As Rondo is sited on the edge of a government forest reserve, trees are an everyday concern of life. From the short term climate advantages that tree planting instantly brings to the longer term investment for fruit-bearing and timber production, trees are bringing green benefits to the environment. Teak- tiki- in Swahili grows very well and the two pictures show the nursery trees which are raised by the water point in Chiponda, just down the hill from College and a field of maturing Teak trees planted by schoolboys around five years ago and growing well.
Christmas Day at Rondo was a joyous time. Many people from the adjacent village of Mnara were invited to come to worship at the chapel, regardeless of their faith. Many civil employees such as the Ward Education Officer, village council officers and people employed at the College as workers and drivers are based in the village. There was a special lunch after church and then many joined in a mass tree planting around College.
Freedom Ambikilile, Academic Master of Rondo and Fr Linus Buriani went on air this week to promote Rondo Junior Seminary and invite applications for new students. The new term begins soon and new pupils are preparing to arrive.