Welham Boys' School students embarked on a life-altering journey to the Round Square International Conference 2023 held at Brook House School, Runda Campus. The conference kickstarted with a warm and colorful welcome, featuring traditional dances and songs that set the stage for a culturally enriching event. Ice-breaking sessions facilitated connections among students from over 200 schools globally, fostering insights into diverse cultures.
The evenings were adorned with captivating musical performances, celebrating Kenyan history, war heroes, and diversity. Engaging activities like group discussions and cultural evenings enriched the experience. Service days were integral, as students actively contributed to improving government schools through construction activities and wall painting.
For Round Square Teacher representatives, discussions on the significance of being a Round Square educator were both meaningful and enlightening. The conference was a transformative experience, emphasizing the importance of global understanding and youth's role in shaping the future.
Post-conference, Welham Boys' School students continued their journey in Kenya. Their exploration began at Lake Nakuru National Park, teeming with diverse bird species and mammals. They then ventured to Lake Naivasha, a serene freshwater lake in the Kenyan Rift Valley, enjoying a boat ride.
The pinnacle of their journey was the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, where they witnessed magnificent African wildlife. Beyond nature, students engaged in Maasai culture, participating in traditions, songs, dances, and rituals. This immersion into the heart of Africa left a lasting impact, creating enduring memories and deep connections with nature, wildlife, and the remarkable spirit of the Maasai Mara.
In summary, Welham Boys' School's journey to the Round Square International Conference was a celebration of global diversity and cultural exchange. Post-conference, their adventure in Kenya was an unforgettable exploration of nature and culture, leaving students with a profound appreciation for the beauty of the world and its diverse inhabitants.