Counseling and Guidance

Our Mission

The Counseling Department at Horizon International School Jinja aims to nurture healthy, happy, self-confident, self-sufficient, responsible, and sensible students who are at peace with themselves.

We work with students to instill the following characteristics and skills:

  • Self-sufficiency
  • Decision-making skills
  • Technological proficiency and awareness
  • Self-expression
  • Conflict management
  • Respect for diversity

Benefits of Mentoring

Research supports that school-based mentoring positively impacts children and youth, as well as the school and broader community. Here’s how:

For Schools
  • Promotes healthy, positive relationships between mentees and mentors, enhancing community capacity.
  • Activities enhance literacy skills, self-esteem, confidence, and social appropriateness.
  • Supports strength-based practices that build resilience.
  • Encourages leadership skills and independent thinking.
  • And above all, makes a difference while having fun.
For Students
  • Increases high school completion rates.
  • Improves attitudes towards staying in school.
  • Enhances academic motivation and achievement.
  • Improves social skills and behavior.
  • Builds resilience.
  • Strengthens peer, school, and family relationships.
  • Reduces the risk of involvement with drugs.
  • Increases the sense of belonging in the school community.
For the Whole Community
  • Consultation with the broader school community is essential.
  • Key school community groups, including parent groups, should be informed of the mentoring program’s rationale and implementation.
  • Commitment to the program depends on demonstrating its positive outcomes.
  • Providing evidence that mentoring produces positive results and addressing any concerns helps ensure community support.
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