On Friday, August 8, The Inner City Mission (ICM) Nursery and Primary School had her first-ever Graduation Ceremony. Besides the 52 pre-teens moving on to High School, the ICM had 16 children graduating from Nursery School and 30 kids in the school’s Bridge Program receiving certificates of completion.
The graduating pupils strode into the auditorium, resplendent in their beautiful graduation robes, singing the processional hymn, “May we be a shining light to the nations.” They were ushered to their seats amidst cheers from their families, friends and students/faculty of the school. Several speeches were made, mostly commendation and farewell addresses to the outgoing pupils.
In attendance were some of the BLW Nation’s highly esteemed partners and ICM sponsors, Pastor Lanre Alabi of CE Lagos Zone 1, Pastor Vale Odu-Thomas of CE Lagos Zone 2, Pastor Monica Abu, among others. It was great that the partners/sponsors could join the kids and their families to celebrate this milestone that could have remained a dream but is now a reality.
A major high point of the day’s event was the presentation of awards. Several of the pupils got commendation awards for good conduct while outgoing school prefects got Leadership Commitment Awards. Director of CE Lagos Zone 1, Pastor Lanre Alabi, prayed for the graduating kids, speaking into their future and sending them forth with words of power.
The students of the ICM School obtain quality education, school kits and daily school meals for free as a result of the commitment of the partners of the Inner City Mission. To join the Inner City Mission in coloring more dreams, visit www.theinnercitymission.org/icmschool.
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