Teachers and students of our partnerschool in Gituru made a video to give you an update of how things have been in Gituru.
In the video the principal Sister Sarah sends greetings to the PAB in Germany. She is grateful for the interaction in times of Corona and excited about the future of our partnership.
You can also see the school gardener telling about her work. We have got also the mother of Everlyne who visited the PAB in 2018. She is reporting about the positive change for Everlyne because of the exchange, especially in her studies. She did her KCSE in March 2021 very well and will go to university. Biology teacher Sammy tells you something about the apple tree project together with the PAB and a new project started by the Gituru students: the tree tomatoes.
Another important thing for the Gituru is that untill the year 2020 all the students and teachers came from the same community or tribe (Kikuyu). The kikuyu tribe is the largest tribe in Kenya and influences a lot the political decisions during elections in Kenya.
Since 2020 the school has recieved students and teachers from other communities. This has changed the dynamics of the school.
Students from the German Club send you greetings and they will show you these different influences: Evans, Gertrude and Ezra show a Kisii dance for you, while Margaret, Tabitha and Stanley show you a Kikuyu dance. A luhya cultural song is performed by Annete and a Luo song is presented by Enos, Marion and Berill.
The teachers Mrs. June, Mr. Bosek and Mr. Benson mention in there interviews the positive effects of these cultural interactions. Different communities have different cultures, dances, music, language and different approach to education. It has enhanced tolerance which is a big challenge especially during this year that Kenya is preparing for general elections.
Mr. Isaiah is explaining some projects we have at Gituru (bee hives, solar lamps, apple trees) and the former student Peter is reporting about the new tree tomato project. Mr. John and Mr. Linus show you a physical activity of badminton in the great hall. You can watch them in play.
At the end of the video you can see the whole students belonging to the German Club at Gituru Secondary School.