We are almost st the end of another year here at Sakeji and that means that once again we have some goodbyes coming up. Over the next few weeks we will have a series from students on their perspective on leaving.
“My last term at Sakeji so far has been fun. I can say I’ve enjoyed it more than any other term at this school although I’ve tried to enjoy every day. It’s also been sort of weird because all of a sudden memories from grade one to now start flashing through my head (I’m now in grade 7). I know no other school could have taught me more than I’ve already learned here. I remember when I was about seven years old and my Dad told me I was going to a boarding school. I was so terrified. I spent my last day before term begun with one of my favourite uncles. I was at his house for the whole day. We went back to my house at around 5:00 pm. When it was time to get into the car I cried so much. Seeing my uncle cry made it worse. I thought I wouldn’t be able to make it without my best friends from home. That wasn’t so. I found some other good friends here at school , though some of the guys came after I still think they went through similar stuff. Some of my friends were Ngonga M, (He is no longer at Sakeji but he was my best friend), Donex K, Comfort C (he also left when I was in grade four), Busuma M and Noah K ( they came when I was in grade four). At first I was so excited about leaving this place but now I know that I’m going to miss everybody (including the teachers l.o.l). I’m really grateful for all the special people who have taught me since grade one.
As I’ve been through Sakeji I’ve learnt lots of things. I’ve learnt how to swim, ride bikes and read. I remember when I was in grade one I would do anything to get out of swimming in the deep water. I remember when my swimming teacher, Mrs. Robertson, tried to get me into the water. I run around like a crazed animal screaming at the top of my lungs. She tried to persuade me but I was still afraid. This was because an older boy told me that a monster was at the bottom of the pool ready to get m anyone who tried to swim ( I think I wont mention his name, but if you are reading this you know who you are l.o.l). Eventually she got me in with another teacher who kept me calm and relaxed. Now I’m no longer afraid of the deep pool because I know that mybth wasn’t true. It was really neat having Independence Day at Sakeji. With the king of the plank, swimming races, bonfire and all the other things I don’t remember at the moment. When my older sister was here I remember singing “let me see you shoot the moon” as loud as I can (it was probably out of tune). We had lots of fun. These are just some thoughts and memories I’ll always remember about my life as a student at Sakeji.”
“Things that are a special about me are that I like going to town and going to ShopRite. I like catching birds with a sling so that I can eat them. My hobbies are riding bikes all the time, and painting, and I like reading my books in my chair. My goes to Lusaka with my little brother, and my little sister is going to be schooling at nursery. I am going to Lusaka by plane, and I am going to see my auntie.” -by Janet
“Things that are special about me is my mom and dad buy me chocolate. I also like to cook play nshima for myself. My mom and dad like to take me to play at Wimpy’s. My hobbies are going to Pick’n’Pay to have some Debonair’s pizza, playing at Wimpy’s, and making things. Some facts about my family are that my mom likes to rest and be peaceful, my dad loves to go to work, my little brother loves to go to Wimpy’s to play, my big sister loves shopping, and Sante loves to make creative things.” – by Wana
The senior boys have completed new signs to welcome their parents and direct everyone to Sakeji School. The project was completed in their handwork class last term and this one. Congratulations on a job well done!
The main road from Mwinilunga to Sakeji crosses four main rivers, with the Sakeji river as the last one before the plain and then the Sakeji School turn-off. Erosion of the road at the Sakeji river near its source due to heavy rains has almost cut us off from the rest of Zambia. This picture was taken of the road yesterday, with the wash-away now the main feature! Should we call it the Sakeji Grand Canyon?
It is certainly not so “grand” to anyone wanting to travel this direction. It is doubtful if small vehicles will be able to get through on this route. Even the alternative road through Ikonga is impassable. Try flying!
One of the real privileges of Sakeji School is the morning and evening reading of the Scriptures. We feel it is such a privilege and a real responsibility to have a room full of boys listening to God’s Word. It is even more of a privilege for boys to have the opportunity to be taught daily the sacred text in the dorm and classroom. In the dorm after the reading, all the boys must answer a question correctly. We do want the Word to enter deeply into their heart, and to lead them to the Saviour.