Friday, May 31, 159 students of the Village Chance celebrated the end of the school year in the presence of all the teachers. The ceremony was punctuated by songs and dances of the students of the 5 classes.

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During the school year, the students had many extracurricular activities such as music, dance, taekwondo, circus, summer activities, etc. The event was the time they were able to show their different talent! Some little girls sang songs under the admiration and applause of their classmates and teachers.

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One of the classes had made their own costumes in the recycling theme. The students wore their beautiful outfits made from plastics, cardboard boxes, crepe paper, etc.

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In addition to the students from Village Chance, a group of students from Hongkong joined the ceremony with a dance and a song. The children were very happy!

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At the end of the morning, the teachers came on stage and were offered bouquets of flowers by their students. Then the students received their diploma and a gift. We said goodbye to students in class 5, those who continue their studies in a junior high school next year.

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Despite some educational difficulties encountered because of age inequalities between students within the same class, the different ability of acquisition of knowledge – some students started the grade 1 without having been in kindergarten -, the unjustified absences still numerous, the abandonment of studies by some pupils during the year and the disinterest of parents in their children’s learning, 63.7% of students were rewarded during this school year 2018 – 2019 for their achievements and their ability to overcome their difficulties.

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This annual ceremony is therefore an opportunity to close the school year by congratulating the students and letting them express themselves through the songs and dances, but also to wish them a great holiday!


Text: Eléonore