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Secrets to Success; What is the Secret Trigger?


Success

Is this the door to Success

What are the Secrets to Success? It is amazing how sometimes we casually take life on the merit of its Success. Life has adorned us with an immense opportunity and immeasurable attributes; to think, to make big strides, to fail, to grasp and so on and so forth.

‘Have you ever thought why some wealthy people are mean? Or haven’t you taken time to listen to their Success stories?

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On the contrary, why would one spend sleepless nights which are punctuated with tedious imaginary images of Success plans and constantly remain impoverished? Is this what we call a failed vision? I wouldn’t allow myself to bore you with a series of lectures on Success stories.

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I am neither an expert in this field, nor am I a motivational speaker, but we can traverse in the most simplest of ways cross examining ourselves.

It is instructive if we consider asking our selves the following questions; what is Success? Who is entitled to Success? When is one entitled to Success? How do we achieve this Success? I hope our discussion will somehow help to unravel this.

What is Success?

I believe Success is all about achieving your goals or plans. It is all about getting all that you wanted. Each one of us has a story, a story of Success or failure.

An Education System, once good but with flaws now


Education System

Education System

When the 8:4:4 Education System was first introduced in Kenya it seemed to work wonders. Primary students were able to cook food, mend and repair their own clothing. They were able to knit sweaters and make dresses including petticoat. Home science was my favorite subject, I couldn’t wait to attend the next class and practice what my teacher had taught me. Truly this was an amazing country.

The 8:4:4, Education System that was loved

The initial intention of the 8:4:4, Education System was to equip the student with practical knowledge that endeared them with parents. They were taught and assessed on the basic practical fundamentals that enabled them to live in a family unit. ‘I was taught how to cook a cake and ever since, I love doing the same. I can cook for myself without strain. I was practically taught how to wash different types of fabrics and how to dry them.’

The Education System enabled those who never proceeded with their education to be self employed and reliant. Parents never had major problems with their children.

 Constant changes in the 8:4:4, Education System perfects the art of memorizing to pass

The ideal situation for any Education System is to ensure that one learns to think and acquire knowledge that will be of beneficial use to him and others, now and in the future. The current Education System is stressful to the student since it only trains them to memorize subjects in order for them to pass and advance to the next level. It succeeds in putting pressure on the students.

Most students, who advance to Institutions of higher learning, find it very difficult to adjust to fit in the Education System of critical thinking. They are used to the system of memorizing and this increases the level of pressure. This means that pressure will continue mounting even at their work places. Could this be a possibility, why young people today find it difficult staying in one job for long?

Critical thinking is a very vital tool for any current and future engagements and endeavors. We can not have a qualified Medical doctor or Engineer who can not apply critical thinking in their work spaces. It would be disastrous if they’d apply only memory in areas that have conflicting or similar presentations and require diagnosis that involves critical thinking.

8:4:4, Education System has undergone several changes, sometimes removal of necessary or important subjects and heaping or overburdening students with subjects least useful in their future assignments.

Should we embrace an Education System that encourages talent development?

Most youngsters grow up to their mid twenties before they discover that they are talented in a particular field. It has been very challenging for Parents who push their children to acquire specific knowledge in order for them to be in certain preferential professions. These kids sometimes end up becoming rebellious and opt to choose another field of their interest even after completion of the initial course.

The 8-4-4 Education System has been with us since 1985, those who underwent through the system are now parents who are ill equipped to handle their children. Situations where a parent advocates for a particular area of specialization and a child another are very common resulting to un necessary conflicts.

Our Education System does not nature talents, talents that are viewed unfavorably are discouraged by parents, and the children have no place to turn to for redress if one finds himself in this kind of situation.

An Education System that would encourage students to identify particular areas of interest from early age would be important in child development. An Education System that includes and emphasizes on extra curricula activities is needful.

All concerned parties i.e. parents, the Education Ministry and other interested parties should urgently and seriously come together and draft an Education System that fulfills the dreams of Vision 2030, otherwise it will be an exercise in futility to have a vision and the ones expected to fulfill it do not know what to do. Most are frustrated from looking for the exclusive job opportunity and they are not equipped to start a business of their own. Seriously something should urgently be done on our Education System

 

An Education System, once good but with flaws now

When the 8:4:4 Education System was first introduced in Kenya it seemed to work wonders. Primary students were able to cook food, mend and repair their own clothing. They were able to knit sweaters and make dresses including petticoat. Home science was my favorite subject, I couldn’t wait to attend the next class and practice what my teacher had taught me.

The 8:4:4, Education System that was loved

The initial intention of the 8:4:4, Education System was to equip the student with practical knowledge that endeared them with parents. They were taught and assessed on the basic practical fundamentals that enabled them to live in a family unit. ‘I was taught how to cook a cake and ever since, I love doing the same. I can cook for myself without strain. I was practically taught how to wash different types of fabrics and how to dry them.’

The Education System enabled those who never proceeded with their education to be self employed and reliant. Parents never had major problems with their children.

 Constant changes in the 8:4:4, Education System perfects the art of memorizing to pass

The ideal situation for any Education System is to ensure that one learns to think and acquire knowledge that will be of beneficial use to him and others, now and in the future. The current Education System is stressful to the student since it only trains them to memorize subjects in order for them to pass and advance to the next level. It succeeds in putting pressure on the students.

Most students, who advance to Institutions of higher learning, find it very difficult to adjust to fit in the Education System of critical thinking. They are used to the system of memorizing and this increases the level of pressure. This means that pressure will continue mounting even at their work places. Could this be a possibility, why young people today find it difficult staying in one job for long?

