On June 30th, 2016 Primary School Students from Melton Primary, St Gregory Primary, and St Helen’s School who participated in the Learning from Kenya Education Exchange initiative paid a courtesy call on the High Commissioner at the Kenya High Commission to present their projects in Kenya and fundraising initiatives in support of schools in Wundanyi.
Coordinated by the Education Attaché, Mrs. Margaret Lesuuda the event also included Poems from Students in Kenya, and addresses from the High Commissioner and Education Exchange trustee Mr. Dave Shorten.
In his speech, the High Commissioner H.E Lazarus Amayo thanked the students for their displays showcased and was content with the keen interests the students have had on learning about Kenya and their fundraising activities.
He informed them that he once trained to be a teacher, adding that no greater profession molds the future and at times the devotion may go unnoticed the children will carry that knowledge for the rest of their life.
Concluding by urging students to be our good ambassadors and to share with their parents and classmates what they had learned from the visit.
LearningfromKenya is an initiative linking seven Suffolk schools with the area in Kenya where Education Exchange works. It provides all pupils involved with a focused snapshot of life in Kenya in 2015-16 through the eyes of real people living there right now. It is a stimulating opportunity for each school to develop outstanding authentic learning and sharpen their pupils’ independent learning skills
All schools involved are using Kenya- and in particular the community in and around Wundanyi- as a source of information which can be used by teachers and pupils as they learn different subjects in the school curriculum.