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The most exciting news yet for Strive for Excellence…

We have just completed the purchase of an acre of land in Irovo, destined to be the site of the new nursery/primary school: Shalom Academy.

The purchase took some time because we not only had to meet the legal requirements (through a lawyer, very similar to the UK), but also get the agreement of neighbourhood elders, chiefs and the wider community in two gatherings known as Barazas — one for the purchase and another for the subdivision of the land. In all, around 100 people from Irovo attended the outdoor meetings — at least in the future nobody can say they didn’t see it coming.

Now we’ve got to build the bloody thing.

(Below, the best pic yet of the new land with Vitalis and a crop of maize ready to be harvested.)