St. Joseph Rapogi Alumni Association (JORAPS) had a successful second annual alumni reunion. The first reunion took place in 2017 after the official registration at the Register of Societies Kenya. Over the past one year, JORAPS has seen immense growth from 103 members to over 400 members with one member serving on the Board of Management.
The reunion kicks off with a visit to a local radio station, Radio Ramogi, for a talk show on the role of alumni in supporting the mighty St Joseph Rapogi, a trendsetter education Institution in Migori County. Our Organizing Secretary Mr. Nixon Obare represented us; the talk centered on the role of the alumni association in curbing fire outrages in high schools. Which have been on the rise in the recent years. St. Joseph Rapogi was a victim of this fire carnage. The school former dining hall, now serving as dormitory due to the upsurge of the student population had been torched. This incident had united alumni in grieve, and a demonstration of love for alma mater as evidenced in this Facebook thread: https://www.facebook.com/stjosephrapogi/posts/10155612148142621.The 32 alumni present at the school contributed Ksh 170,000 toward an ongoing Harambee toward the Construction of a 600-bed dormitory.
This year’s reunion was to launch the alumni library project architectural structure and later during the reunion party, plan for its construction. Alumni student engagement during the reunion focused on building the alumni library. All expertise is on a pro bono basis by the alumni. The School Board of Management in recognizing alumni as a strategic partner in the school management invited alumni to be part of shaping the school development priorities and in supporting the current Student. The student promised to express their gratitude for the increased alumni activity and support by getting good grades, joining in a bull slaughtering event after the good results and then paying it forward.
Written by Eddy, Assistant Secretary for JAROPS.
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