Archive for February, 2012
It was a Saturday afternoon when visitors arrived at St. Clare. We saw men and women dressed in black pants and blue shirts with the letters NIC written on their shirts. Because it is unusual for Africans to come to our school, we were both wondering why they were there, but also happy because we had prepared to entertain them.
Some of the St. Clare secondary school girls began dancing some wonderful Kikuyu songs. Then other students danced a Samburu dance and sprinkled water as a blessing. All of the girls presented the items they had made for our visitors who were very happy to receive the gifts. Some small girls from class three presented a poem in “Swahili” which was talking about child labor, and others did skits about an important Kenyan woman, Wangari Mathai.
The NIC visitors brought some presents: exercise books, glue, pencils and pens. They also told us that they will always help us and asked us to work hard because hard work pays. One important thing that they said was that without education our lives would be difficult. They encourages us to study in order to help our society. We were very happy with their visit and did not want them to leave. Finally, our principal gave a word of thanks and our day of visitors ended!
(The article’s authors, Brianna and Theresa, are both class 8 students at St. Clare School.)