All Love & Joy As Grade 3 Gift Their Award-Winning Teacher Cake Made From Mud.
- Shiokwei Barsulai has been feted for her distinguished services to the people of Ekgeyo Marakwet and her pupils
- The Grade Three teacher dedicated the award to her pupils, whom she said inspire her and that their innocence amuses her
- Barsulai also thanked everyone who has walked her teaching journey with her and God for the gift of life
A primary school teacher from Elgeyo Marakwet has been feted by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and UNESCO for distinguished community service.
Photo collage of Shiokwei Barsulai, her award and her pupils. Photo: Shiokwei Barsulai.
Hardworking teacher feted
Shiokwei Barsulai, a teacher at Kamariny Primary School in Elgeyo Marakwet county, thanked God for the gift of life and everyone who has been part of her journey.
Sharing the good news on her Facebook page, the pro-CBC teacher said the award was a major highlight in her career life and as a community worker.
“I take this opportunity to thank God for the gift of life and protection. Thank you to everyone who has been part of this journey,” said Barslai.
‘I endeavour to keep protecting the rights of children,’ added the teacher who is loved by her pupils
Barsulai dedicated the award to her Grade Three learners at Kamariny Primary School, whom she said give her a reason to wake up daily.
“Their innocence amuses me, and their hope inspires me,” she said.
Teacher surprised with mud cake
The hardworking and committed teacher was treated to a heartwarming surprise by her pupils, who offered her a cake made from mud for her birthday.
TUKO.co.ke reported the teacher was blinded and led to her class by the pupils who also gifted her sugarcane, charcoal and traditional vegetables.
“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.”
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.”
The teacher who doubles up as a children’s rights activist noted that she runs a sensitisation program that deals with children’s protection.