kiyan village celebrates ok

“KIYAN – A PLACE TO BE” is the sign that welcomes visitors to the village of KIYAN. Many different village groups contributed their talent to the celebration. Traditional dances, music and activities gave the celebration a genuine flavor of the local NSO culture. The presence of the Traditional Rulers who came out in number provided a special atmosphere for the occasion. Their participation highlighted the important role the Traditional Rulers play in the life of the village. The presence and participation of the school children from the very young in nursery school to the students in high school demonstrated the concern for the young people who will be the leaders of tomorrow. Two students from the nearby government high school presented a scholarly report on the importance of clean water. Their poise and self confidence were a credit to them, their parents and their teachers. The youngest participants, nursery school children, added a lighter note with their traditional dance done in traditional dress. The recognition and affirmation of the caretakers underscored the importance of their role of collaboration with both the Water Management Committee and the villagers. Sister Nina Glinski, CND a visitor from Canada in expressing her gratitude for the hospitality of the villagers commented on how beautiful their country Cameroon is a comment received with much applause. Sister also mentioned the dream that her friend and teacher, Sister Norma McCoy, CND had about bringing clean water to families. Sr. Nina ended her remarks by inviting everyone, young and old, to have a dream for possibilities for the future. The celebration concluded with much dancing and singing. Kiyan is indeed “A PLACE to BE.”

Kiyan village cebrates OK clean water

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