Friday, December 5, 2008

Christmas Celebration Party at Red Rose

Today we had a very wonderful day in which we celebrated the first ever Christmas party at the Red Rose School. All the children who were able to attend this celebration that took place after a two-week summer vacation learning enrichment camp at the school had a lot of fun (yes, December is the summer time in Kenya). We did this party for the kids because to some of them this could be the only chance they have to enjoy themselves this December holiday season, with people paying great attention to make them feel special.

We had a lot of activities including singing, dancing, and games. Our kindergarten and grade one students performed a nativity play for the whole school. Food was in plenty, including candy, juice, beef pilau, kachumbari, and chapati. Megan McDonald, (our new Red Rose Ambassador currently at the University of Nairobi as a Rotary Club Fellow) was our Santa Claus for the day, giving the kids the presents that she and her friends came over with.

The wonderful day of celebration came to an end late in the afternoon, but the kids still did not want to go home. What a day we all had!! Asante sana to the Children of Kibera Foundation for the ideas and funding support that made possible the wonderful two-week learning enrichment camp and this special day for the kids here at Red Rose. More than 70 children participated in the camp.
Click on the pictures to the right to view the three different photo albums from the Christmas Party and the Learning Enrichment Camp.

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