Students from Mekaela Ratinga Primary School, Situated at Kona Musa- in Ukunda, were treated to a special occasion where they each received a pair of German Quality School Shoes-Made in Kenya by ROMIKA.
ShuShu are the maiden brand of School shoes manufactured in Kenya using German Technology, at the ROMIKA factory in Mwabungo along the Ukunda-Ramisi Road.
The Shoes were donated by the school sponsors, who ensured that each of the schools' students would have a decent pair of shoes when going to school.
Click on the video below to see how the students were overjoyed at getting a new pair of school shoes.
Mekaela Academies is proud to have one of its high school's i.e. Lulu Girls High School, represent Kenya in this international Project- "Connecting Youth".
The project digitally connects three classes from (3)three countries and is an example of the possibilities of international exchange through video conferences.
The aim is to arouse interest and understanding for other cultures and to introduce young people to English as a lively and useful language through concrete application situations. With competent technology partners, Zoom and Logitech support “Connecting Youth” and enable the students to get to know, understand and apply technical solutions.
On October 26th, 2021, the first of the (6) six digital meetings of three school classes from Germany, Denmark and Kenya took place. In addition to the students and teachers, representatives from Zoom and Logitech were also there.
Here is the Introductory video sent by students from Lulu Girls High school to their counterparts in Denmark and Germany.
Students this week have begun their end of term examinations, and will be closing school on 30th September, 2021.
We understand that during the exam week, the students usually feel stressed with their brains working on "over-drive". It's on this backdrop that we organized a Zumba dance session-at Manuel Alexander School- to have them dance-out the stress and rejuvenate before tackling the rest of their examinations.
They totally had fun and we wish them all the best in their examinations.
Click on the video, get your dancing shoes ready and have a go!
The students at Mekaela Weber Primary School, had been yearning for their turn to use the recently launched Mekaela Electronic Voting and Tallying system, and hence on 20th September, 2021 their wishes came true.
The system provided them with an opportunity to vote for their student leaders of choice in a digital fashion.
This was a great learning opportunity for the learners, parents and teachers who attended the function.
We believe that with this system, the learners will be able to appreciate the impact technology has in their lives now and in the future.
Click on the video below to watch the highlights of the election day:
Mekaela Weber Primary School, based in Kombani area, has a very vibrant Art Club led by the patron-Mr. Aloise Ochieng.
Mr. Aloise doubles up as the Art, Craft and Music subject teacher in Grade 4 & 5.
The Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) brought back the Art, Craft and Music subject in Primary schools after almost two decades.
The club held their first ever Art Gallery and Exhibition on 11th September, 2021. The Art work presented was themed "Creativity within", whereby every student showcased their own individual creation made using locally available materials.
The Legendary Pablo Picasso once said "Every Child is an Artist..." and at Mekaela we strive to nurture our students in a holistic manner, encouraging gifts, talents and passions to thrive alongside their academic activities.
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On 9th September, 2021; students from Mekaela Ratinga Primary School had their turn to use the Electronic Voting and Tallying system to elect their student leaders.
Unlike many other schools, that either conduct manual elections i.e. paper based; we at Mekaela are leading the pack in pioneering this electronic system that guarantees learners their Democratic right to vote using the 'secret-ballot' method, integrity of the ballots cast, and real-time tallying and result analysis.
The process also enhances their Digital Competencies especially given the fact that we're in the 21st Century, and with the CBC curriculum encompassing the digital co-competencies that the learners are supposed to attain.
We also know that this system and election process, will shape the children into great Kenyan and Global Citizens.
The video below highlights the key events of the entire election process at Mekaela Ratinga Primary School
On the 25th of August, 2021 students at Mekaela Likunda Primary School had the opportunity to elect their student leaders using the newly-launched Electronic Voting and Tallying system.
The students had first-hand experience on the benefits of technology integration in the voting, tallying and election-result analysis.
The Elections were fair, credible and done in record time.
Watch the video below to see how the process of voting was carried out.
This week, we launched the first ever Electronic/online Student Governing Council Voting and election tallying in the history of Mekaela Academies.
Our Pioneer institution- Mekaela Manuel Alexander School, had the enviable chance of pioneering the use of technology in student elections.
For long, our students were used to the manual voting i.e. ballot casting, counting, and tallying.
As our schools have continued to embrace and incorporate ICT in classrooms; the students were at the ripe-stage where they would be introduced to this new style of voting.
Electronic voting offers a myriad of advantages as compared to manual voting, among these include: Fast & efficient ballot casting; no-paper work (saving a tree); fair and transparent elections with minimal human-interference; no spoiled votes; real-time vote tallying and analysis.
The students enjoyed the process which, in a school of over 250 students, took under 2hours to complete the entire voting, tallying and result announcement. We had seven polling stations each equipped with a clerk, a returning officer, an observer, a tablet, and voters master roll.
The exercise was made a success by the close co-operation between Teachers (polling clerks & returning officers), I.C.T Department, school administration, students, security team and the management for facilitating the entire event.
The Mekaela Academies Fraternity congratulates Zawadi Faith (pictured below) on clinching the Student Governing Council President's Position. We wish her all the best as she leads her team in this academic year.
Click on the video below to watch how the election process was:
“When women are educated, their countries become stronger and more prosperous.” by Michelle Obama
This is our principle at Lulu Girls High School. We strive to inspire Excellence, by Building Character and Preparing Students for Success in A Changing World.
Come, enroll you daughter today in one of the leading and top-performing secondary schools in Kwale County and the Region.
Lulu Boys High School is one of the top performing schools in Kwale County and the Country at large.
We value holistic learning which involves High quality teaching, coupled with continuous character development and Talent enhancement.
We're keen to ensure high standards of student welfare and general wellness.
Enroll your son today and watch them grow into responsible men in the society.