By Chancy Namadzunda:
One of the oldest private schools in the country, New Era School, has embarked on a campaign to celebrate its thirty years of existence.
The campaign will see former New Era School students participating in quizzes to win different prizes.
The school will also provide discounted fees for all of its alumni in the upcoming academic year.
New Era was founded in 1993. “We are one of the oldest private schools in Malawi.
“We have innovated, weathered the storms and succeeded at sending thousands and thousands of students to university. At the dawn of this momentous occasion we wish to get in touch with all of our former students to ask them where they are, and what they are doing,” said the directors and founders
They said the school is keen to hear from alumni.
If you attended New Era School, share some of your fondest memories with the management by calling in to the various radio campaigns, or by simply emailing the directors (email@example.com) with the headline: Alumni. State your name, year of attendance, contact details and share some of your warm experiences at New Era School.
By conducting quizzes on different media platforms like radio stations the school aims to give away t-shirts and golf shirts in celebration its thirtieth anniversary. The school will offer weekly prizes from august until the new academic year in October.
The directors said the quiz questions will mostly tackle the school’s history as well as its legacy in the education sector of Malawi.
“For example, we want our former students to rekindle their fondest experiences; remember and honour their former teachers; recall the values of our school and so on,” they said.
New Era School is located in Ntcheu, and it has a primary school, as well as a boy’s school and a girl’s school on separate campuses.
The school’s mission statement is to provide twenty-first century holistic education to a standard
that’s competitive on a global scale. At one time, the school had a group of visiting teachers from Canada and England who were working for USAID, cementing the significance and the quality of education they have delivered for over 30 years it has been in existence.
This academic year it will work with Africa’s leading education platform Ubuntu to introduce new students to a holistic approach to education centred on information technology.