I also did water filter class with two more classes. I have now given out all the filters I had in South Sudan. The students were very appreciative and asked me to pass on their thanks.
We had a closing Mass the night before graduation, celebrated by Father John who not only is our neighbor up at the minor seminary but also has taught social studies for us a couple of times. Mass was followed by dinner with all the staff and students. Sister Sandra and I organized a game that was a little like charades. We had them do it in teams because we had close to 90 playing. It got chaotic toward the end but they liked it.
Graduation went very well despite having to make a couple of last minute adjustments. One of our very capable students was the master of ceremonies and did very well. You will notice an army vehicle and soldiers in the pictures. That is because the governor, deputy governor and minister of education were all present and are protected by the soldiers whenever they move. They all spoke and were very complimentary to Solidarity and our students.
The students did two dramas with the themes of choose education over wealth and prestige and education is a gift that needs to be cherished and treated well. They did a wonderful job on them. One was quite entertaining.
All the classes participated in set up, being hosts, serving and clean up. It truly was a day of Solidarity!