About 36 young people from 17 countries of the Commonwealth assembled in Nairobi yesterday (Tuesday) at the invitation of President Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya.
About 36 young people from 17 countries of the Commonwealth assembled in Nairobi yesterday (Tuesday) at the invitation of President Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya. They are recipients of the Commonwealth Gold Award. They arrived in Kenya with Mr. Alfred Blake, the Director of the Duke of Edinburgh's. Award Scheme. Mr. Blake said that the scheme presented a challenge to the young people to enjoy themselves taking part in the wide variety activities. Giving service to the people was part of the program.
SYNOPSIS: Nairobi Town Hall was the jumping off point for a tour of Kenya by 36 young people, all holders of Commonwealth Gold Awards. They started the five-week tour on Tuesday.
Nairobi's Mayor Miss Margaret Kenyatta welcomed the director of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme, Mr Alfred Blake -- he's accompanying the youngsters during their tour. They had assembled in the capital at the express invitation of Kenya's President Jomo Kenyatta. The youngsters come from as far afield as Britain, Canada, and the Caribbean.
To internationalise the proceeding further, another of the young people presented Miss Kenyatta with an official letter of friendship from New South Wales. Part of the aim of the visit is for the young people to give service to others. They will spend ten days in Maralal working in conjunction with the Kenya Voluntary Development Association.
Also handed over to Miss Kenyatta the crest of the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. The group's visit to Kenya will include a fifteen-day mountain-climbing expedition. Then there will be a trip to Mombasa, where the group will meet President Kenyatta.