I know it’s been a few days since we have posted our time at the school, but in all things related to Kenya, you just go with the flow and follow-up when you can.
Ceremonies here are very important for every event in life and a Pre-Primary 2 Graduation is no exception. We were treated by performances by all the classes starting with PP1 with their little recitations and songs. As always, they are the cutest group of all. Then came in the PP2 group showing off their advanced recitations of verses and songs. This continued from Grade 1 through Grade 5 with each class showing their abilities of reading, singing, dancing and reciting verses. It really brings tears to your eyes when you hear these young people recite whole chapters of Mathew, Luke and John.
The last performance was a mixed group of students dancing into the room in Kikuyu and Luo/Luyiah dancing attire (made of Kanga cloth and sisal skirts) singing and dancing tribal songs. The entire audience was clapping and very joyous throughout their performance. The program lasted about two hours, and no one left early because they needed be somewhere else because this was THE PLACE to be at that moment in time.
At the end of the ceremony, we had the opportunity to meet some of the parents and let them know how proud we were of their children. The HHS teachers amaze us with their commitment to these students and how they continue to raise the scholastic standards of the school. Most of all their knowledge and love of each student is seen in how their eyes light up when they see their students perform so beautifully.