Africa Day at Chengelo School was very exciting! Secondary students engaged in community service at Kapanda Primary School and at Nkolonga Clinic.
Kapanda School, with a pupil population of 90 girls and boys, plays a significant role in giving an opportunity to children in the surrounding community to access basic education. This year Chengelo Form 1s and 2s, with the help of their teachers, showed their appreciation to Kapanda by cleaning the school surroundings as well as making and watering flower beds. The cleaned sports field brought a lot of excitement to the Kapanda pupils who immediately organised a football match!
Nkolonga Clinic serves a population of 10,000 people in the provision of treatment, maternity services, under 5 clinics for babies, community health sensitisation and health services to people living with HIV/AIDS. Africa Day for Chengelo students meant weighing and feeding babies brought in for vaccination as well as giving the clinic a face lift by painting the walls and changing curtains. The team was led by the School Chaplain, Pastoral Heads and Tutors. The students were encouraged to have the School Senior Leadership Team (Mr. Cowling, Mr. Banda, Mr. Hammond and Mr. Foster) visit to see what they were doing and help them paint!
Students returned to Chengelo for an exciting mini world cup tournament in which our students represented various African countries. Wonderful cultural performance pieces were stages that evening by year groups, show casing different cultures and fun facts about the various African countries assigned to them.
Story by Mr. Henry Kasonso
Photographs by Mr. Elton Nyirenda