18 students join ranks of peer counselors
The Peer Educators and Counselors Club (PECC) held a graduation ceremony for 18 students on Friday, June 2. The annual ceremony concludes two and a half semesters of training - a journey that this time round began in during the Fall 2016 semester.
Peer Educators and Counselors Club draws its membership from students interested in engaging their fellow students on HIV/AIDS issues, life skills, behavior change, drug abuse and other issues of student concern.
To successfully complete their training, students had to attend five days of counselor-led group sessions, ten hours of personal supervision, as well as lead five peer group sessions. Other requirements included participating in community outreach and USIU-Africa Counseling Center events.
The new Peer Counselors will join the Red Cross Club at the Citibank annual community service day at Friends School Dandora on Saturday, June 10, and hold their first official training at Braeburn School on Friday, June 16. They will also be running the Peer Educators and Counselors Week in the second week of July.
Further information on the club is available from the Counseling Center’s Senior Counselor Ms. Noel Khayanje (firstname.lastname@example.org).