Our school in Buchanan, Liberia, West Africa, held its Christmas-break closing program on Tuesday, December 20, 2011.
The mini-closing program, which was held on the campus of the school, brought together students and faculty on the last day of school before the Christmas season. During the occasion, various kids and classes played specific roles, for example, reciting poems and Bible verses, singing songs, and so forth.
Mr. Andrew Garsuah, one of the administrators of the school and an old hand in the area of education, served as the Master of Ceremony. He used some of his motivational techniques to get the students to willingly participate in the program. It was fun.
At the end of the less-than-an-hour ceremony, the school served the kids some finger food – pop corn, juice and candies – which the children happily received. Some ate theirs on the campus, while others took theirs home.
It was a quite interesting occasion for the kids that attended, as some of them did not come in that their parents had already unofficially taken the end of the previous week as the beginning of their children’s vacation, although the school had not announced it so.
Meanwhile, classes will resume on Wednesday, January 4, 2012.
Our profound thanks go to all of you who continue to help the kids and the school in one way or another. We wish you Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.