First quarter newsletter for 2013

Here is the latest news from Makeni Centre, the first newsletter of 2013.

Congratulations go to the Primary School for achieving a perfect pass rate for Grade 7! We can’t ask for more than that. We attribute these results to the presence of a secure infrastructure, provision of suitable text books and good use of teaching and learning aids. The results will be a testimony and an assurance to parents whose children are in our care that we are determined to provide quality education. We hope that parents wishing to bring their children to MEC will feel encouraged to do so.

In other school news, two of the St Nicholas Village children, Wisdom Kabwe and James Chininga, topped their Grade 12 class. Well done to both of them!

Diji Mwale (Grade 6) and  Violet Mukumbi (Grade 9) represented the school in area writing competitions, with eight schools taking part. Both students achieved very creditable second places.

We continue to receive a steady flow of visitors from government and non-governmental organisations. Recently we have had talks from Mr Trinity Haambokoma of the Anti-Corruption Commission and Mrs Gertrude Shinkanga, the Executive Director for Youth Concern.

In Chibombo district, Mwembeshi Settlement Village was the venue for a celebration of International Women’s Week, which was attended by over 500 people.

Finally, we remember the wedding of Bertha Kabwe, another of our St Nicholas’ girls, to Chewu Syakatayi, who is a public administrator. Bertha, who studied education in Solwezi, now works for the Ministry of Education. Our warm congratulations to the happy couple! The ceremony was performed by Fr Nathan Ngoma at our own Church of the Good Shepherd.


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I spent most of my youth in Makeni, growing up at the centre as it emerged from the bush, one building at a time. I now work in the UK as a lecturer in computer science.
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