A scholar's view of BDA
By Margaret (aka Maggy)
How can I explain Bahati Division Academy!? A home away from home, a place full of love and comfort. Modelled all rounded students and leaders of today, not tomorrow, who will impact their world positively. I am a beneficiary of KES and was sponsored through my education. This is the way bright and needy students get a chance of attaining quality education.
I was in the pioneer class of 2012. I did very well and was admitted to one of the best national schools in Kenya; The Kenya High School. I recently did my KCSE in the year 2016 and attained an average grade of B+ (AGP 72 points). I hope to pursue Civil Engineering in The University of Nairobi. I am who I am today thanks to BDA and its directors (Joseph and Lydia).
The institution is built in a very conducive environment to facilitate learning. Good and modern facilities ranging from clean classrooms, more than enough text books, exercise books, spacious dormitories, as well as a modern library and a music room to make learning fun and easy.
The teachers are very helpful, committed and hardworking. They ensure that the syllabus is well covered leaving no stone unturned. They always help the students and ensure that they are prepared for their examinations. This in turn results in a very good performance from the students. We set the pace and the rest follow.
Extra curriculum activities such as ball games, athletics and drama festivals are encouraged and well funded to help in the shaping of rounded individuals. The school manages to reach national targets especially in drama and music. For us education does not only cover books but keeping fit and healthy too. The support staff employed make sure students get a well-balanced diet, good transport and care. We are treated with love and thus BDA feels more or less like home. BDA is an institution founded on a strong Christian foundation. All staff ensure that we are as comfortable as possible.
Students get good medical check ups and attention to ensure that they remain healthy and in a good state of mind to ensure their learning has little or no interruptions. The school nurses ensure that the unwell students are professionally attended to.
In addition, students are taught leadership skills to ensure the nurturing of talents and preparation of future roles offered in leadership posts. Positions ranging from the school head to class prefects are there to cultivate the talents of our future leaders who will impact their society positively.
Lastly, BDA is a place where rounded individuals emerge with academic excellence, as innovative and creative leaders. Respect, hard work , competence, confidence, unity, love, care and Godliness are all cultivated in BDA. What can I say? BDA is the place to be for us to impact our world and make a difference!