I imagine the children prepared for this ceremony for weeks and there were events spanning poetry recitations, dance performances, speeches and - yes - a fashion show. In typical African style, the ceremony was scheduled to start at 10 AM, but by 11:30 had not yet begun. The guest of honor, a Ministry of Education Official, arrived a few hours late and so the Director had the students repeat several of the performances for him. We left before the whole thing was over at 2 PM because Caleb was pooped.
But other than being simply long, it was actually a wonderful day. The dances were great fun and the poems were sweet and it was nice to be among families celebrating their children. Here are some pictures:
|Caleb and Gift with her classmates|
|Gift's dance performance|
|The guest of honor arrives|
|Gift on the "catwalk"|