Three Gifted and Talented Cheplelachbei Pupils Receive Support

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Cheplelachbei Primary School pupils – Ian Lagat, Elvis Lagat and Abel Kipchumba – who took social media by storm with their impressive reporting skills, have received support from the County Government of Nandi.

On Friday, a team led by the County Executive Member for Education Scolastica Tuwei and the Chief Officer Joseph Kipchumba, visited the school to deliver support from Governor Stephen Sang to the boys and their families.

County officials with the three gifted pupils of Chelalbei primary school.
County officials with the three gifted pupils of Cheplelachbei Primary School.

Items delivered included school uniforms for each of the three pupils, school fees balance and food items required of them by the school, as well as assorted household items for their families.

The Education CECM thanked the young learners for using their talents well.

Parents and teachers can engender a growth mind-set in children, by telling success stories that emphasize hard work and love of learning, and by teaching them about the brain as a learning machine,” she noted.

County officials with the three pupils and their parents.
County officials with the three pupils and one of their parents.

One of the boys’ parents, Teresa Koech, said that her children are fond of listening to the radio and are harbouring journalistic dreams.

Impact of CBC

She also thanked the governor for the generous support they received.

On his part, the the school head teacher underscored the impact that the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) has had on the pupils.

Families received gifts from the county Courtesy of the trio.
Parents received gifts from the county Courtesy of the trio.

He said that it has helped foster development of crucial soft skills such as communication and collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving, imagination and creativity, citizenship, learning to learn, self-efficacy and digital literacy.

This has helped the boys nurture their talents,” he noted.

The trio went viral a few months ago after videos of them reporting were shared on various social media pages.

Ian Lagat, one of the gifted and talented Cheplelachbei Primary School pupils.
Ian Lagat, one of the gifted and talented Cheplelachbei Primary School pupils.

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