|Back in 2010|
|The first building|
All the students were dressed in their graduating robes and hats for the first half of the ceremony. Most of it was in French so we didn't really understand what all was happening!! However as soon as Dr Rodney got up to speak there was a huge cheer, mostly from many of the current students who were there.
One thing which struck me was when the students received their diploma they not only shook Dr Rodney's hand but they went along to each member of staff (those you can see in the photo here) to greet them. While each student was getting their diploma they had a little bit to say about each one. It was very personal and you could tell the students were close with the staff and the staff were extremely proud of the achievement of their students.
After this all the students left and came back in in their uniforms, clean, crisp and pure white (I still have no idea how anyone gets anything so clean here!!)
Meanwhile Dr Rodney gave his thank yous which of course included his mum and his wife!
They nurses took their nightingale pledge.....
Then received their nurses hat and badge.
Even though we couldn't understand a lot of it, it was a great ceremony.
Their plans continue on as they have bought land and plan to build the school complete with dormitories so the vision of people coming from remote places to stay, study and go back to their own communities to provide much needed healthcare can become a reality.