Critical thinking is a very vital tool for any current and future engagements and endeavors. We can not have a qualified Medical doctor or Engineer who can not apply critical thinking in their work spaces. It would be disastrous if they’d apply only memory in areas that have conflicting or similar presentations and require diagnosis that involves critical thinking.

8:4:4, Education System has undergone several changes, sometimes removal of necessary or important subjects and heaping or overburdening students with subjects least useful in their future assignments.

Should we embrace an Education System that encourages talent development?

Most youngsters grow up to their mid twenties before they discover that they are talented in a particular field. It has been very challenging for Parents who push their children to acquire specific knowledge in order for them to be in certain preferential professions. These kids sometimes end up becoming rebellious and opt to choose another field of their interest even after completion of the initial course.

The 8-4-4 Education System has been with us since 1985, those who underwent through the system are now parents who are ill equipped to handle their children. Situations where a parent advocates for a particular area of specialization and a child another are very common resulting to un necessary conflicts.

Our Education System does not nature talents, talents that are viewed unfavorably are discouraged by parents, and the children have no place to turn to for redress if one finds himself in this kind of situation.

An Education System that would encourage students to identify particular areas of interest from early age would be important in child development. An Education System that includes and emphasizes on extra curricula activities is needful.

All concerned parties i.e. parents, the Education Ministry and other interested parties should urgently and seriously come together and draft an Education System that fulfills the dreams of Vision 2030, otherwise it will be an exercise in futility to have a vision and the ones expected to fulfill it do not know what to do. Most are frustrated from looking for the exclusive job opportunity and they are not equipped to start a business of their own. Seriously something should urgently be done on our Education System

Sexuality and Gender Identity in the Kenyan Cyberspace

Kenyan Cyberspace

The Kenyan Cyberspace has today become the second line of self orientation, identity and discovery. It is true that a good percentage of under 25yrs are active in Face Book and other Social Media sites, this sites help or confuse this youths get answers to life most difficult questions.

“Are you ‘straight’ or ‘gay’ or ‘lessie’ or are you ‘bi-sexual’?  Can we hook up? Aren’t these leading or misleading insights that are opening up a chapter for discussion on difficult subjects like Sexuality? This is all happening on the Kenyan CyberspaceKenyan Cyberspace has secretly but authoritatively opened up an exciting informal and formal argumentative and also informative episode bringing into the fore an aura of hope and despair in equal proportions.

Borneo Wildlife Tour


Borneo Wildlife Tour is an amazing tour organized for campers and tourist who would love to tour the Malaysian Island region that has forests that hosts lots of Baboon families and other wildlife. Borneo island offers travellers a chance to exploring the Indonesiaas the place of many indigenous Biodiversity that might interests all its visitors and also it’s bio cultural diversity that might like to be understood and learn all over Indonesia. It is particularly refreshing after a adventure holidays in USA.

The Island also promotes the real essence of Malaysia as a whole. Borneo may still remind images of primitive forest, rainforest jungles, rivers and head-hunters as depicted in the past, but today’s modern Borneo has not only retained most of its greatest assets for a breathtaking wildlife tours unique to this region, it is also today well equipped with international standard tourist facilities include first class spa hotels and beach resorts, jungle resorts, fine golf facilities.

Borneo Wildlife Tour: Borneo the Island

Borneo is the third largest island in the world; Borneo has an impressive array of natural treasures including vast tracts of pristine rainforest, an extensive coastline with many superb white- sand beaches, impressively high mountains, countless beautiful offshore islands, and a large number of major rivers. Inside its forests are established such scarcities as the Sumatran rhinoceros, clouded leopard, Asian elephant and an astonishing twelve species of Rafflesia, the world’s largest flower named after Sir Stamford Raffles, founder of Singapore. The island is also home to a high number of bird species such as hornbills, and many primates including gibbons, orang-tans and proboscis monkeys. Divers are guaranteed to find many rare or endangered sea creatures such as the green and hawksbill turtles, napoleon wrasse, giant clams, and countless species of sharks, barracudas at the biodiversity hotspot of South East Asia.

The wildlife tours offers a delightfulchance to getting close to the wildlife and bio-diversified floras, as well as appreciate the culture of the colorful indigenous peoples, but you can now indulge in luxury and comfortable surrounding in one with in a natural environment, exotic outdoor setting and un-spoilt beaches, or rough it out in controlled wildlife tours setting.

Borneo Wildlife Tour:Wildlife Holidays in Borneo

Few places invoke images of darkness and mystery like Borneo – the island has long nurtured the imagination of naturalists and traveller’s alike. There may not be the attentions of easily seen animals that more dazzling wildlife localities, like those in East Africa have to offer, but this is more than remunerated for by extraordinary species multiplicity and elusiveness. From the heights of Mount Kinabalu to primeval coral-fringed off-shore islands with vast territories of plush rainforest in between, the variety of surroundings supports a marvelous array of endearing and intriguing species – there are mammals, lizards, snakes and frogs that “fly”, fish that “walk” on mud, monkeys that dive and swim, plants that eat insects and flowers the size of dustbin lids.

Borneo Wildlife Tour: The Adventure

The Borneo jungles encompass some of the oldest untouched areas of rainforest in the world. Some of the best and most remarkable areas of rainforest have been integrated into National Parks, which to some degree, are a decentsufficient reason to make the effort to visit Borneo. You cannot help but be fascinated by the brilliantvariety of plant and wildlife to be found. Visiting Malaysia for holiday it would be a better holiday without taking the Borneo Wildlife Tour.