Pwani Oil Products in partnership with Shujaaz and the Kenya Primary School Headteachers Association (KEPSHA) have launched the 3-month mentorship program for its 2020 National Essay Writing Champions. The program follows an essay writing competition of a month successfully organized in July 2021, dubbed colors in life.”
The competition aimed to hone the creative writing and thinking skills of primary school students. More than 11,300 public primary schools participated in the competition which targeted students in grades 6 and 7. After a successful review of 23,000 submitted essays, Mwongeli Mulwa of ACK Mtito Andei School in Makueni County, Denise Nguhi of l Machakos Primary School, Mitchele Rono from Chepketeret Primary School in Elgeyo-Marakwet County, Melvin Koech from Moi Tambach Primary School and Emmanuel Okinyi from Milimani Primary School in Migori County emerged among the Top 5 national winners.
The 5 winners will be coached on how to identify a great story from the environment around them, develop a great story setting, character and plot. They will also learn how to enhance their plot with elements that make a great story and how to illustrate their story with great drawings.
In his remarks at the announcement, Pwani Oil’s Chief Commercial Officer, Rajul Malde, said, “The mentorship program will provide essential guidance to these students while preparing them for future career success. As Pwani Oil, we are thrilled to have created a platform for students to explore their talents and imagine the limitless possibilities of life, regardless of their age, background or current life circumstances. »
Bridget Deacon, Managing Director of Shujaaz Inc, said, “At Shujaaz Inc, we know that stories change lives – it’s at the heart of what Shujaaz is. We are therefore delighted to have the opportunity to support and mentor five of Kenya’s most promising young storytellers through this programme. We look forward to sharing the latest stories produced by these five young writers.