|It is official - the school is open!|
have been involved in the process, about 160 people in all.
The day started early with Ron needing to pick up the caterers about 20 minutes away. It was then a matter of getting things ready - all the chairs from the classrooms moved to the tents, a bit of decorating and making sure everything was in place. Ron also had to go and collect the chickens (live of course) and the meat (fortunately already dead).
|Tent is ready but nothing else!|
|Nearly ready - chairs in place, table decorated|
The proceedings were meant to start at 11.00 and we even had the bus arrive early with parents and children, so we were off to a good start. The children then showed their parents the school.
|P1s performing - nearly in order|
|Robert all dressed ready to go|
|Now that is one BIG pot of rice|
|Teacher Sarah showing off her lovely classroom|
The benches around the trees were made good use of as well!
|Parents and friends lining up for food|
The caterers were fantastic!
|Happy children, showing off to parents|
|Children all lined up, first wash hands, then food|
It was also great to be able to interact with parents and so many of whom are becoming friends. We needed to elect a parent representative for our School Board of Management and this was achieved with three candidates. There were four but one of them doesn't yet have a child at the school!
|Hope Builders team including us|
|Teacher Aidha with one of her students|
|Our pastor praying a blessing on the school|
|Ron giving a great speech|