The form 5 class of 1998 spent the first weekend of December in Swaziland, at Waterford Kamhlaba. This was a well-planned event which was driven by Celeste Jacobs (Swaziland, WK 92-98). Alumni attended all the way from Tanzania, Botswana, South Africa and different parts of Swaziland. They first spent the Friday evening at the Millin, a social hangout spot in Mbabane. Everyone seemed to enjoy the reunion. They spent Saturday at Waterford Kamhlaba enjoying nice food, drinks, dance and great discussions on how best to contribute to the advancement of the school. On Sunday morning they visited Mantenga Cultural Village to enjoy the beauty of Swazi cultural heritage.
Gondwani Mkandawire (Malawi, WK 92-96) was the star of the weekend. Cracking jokes, sharing stories and playing a bit of basketball. Laughter, stories and a walk down memory lane was the theme of the weekend. Walking into the rooms at Emhlabeni Modisa (Botswana, WK 92-98) and Mpendulo Dlamini (Swaziland, WK 92-98) looked at each other in shock. “I cannot believe that these students have their own heaters now,” they exclaimed. “ We used to have one gas heater for the boys’ side that we used to all gather around,” they continued.
The class of 96 has not stopped bringing an impact in the community. Sharon Neves (Swaziland, WK 92-98) shared with her classmates about the community service project she is running in the Shiselweni region. This is a sanitary pad campaign which includes 120 Nkwene High School girls. The class contributed to ensure that these girls have a Christmas holiday present.