Wednesday, December 2, 2009

SOS Kindergarten Eldoret celebrates Annual Graduation.

A total of 33 kindergarten pupils of SOS Kindergarten in Eldoret will step into the world of primary education come January. Their graduation ceremony was held on 24th November 2009 at the school's compound which is situated inside the village. Of the 33 pupils 8 were from SOS Children’s Village Eldoret.

The guest of honor at the event, who presented the graduation certificates to the pupils, was Mr. Oscar Kadenge, the SOS Children’s Villages Kenya Education Officer.

In her welcoming remarks, the kinder-garten head teacher, Ms Salma Mbwana applauded the parents and teachers for their cooperation and support in ensuring that the children were well prepared and ready for standard 1 in the coming year.

The SOS Herman Gmeiner School Principal, Mr. Elijah Omobe, while giving his speech said, “I am very delighted and happy with the work of the teachers and parents who through their devotion and commitment have well prepared the graduants for primary education. He congratulated the pupils and said, “I am going to join your family and friends in feeling happy and proud on what you have achieved and what you will or can do to the world”. He added that while they continue to focus on their studies, they will be given opportunities to develop their social, communication, leadership, creative, physical, analytical and problem solving skills.
The fun-filled graduation also witnessed a number of performances which included poems, songs, dances and a fashion show by kindergarten children. Parents too were not left behind in the party mood and also participated in the cat walk.

A celebratory cake was shared among the children and the parents to commemorate the day. The children were feted with awards in the categories of discipline, cleanliness, best English speaker and best handwriting.

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