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Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Feast of Bakhita

For the Feast of St. Bakhita we took a day off from regular classes.  We had mass in the School hall and afterwards the girls gave performances. A few girls recited poems in Chichewa or English and other groups sang songs or performed dances.  Both the secondary and college performed short plays and plays based on the life of Bakhita.  One group dance group did a line dance routine and another danced to hip hop.  The plays about Bakhita's life were very well done especially considering they were put together in about a day.  After lunch we played a volleyball game of teachers versus students and the students ended up winning.  The blame for the loss goes to the teachers lack of organization, two injuries, a student was keeping score, and the rest of the students were taunting us with cheers in Chichewa from the sidelines.  Anyway, it was a good time and the students were really excited when they won.