After morning tea break we assembled in the new canteen bunda. Form 1 and Form 2, dressed in full school uniform, all the teaching staff and Polly enjoyed formally welcoming the new year by singing the national and school anthems and sharing words of wisdom and hope.....All this was done in Kiswahili....even Polly's talk...very impressive Polly.....(the only address done in English was mine!!....maybe next year there might be a few Kiswahili sentences!! Atleast I was able to understand some of the speeches and I sang along with the anthems...not a bad start really!)
It was a friendly, welcoming assembly followed by a productive afternoon of planning and preparation, catching up with the girls and sharing the excitement of the Form 1's exploring their dormitory.
I climbed onto the top bunk in the middle of their dorm and each girl was sitting on their own bed waiting for me to acknowledge them and their bed which defined their own space at SEGA....Their huge smiles filled their beautiful faces. I had to climb nearly every bunk and share their excitement. It was so contagious. I am really looking forward to being with all of them this year. The Form 2's are also excited to have the new girls living on site with them.
Elena and Polly with the Form 1 Girls
Form 1's collecting linen for their Dormitory
Blue blankets....yes the nights do get cool!