SABIS® Runda Hosts Launch Event
On February 22nd, 2018, SABIS® International School – Runda hosted an event at the Two Rivers Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, in the presence of SABIS®, Centum, and ACE board members, directors, honored guests, and VIPs. The event was organized ahead of the opening of the school, set for September 2018, in order to introduce stakeholders and prospective parents and to the school and the educational system which will be offered.
The event opened with a warm welcomed by the Master of Ceremony Janet Mbugua, a leading media personality in Kenya, followed by speeches from SABIS® President Carl Bistany, Centum CEO James Mworia, and Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) CEO Dr. Julius Ouma Jwan. The guests also enjoyed a video entitled “SABIS®: 130 Years of Empowering Future Generations” and a virtual tour of the SABIS® Runda campus.
Addressing the guests, Centum CEO James Mworia commented: “Success […] should be measured […] by the impact that the school will have in the lives of the students and the future of the workforce. For Africa to prosper, we must remember that we are not just in competition with ourselves but with the rest of the world.”
In his speech, SABIS® President shared: “SABIS® Runda students will follow a proven educational system that will help them achieve their full potential. They will develop a solid foundation of knowledge by following a globally-recognized curriculum […].They will benefit from having access to the latest technologies to strengthen their learning experience; they will acquire important life skills through real-life experiences; and they will have opportunities to actively engage in and shape the time they spend in school.”
The guest of honor, Dr. Julius Ouma Jwan, stated his satisfaction that guests were hearing first-hand “about the direction that the world is taking, learning to learn, and that as we take our children to school today”, we must ask ourselves whether we are preparing them for the jobs of the future.
SABIS® International School – Runda is the first of a number of SABIS® operated, K-12 schools that will be opened by Africa Crest Education (ACE) across the African continent. The school’s state-of-the-art facilities, located on a 20-acre campus, and including extensive indoor and outdoor sports facilities, a semi-Olympic pool, performing arts theater, cafeteria, and boarding facility, will provide the ideal opportunity for students to explore their talents, develop their interests, and discover their dreams. To keep up to date with our news, follow us on Facebook.