As most of you are aware, our recent Africa Regional Round Square Conference was a great success. Round Square is such an important organisation, promoting a holistic approach to learning, beyond academic excellence, to include personal development and responsibility through service, international understanding, challenge, adventure, democracy, and environmental stewardship.
We were so happy to welcome 19 schools to our site, from Tanzania, Namibia, South Africa, Ghana and Kenya. The theme for the conference was “Mtu ni Watu”, which loosely translates to “No man is an island”. The 14 and 15 year old delegates had great fun with the obstacle course, raft building, archery and mountain biking activities as well as helping with charity projects in the near by community.
The delegates especially enjoyed interacting with several prominent speakers such as the investigative reporter John Allan Namu who is making a positive mark in the African journalism scene. Paul Tergat, Catherine Nereba, Honourable Wesley Korir and David Rudisha are all globally renowned athletes who encouraged the students about the importance of philanthropy. Our very own Mrs Elizabeth Nyariki also facilitated a fantastic workshop on Leadership.
On the final day of the conference, the delegates enjoyed tea picking and tree planting. They also had the pleasure of listening to talks on environmental sustainability courtesy of Finlays, Unilever and Chesumaot Tea Estates.
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