On June 18, we had the incredible opportunity of hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony at the recently constructed classroom block at Kanyelele. The much-needed structure was one of three made possible by a grant from the Bayer Fund, with the other two located at Joel and Chadzuma schools.
A huge thanks to the Katete site managers who did a fantastic job of making arrangements for our esteemed guests! Our team has gotten so amazing at hosting visitors and they certainly did a fantastic job with this one. The teachers and students took great pride in tidying the grounds and making a welcome sign for the honorees. The students’ excitement was palpable and they were so thrilled to participate in the momentous event.
An impressive attendance list included parents and PTA committee members, local headmen, a representative of the District Education Board Secretary, our incredible students, and visiting guests representing the Bayer Fund.
For entertainment, the school choir sang 3 songs, students in full costume performed a comedy that had everyone laughing, and last group of students performed a lovely poem their teachers helped them prepare that expressed their gratitude. To top it all off, a Nyau was performed, much to the delight of the students and community members!
Ndavi Muia from Bayer and Ms Mbewe cut the ribbon together and the key handover followed. It was great day and the classroom block will be appreciated for many years to come. The generosity of our donors and supporters allows us to continue to serve our 6,000 scholars each year. Without them, we would have to turn students away and would not be able to serve all of the communities within our reach. A huge thank you to the team from Bayer who supported us during this time!