Multicultural Day

Multicultural day is an event held each year here at RVA.  It is a Kenyan holiday called Mashujaa Day.  This year the theme was “Of the Kingdom of God”.  We were excited to see all of the different nationalities that are represented here at RVA.  What a great picture it is to see so many people from all over the world being excited about being together.  We are sure that it does not happen this way in many other places.  The morning is filled with an assembly where we have songs in different languages, skits, and a flag ceremony.  Carrying the flag for their passport country is a great honour.  Usually a flag is carried by the student that has been at the school the longest.  It is hard to distinguish which country everyone comes from because the students cheer loudly for their home country as well as their host country. 

  We then go into different games from different parts of the world.  It is a fun time.  This year Todd introduced the game of tchoukball to the students.  It is a fun, fast paced game that was invented by a Swiss Doctor to focus on fairplay and sportsmanship.  Players are not allowed to guard opponents or intercept passes but to try catch the ball that has been thrown against a rebound net.  They are to not let the ball hit the ground which would result in a point for the other team.  It was a lot of fun. 

We then get together for a large school picture in the gym.  We really like that time as we all get together to have our picture taken.  We are all standing close together and having a good time.  The day ends with a staff vs. student flag football game and a firework display that always turns out interesting.  Here are some other pictures for you to see of the fun things that we get to do.

 After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people, and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb.  They were wearing white robes and holding palm branches in their hands.  Rev. 7:9

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