Mini Reunion - Le Feuvre, Ilako, Malik & Watatua visit the School - Nairobi 16th Sept 2011
Mini Reunion - Le Feuvre, Ilako, Malik & Watatua visit the School - Nairobi 16th Sept 2011 |
Photos & text supplied by Steve Le Feuvre
L-R: Abed Malik (Clive 1970-5), James Ilako (Clive 1970-5), Cleophas Tirop (Principal, Nairobi School),
Steve Le Feuvre (Clive 1970-5) and Moses Watatua (Tana/Marsabit(Scott 1983-8)
A group of Old Cambrians took the opportunity of an invitation from the new Principal of Nairobi School,
Mr. Cleophas Tirop, for a meeting and to take a tour around the grounds to see some of the projects currently being
undertaken to improve the infrastructure and facilities.
Moses Watatua, Secretary of the Old Cambrian Society (Kenya Chapter), already has a good knowledge of the school
as it is today, as for many years he has been a volunteer music teacher, and he has also established an Old Cambrian
Society office in the grounds. Steve Le Feuvre (Webmaster and Secretary of the UK branch of the Old Cambrian Society) is
a regular visitor to Kenya, and has visited the school many times over the past 10 years, and he is currently involved in
establishing a trust fund in the UK to assist the school with projects that will have a positive effect on the learning
experience of the boys at the school. James and Abed are businessmen with lots of experience of project management both
in Kenya and internationally.
Discussions were very fruitful, and it is clear that Mr. Tirop is determined to improve the already high reputation that
Nairobi School has, and to enhance this and the learning experience and extra curricular activities that are offered to
the boys that attend the school now and in years to come. The management of the school is of a very high standard, and
Old Cambrians are encouraged to take a closer interest in the school and offer their services in whatever way they feel
is appropriate to their skills and experience, and this could include applying for a place on the Board of Governors. Think
about it, what better way to ensure the traditions and excellence of the school are maintained than by having a good
number of the School's Governors who are "old boys"!!
Front of School has recently been redecorated, and the words "Nairobi School"
and "To the Uttermost" have been added as a dominant feature.
We visited a class in progress in the Library.
The latest new classroom block under construction - this will provide much needed extra classroom space.
The old Armoury building now houses the Old Cambrian Society HQ and office.