Submitted by Education on Tue, 2012-09-11 14:25
- STORIES FROM MAAI MAHIU, KENYA -
On Friday the 7th of September, more than 200 people came together to celebrate the common theme of “Literacy for Peace”. Participants from a range of adult learning centers around the area united in celebration of International Literacy Day at the Administration Police Grounds in Naivasha District. CTC International, a contestant in the event, was fortunate enough to have 35 participants from the Adult Literacy Program in attendance. CTC’s adult learners recited a poem entitled “Amani Kenya,” translated in English as “Peace in Kenya”. Incorporating men and women, the group also had the opportunity to perform a short drama for the audience, further demonstrating the theme of “Literacy for Peace.”
Organized by the Director of Adult and Continuing Education Officer in Naivasha District, this event proved to be very successful. During the celebration, the Senior District Officer of Naivasha District read a speech from the Minister of Education, stressing the needs for education and further thanking the adult learners.
To top off the event, everyone joined in to sing and dance in appreciation of International Adult Literacy Day. As the day came to a close, CTC’s Adult Literacy participants were awarded a trophy for their inspiring performance. “I must attest that this event was fabulous,” remarked CTC Education and ICT Specialist, Rubie Ruth.
The Senior District Officer worked alongside the adult learners to plant around 100 tree seedlings in commemoration of this memorable day.
It is evident that an educated community will enable individuals to prosper by putting them in a position where they are able to do what they do best, and trade the fruits of their labor for the things that they need. An educated community will encourage innovation by allowing people to exchange ideas and concepts. Educating, for now and for the future, is a beneficial asset for individuals of all ages.
Blog By: Education and ICT Specialist Rubie Ruth