Malezi Centre Turns 4
On January 27th, the Malezi Centre family hosted a lively celebration of its 4th anniversary since relaunching in 2014. Over 300 guests attended, including students, parents, teachers, government officials, community elders, NGO leaders, and volunteers.
This year's anniversary had an air of increased significance due to it being held in the wake of opening four new classrooms for service, which transformed the school into a proper Primary School (the new classrooms have enabled Malezi to teach each grade level, before two out of eight were missing). This proud accomplishment marks a major turning point in the school's ongoing story and evolution.
While I was not present in Nairobi for the event, I received enthusiastic firsthand reports about how well attended it was and the joy shared by all, especially the students. Here are some photos from the special day with captions.
Beyond having fun, these celebrations also serve as a kind of State of the Union address that affords the opportunity for all Malezi staff, particularly Teacher Andrew and Grace, to tout the many accomplishments of the school and its students, as well as share about the current challenges facing both. This helps inspire the community to rally behind the centre and spread Malezi's main message of education and community empowerment through care, love, and values.
Happy 4th Malezi Centre. :)