Wednesday, June 10, 2015

City Secondary School

Yesterday we went to City Secondary School. When we first arrived there was a marching band to welcome us.  We sat with the entire school and listened to a few different speakers.  Two of the City Secondary School students showed us how talented they were when they disassembled and reassembled a computer, it was very impressive.  The school dance team performed for us and they were very good.  One of my way favorite parts was noticing that the school makes an effort to give the students a chance to work towards their goals.  The teacher at City Secondary School that I am working on my project with, Mr. Mugabi, cares about the students having opportunities outside of their studies, he gives them chances at being in leadership positions and knows that clubs and organizations are essential to helping students succeed.  Another thing that was really cool was learning about how much of an impact Drake University has made at City Secondary by giving them the computers over the years.  It was an amazing experience to witness how much those computers have helped and see that they are utilizing them as much as possible.  We also played volleyball and football (soccer) with some of the students.  It was an awesome experience and I felt incredibly honored to be there.  The relationship City Secondary School and Drake University has is extremely special and a great thing.

5 comments:

  1. I agree, it was humbling to see how appreciative the entire school was for the computers and the relationship Drake has with their school. The students were so respectful, and were patient as they taught me how to sew with a piece of straw. I have only good things to say about City Secondary School.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Apparently after we left, someone mentioned that they donated a cow to us in years past, and that the cow also had a calf. Who knew?! Anyways, I was blown away by the impact Drake had. Not only is that seen in the computers we donated and the gratitude expressed, but also the amount of students that came to me asking how to apply to Drake University. Some even had plans of moving to the U.S. after schooling to find a job.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I was very impressed to see that they could take apart the computer and put it back together right in front of us--something I wouldn't be able to do myself. I was cool to see how big of a difference these computers will make in their education. Playing soccer against them was so much fun and I'm happy to say that we only lost 4-3 because they played so well!

    ReplyDelete
  4. It was awesome to see how appreciative they were of the technology were were able to give them! Playing sports with them was very fun and competitive which surprised me. The thing I loved the most though was the crafts. It was fun to work with the students to make them. They were very talented at the given task and I enjoyed that school pushed for them to be well rounded.

    ReplyDelete
  5. i think everyone really had a feel for how truly grateful they were for the technology donation. It almost seemed repetitive but everyone really just wanted to say thanks and show there appreciation. We also got a feel for there appreciation when they showed us there computer lab and the books in their reading room that Drake donated in previous years. it was a lot of fun to be around the students who were similar ages to us and really see how similar we really were.

    ReplyDelete