachings offered: Most rated 5
The mentorship offered : Most rated 5
Worship and prayer sessions: : Most rated 5
Inspiration by various speakers: Most rated 5
Recreation and excursion activities: : Most rated 5
Reading materials provided: Most rated 5
Interactions with other initiates:: Most rated 5

DISCUSSION
Given that ACIP had invested time and resources to teach the alumni they responded showing that they can manage their environments well too. This can be correlated to the better lifestyles they indicated to make because of ACIP training in their formative years. It can be shown they also can establish healthy relationships and positive friendships with their peers.
According to the data the female alumni indicated they are happy to be able to avoid negative peer pressure and gain self confidence which they learnt via edutainment (skits and songs) activities that ACIP offers to initiates. The female alumni also indicated that they could learn from their peers whether they are winning or losing in life without being judgmental. This can be correlated from with they answered the questions in the PVQ on empathy.
Most females believe that being spiritual and putting religious teachings in their life they could make better lifestyles choices like caring for the environment and enjoying their leisure time in moderation. They also lauded the reading materials for inculcating in them a reading culture that most have believed to valuable to this day for them. Most of the female ACIP alumni were able to rebuff dangerous situations where being pressured to sex with drugs could lead to rape.
They alumni also cited the conflict resolution and management to come in handy. In fact, they said they had been able to step in situations that were getting out hand and help the conflicting parties to resolve their issues amicably. The people arguing were within their community and points of contention were at tribalism. They were able to see past tribe and show their peers how to live peacefully within their environment.
Most were glad to have motivational speakers they could learn from and also during the worship and prayer sessions they were able to learn about putting God first in their life in order to be successful at living within the community while taking care of God’s creations like the environment.
The male alumni cited that ACIP had greatly influenced their lives. They cited being able to make decisions assertively by applying what they were taught in ACIP i.e. the 3C (Challenge, Choice and Consequence) model of decision making. The male alumni also cited the ability to empathize came in handy in particular when they got exposed to individuals living with HIV. They are also unable to judge those that make poor decisions harshly. They are able to discern good friends and bad friends because of the motivational speakers from associate organizations who taught by example.
The male alumni also indicated that they did put god first in their lives because of the sermons and worship session. It can also be seen that some of alumni gained self confidence while participating in discussions and presenting their ideas while gaining a better self esteem because of being able to share with their peers.
Some of the alumni were able to change from bad relationships with friends that had drug issues or were pressuring to engage in premarital sex easily because they had learned it from the mentorship program in ACIP. It can also be shown most ACIP alumni abhor tribalism and its rhetoric because they are able to avoid such people if they persist in their behavior that is harmful to healthy community living.
Through mentorship some of the males have learned to better role models to their non ACIP alumni counterparts.
Most ACIP alumni cited that they were able to make great career choices because of the units taught on this particular subject. It also because of ACIP that most alumni have been able to stay the path or know when to make better lifestyle choices like exercising regularly to keep their body healthy, eating a balanced diet too and avoiding drug abuse.
Most ACIP alumni believed it was important to share their talents with the community and they were nostalgic for the talents sessions that that helped them appreciate their diversity and be inspired at the same time too.
During the excursions and other outdoor activities some of the ACIP alumni got a spiritual awakening and started seeing the correlation between God and the environment.
In conclusion, the awareness of the dangers of drug abuse, premarital sex and toxic friendships. It allows them to navigate through life because they listened to the awesome mentorship and training ACIP offered.

SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
Recommendations
1. More tracking and tracing studies should be done to get an accurate picture of how ACIP alumni are fairing on in comparison to their peers that did not attend the program.
2. A strong alumni network should exist to reinforce the values learnt through the support network.
3. ACIP alumni ought to invite non ACIP to the program to ensure they also benefit from the life skills taught at ACIP.
4. After care programs should exist to avoid the erosion of values.
5. They should be the use of modern technology like Google Google forms to fill out questionnaires.
6. Questions should have less obscures questions so that respondents don’t divorce themselves from their identity.
There should be partnerships between ACIP alumni and ACIP to create outreach programs

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