Education Diplomacy Program 2015 -

H.E. Ambassador Robinson Githae Visit to Hopewell Valley Central High School

In 2015, the students of Hopewell Valley Central High School hosted the Kenya Ambassador and Kenyan people residing near Hopewell.

Honorable Robinson Njeru Githae, Kenya’s ambassador to the United States, his wife Alice W. Njeru, Ronnie Mutethia, Second Secretary/Trade and Melissa Sarmiento visited Hopewell Valley June 12-13, 2015 as part of the Global Connections Educational Diplomacy Program at Hopewell Valley Regional School District in New Jersey. The Educational Diplomacy Program goal is to provide high school students an opportunity to gobeyond the classroom regarding education-related issues and global service learning to promote peace.

The ambassador visited the Hopewell Valley Central High School led by HVCHS Global Connections students. They were able to visit the GCC Kenya Poster exhibit in the Media Center and see GCK photos showing places and activities during the students and teachers past visits to Kenya.

Welcome Letter; Chairman David Angwenyi, Ph.D

On behalf of the Planning Committee, I am pleased to welcome H.E. Honorable Ambassador Robinson Njeru Githae, Embassy of Kenya, Washington D.C. to the second Global Connections Diplomacy Program at Hopewell Valley Regional School District in New Jersey.

The goal of the educational Diplomacy Program is to provide high school students the opportunity to go beyond the classroom in regard to global service learning in order to promote peace. Through our 2015 Guest Ambassador Series, students get an opportunity to interact with diplomats to appreciate the important role diplomacy plays in working towards peace, justice, and shared opportunities among the people of the world.
As a school community, we are excited and honored to have H.E. Ambassador Robinson Githae visit our area to learn about the unique and special relationship we have forged with the people of Kenya.

I am happy to announce that through the collaboration of Global Connections Kenya, Seeds to Sew International and the Dhanjal family, a Kenya House is now a reality in Hopewell Valley. The grand opening by H.E. Ambassador Githae on June 13th will be a giant step towards strengthening the strong ties Hopewell Valley has built with Kenyan communities. Kenya House is a place to gather with friends, colleagues, and community members to network, share ideas and put them into action. Visitors will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the Kenyan culture by sampling Kenyan cuisine, hearing the Swahili language spoken, listening to Kenyan music, and socializing in a modern-style Kenyan home.

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