The Bread of Life School graduation ceremony took place at the Blessing Centre in Emmasdale on the 30th of November, 2018 where 23 learners graduated from Early Childhood Education to Grade 1.
In attendance was guest of honor Chief Elder Harold Banda, School Manager Rennyford Zulu, teachers, parents, pupils and graduating learners.
The program was opened in prayer by a Grade 8 pupil Ebube Bernard, followed by Zambian National Anthem, thereafter an exhortation was read by a pupil Benjamin Banda.
The School Manager Mr. Zulu who welcomed everyone present and introduced the grade and subject teachers.
Various activities were lined up for the ceremony such as: Bible reading, Prayer, Poetry, sketches, songs and dance, traditional modeling, French presentations, Chinese Drill, to mention but a few.
Speaking during the graduation ceremony, School Manager Mr. Zulu quoted Nelson Mandela, ‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world’.
Mr. Zulu assured the parents and guardians that the children that their children were in capable hands.
He reminded the parents also play their role so that as a team we can bring up the children according to Proverbs 22:6, ‘Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it’.
Mr. Zulu announced to the parents that Bread of Life School is now an examination centre at both grade 7 and 9 levels.
To the 23 graduating learners, graduation is only a concept, in real life, everyday you graduate. Therefore, celebrate this achievement and know that a blessing is with you.
And the guest of honor Chief Elder Harold Banda, on behalf of Bishop Joe Imakando, alluded to the fact that Bishop Imakando attaches a lot of value to education, hence the establishment of Bread of Life School and Blessing University of Excellence (BLUE).
Elder Banda stated that this is the stage where all basic principles of life are learnt. To the graduates, education is the greatest gift which no one can steal from you. Thank God that you are starting another important stage in life.
To the parents, this is the critical stage of your child’s life; guide him or her in prayer, school work, mannerism and saving for the future.
To the teaching staff, on behalf of Bishop Imakando, I salute you for the knowledge shared and parental guidance given to these children. God bless you.
And a Graduating pupil Isaac read a speech thanking both parents and teachers for their commitment.
The Vote of Thanks was given by a parent who encouraged fellow parents to be good examples to their children in their homes and also make time to attend important meetings such as Parent Teacher Association.
The ceremony ended in a word of prayer.