Wednesday, August 24, 2011

St. Bakhita Voice: The Great Debate

St. Bakhita Voice: In hih spirits for the New Nation:
One could not imagine what happened in what is called Freedom square at Narus- East Kapoeta County half kilometre from St. Bakhita Girls Primary School!!. All the tribes gathered on the ground to Dance and sing after all time of searching for freedom from the Northen Government.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

110626 Feast of Corpus Christi

Devotional artwork

The feast of Corpus Christi was celebrated on Sunday, 26th June. Students from Bakhita Primary worked hard to prepare the church for the occasion.

Of special note was a local form of "sidewalk art" whereby the students created icon-like drawings at the entrance to the church using stones, ash and flowers.

The girls also carefully prepared and presented a well-executed dance to enhance the beauth of the liturgical celebration.
Preparing to process into church

More photos can be found at:

Feast of Corpus Christi

110628 Our Garden

Watering the greens
Eastern Africa is experiencing a severe drought. Narus has not been spared from this natural calamity. Rainfall this year is far below normal. In recent weeks, cloud cover has given us a break from the normal unremitting heat. This has allowed an opportunity for small-scale cultivation, especially of greens, much needed in diets to preserve good health.

The students of Bakhita Primary have taken advantage of the weather conditions to dig, plant and irrigate a few hundred square meters of garden. Once mature, the leafy plants will provide both greens and legumes to enhance the diet of the girls.

Monday, June 27, 2011

The Great Debate

On Thursday, 23rd June, a debate was held at Bakhita Secondary pitting the future parlimentarians of Bakhita Primary against a team dominated by males from Bakhita Secondary.  In addition to teachers from the two school, who acted as judges, several students came from Comboni Boys' Primary, undoubtedly hoping to study the tactics of the participants in preparation for their own future engagements with these teams.

Audience participation added to the spirit of the event, with cheers and shouts of approval for their classmates as points were made.

In the end, the Bakhita Secondary team was declared the winner, but only over objections that they read from their notes (having nothing in their heads) and over-used their booming male voices.