Monday, March 2, 2009

Ululation and joy mark the Village Father’s Award ceremony

It was jubilation and happiness all the way at the SOS Children’s Village Eldoret during the academic awards function held on 26 January 2008, to celebrate the success of various children in their academic performance. The academic arena honours the achievements of our children in primary and high school. Every child looks forward to the village father's award at the end of each term. Our village places a special emphasis helping its children build a strong academic foundation for a lifetime of success.

32 children who demonstrated significant academic improvement were recognized at the ceremony that was also witnessed by the Village Director, Peter Mungai. Others in attendance were the mothers, youth leaders and the village educator. The children were rewarded with books and candies while the most improved house received a flower vase. All the mothers were also given a book entitled “How to teach your children about sexuality”.

There was a light moment when the young children in the Kindergarten and class one were given balloons as presents which they promptly started bursting leaving the children and staff in stitches.

Speaking at the ceremony, Baba Mungai, as he is popularly known, said: “The academic arena is an outstanding opportunity to celebrate and encourage academic excellence. Each child should therefore make it a desire to work hard and win something”. Responsibility, time management and discipline were underscored.

We congratulate our young people for all of their hard work during the last term and wish them continued success as they move ahead in the next school year and beyond.

By Fred Ochieng, Youth Leader Coordinator

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