The Alumni Picnic 2019 at Mount Longonot
By Diana Irungu
The TUK alumni had their day out with their families at Mount Longonot on June 1st, 2019. Mount Longonot is a stratovolcano located at the southeast of Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya.it was established in order to conserve and maintain wildlife in Kenya.
The planning of the day out started three weeks prior to the event where a committee was formed to plan and members were encourage to book their seats and the response was quite encouraging.
On the event day the people responsible met for shopping at around 6.30am and shopped at Naivas Moi Avenue and OTC. Members also started arriving as from 6.45am and assembled at TUK main gate. At 7.45am, our departure from TUK and arrived to the venue at 10am. On arrival we had a prayer and thanked God for the journey mercies and later assembled for a brief interaction and introduction before we started the activities for the day.
At around 11.20am we assembled at the entrance of the park and we started the hike and moved as a group as we all enjoyed the Mountain View and the hike together. By 4pm we were back to the bus and shared the experience of the day as we took the snacks that we had bought for the day
At 5pm we all boarded the bus and left for Nairobi and arriving at 7pm and everyone went to their various destinations. Total number of members present was 53 which included Alumni members and families
Each Alumni member contributed 900 shillings total amount raised was 47,700 which catered for transport (hiring of the church bus), Entrance fee and buying of the snacks, soda and drinking water. It was a great and a memorable day for everyone, we thank God for the success of the event, and we also appreciate the organizing committee for their effective planning and to all members for availing themselves and supporting the event through contributions. We sincerely thank our chaplain, Rev Fr Dr Ndikaru Wa Teresia for much encouragement and prayers he has given ever to us to be a strong as Alumni family.