Petals of Africa Update

Petals finished the 2017 school year in late October.   The 8th graders took their national exams in early November, and results will be posted at the end of the month.  In the meantime, the school has some good news to report!

New Girls Dorm!

Petals broke ground for a new girls dorm on November 11th.   The dorm is essential in order for the school to comply with government safety regulations.   There will also be new toilet and bath facilities for the girls and a new septic system for the school.   Along with the school’s good academic record, these progressive changes will attract more paying students.   We’ll be posting new pictures as they come in.

Agriculture 

The school is now cultivating two maize fields and both are doing well.   Because the last harvest was so good, the school was able to supply all its own maize for the third term.

Good Results from Secondary School Students

Petals graduates have just returned home from their high schools, and most brought their report cards with them.   One boy, Silvans Abanga, who has just finished Form 1 (9th grade), is #2 in his class of  392 students. Vivian Akinyi is #7 out of 257 students in her Form 3 class, and Mitchelle Atieno is #9 out of 325 students in her Form 2 class.   The majority of Petals graduates are  at least in the top half of their classes.   Here is Mitchelle, who attends Kapsabet Girls School.   Petals hopes to open its own high school within the next 3-4 years so that graduates can stay in the same moral and spiritual atmosphere that Petals provides.

Pictures from our most recent trip to Kenya

The first picture is of Emily Akirapa, Petals Head Teacher, who was able to attend class instruction in Nigeria this summer.  The last picture is of the new teacher housing,