Kapoleseroi Secondary School is a mixed day and boarding school located in Kenya. It was started in 1978 and has more than 400 students.
One of the challenging situations at the school was poor performance compared to the former group. We shared a few tips that would help boost student performance: Create time for revision. Most successful students made the best use of their time, had knowledge to motivate themselves and to resist distractions, and had short- or long-term goals. They felt positive about their ability to learn. This is how we introduced NLBI lessons in a spiritual point of view.
Our lessons focused on these subjects:
1. Who we are to God as students.
2. Is God concerned about us?
3. What is our purpose in life?
4. Do we really matter to the world?
5. What do I do with my free time?
This seminar helped students learn how to cope with difficult emotions such as stress, sadness, worry, frustration and anxiety -- both those emotions related to study as well as those related to life struggles. We talked about how to cope with all kinds of emotions, what happens in our mind and behavior, what NOT to do (no avoiding, escaping, denying, or panicking), and how to get through.
NLBI lessons such as “Handling Anger” teaches students how to put in place practical stress management strategies themselves, how to lower their physiological stress levels and how to deal with difficult times calmly and effectively. Lesson one “Great Value” is aimed at motivating students to have hope in life.
“Why Did I Do That” is a powerful lesson on understanding our behavior. It helps students understand who they are and how to overcome peer pressure, evil thoughts and generally be able to put on the mind of Christ. After every lesson we encourage students to learn Bible verses, pray and work hard in their school work.
Four hundred students received certificates as NLBI instructors. Eighty percent said they wanted NLBI to increase time for the seminar and set up prayer partners. About 300 wanted to be baptized.
I am always thanking NLBI for the support and helping more students secure their lives in Jesus Christ. “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.” Ephesians 6:10
NewLife Behavior International Certified Trainer