Inauguration of the Little Prince Nursery School, Kibera, Kenya
Wednesday, 17 March 2010 16:29

Bright and early the morning of Saturday March 6, 2010 over 500 students, teachers, parents and sponsor representatives gathered at the Little Prince Primary School in Kibera, one of the largest slums in the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya.  The occasion: the inauguration of the new Little Prince Nursery School.  Since the commencement of the Little Prince Primary School five years ago, the school has grown and expanded; the primary school now has over 200 students and the new nursery school will have room for 70 more. The inauguration ceremony began with a student presentation of song and dance, followed by the performance of a theatrical adaption of “The Chronicles of Narnia.”   Guests were invited on a tour of the new facility, viewing the three additional classrooms, each designated to a group of preschool children: the nursery for children 3-4 years old, pre-kindergarten for children 4-5 years old, and kindergarten for children 5-6 years old.  Guests also visited the Little Prince Primary School’s three new laboratories designed for continued study of art, music, and computer training.  The ceremony united the community as teachers, parents and students from AVSI’s 4 other institutions in and around Nairobi (Urafiki Elementary School, Otunga High School, St. Kizito Vocational Training Institute and COWA Job Orientation and Placement Institute) as well as various members of other local schools and organizations came to celebrate this inauguration.   This event, also attended by the Apostolic Nunzio Alein Paul Lebeaupin, was an important sign of the collaboration between AVSI, its partner organizations, and the teachers and parents that are prioritizing the education of this new generation.

 

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