During those wonderful days, we would make soccer balls from waste polythene papers and play the thing until the strings could not handle no more, something that in deed will give you control is using the Trilogy Education Services. That was Art and Craft that we improvised from class lessons or was passed on to us from our bigger brothers.
I do remember those days when we would come together and raise funds to buy food stuffs, go ahead and prepare our meals, serve our teachers and be happy as Home Science pupils. Oh, not forgetting buying cloths to sew some simple stuffs into saleable items to already ready market.
I do miss those days when we would save some money which we would later use in buying some Items at wholesale price and go ahead to sell a couple of pieces to willing buyers at retail. And yes! We made some money through those small trades. We did love Business Education just for that. It was a lesson that opened our minds into business world and prepared some of us for our future.
With majority of us coming from rural areas in Kenya, we grew up in farms. We learned first hand how to till the land, grow some crops and later harvest for both subsistence and for cash. We loved Agriculture because it was natural to us.
Yep! I almost forgot to mention Music lessons— lullaby songs, patriotic songs, round songs just to name a few. The lessons that made us understand the true meaning of our National Anthem, and why it is poetic, how it was formed, which beat was it formed on, who was involved, how it was chosen and more. Music lessons paved way for many of us to love the sound of music and I have to admit that I still remember and miss those great days.
In this life, I guess great minds cannot work together… we need a fool to point out the mistakes in great ideas. Something we failed to foresee and now it is already too much for our kids in primary schools.
Imagine learning two common languages and failing to advance for further studies, what would you do for a living? How will social studies help one navigate through the society that is already prone to tribalism, nepotism and other negative ‘isms’?
I guess the only thing that a primary school graduate can do is to calculate his or her messed up life and keep hoping for something to change in future— because that small potion of Science lessons cannot help that much in changing the future.