- Shiokwei Barsulai is a teacher at Kamariny Primary School and doubles up as a child rights activist based in Elgeyo Marakwet
- The tutor runs Don't Touch a program that sensitises and does awareness on why a child has a right to know their private parts and no one has a right to touch them
- A teacher was almost moved to tears after her lower primary school kids surprised her when they hosted a mock birthday party
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A teacher was overjoyed after her pupils were blindfolded and led to their class where they surprised her by offering a cake made from mud.
Shiokwei Barsulai, a teacher at Kamariny Primary School in Elgeyo Marakwet was also gifted.
The teacher and children rights activist was overjoyed as her students presented to her sugarcane, charcoal and traditional vegetables as gifts for her big day.
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In a video, she posted on her Facebook page, Shiokwei captioned it in part:
"Wewe birthday yako umewahi letewa miwa makaa chepkarta and sweets? (On your birthday have you ever been gifted sugarcane, charcoal, traditional vegetables and candy?) I'm humbled."
Speaking to YEN.com.gh, Shiokwei lauded her pupils saying they practically employed the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) which is the new system of education in Kenya.
"CBC emphasizes the use of locally available materials. This is their own creation of CBC bakers."
Don't Touch sensitisation program
The teacher who doubles up as a child rights activist noted that she runs a sensitisation program that deals with children's protection.
"Through this program been able to interact with more than 10000 boys and girls and being a teacher and a mother and having seen cases of children being defiled or molested I felt I need to be that teacher who is safe haven for them."
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"I dance and play with the children during breaktime carrying them on my back, hugging them every morning and before they leave for home this has built a rapport with them and they have developed trust having to remind them that am a teacher but their mum too."
She emphasised that her approach is that of a mother teacher relationship, having chosen to fit in their shoes and provide comfort for them.
On Tuesday, November 16, 2021, YEN.com.gh reported classmates from Etobicoke School of Arts in Canada all donated money and ordered new shoes for their teacher.
The man was speechless and happy when he unveiled the gift. He then stood up and hugged them.
Aidan Thomson, a student who spoke to the media, said that the teacher had been a good friend to them as he continually sought after their welfare and success.
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