The Carmel Blossom members were enrolled at the beginning of the academic year 2017 with Sr. Elizabeth Mutuku as the animator. Students from Form I to III enrolled and by the end of February, there were 61 members. Meetings were held weekly in the mornings every Monday. The new office bearers were chosen at the end of February and duties assigned to each. The following were selected as the office bearers:-
- Vivian Mghoi – Student President
- Joyce Gathigia – Vice-president
- Tatiana Gati – Secretary
- Tracy Wairimu – Vice-secretary
- Cindy Wanjiru – Treasurer
SERVICE ACTIVITY TO CHILDREN’S HOME AT THE COMPASSIONATE HOME FOR THE DISABLED
This exposure programme was held on 18th June 2017 and all the Carmel Blossoms eagerly participated in it. The Carmel Blossoms met the children, interacted and entertained them which was a learning experience for them. The Carmel blossoms offered them some food items, construction materials and some cash as support. During the following meeting, an evaluation was conducted and the objectives of the exposure activity registered.
FEAST OF OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL
The Carmel Blossoms prepared well by having some lessons about our Lady of Mt. Carmel. Scapular devotion was specially stressed at the meetings.
This was held on 7th September 2017 Form Ones to Form Three students who were regular and ready by showing favor to continue as Carmel Blossoms. The initiation ceremony took place in the convent chapel at 5.15pm where 21members were initiated. After the ceremony all the members met as a group outside the convent and had some refreshments.
RECOLLECTION AND PRAYER
This was held on 7th September 2017. It was conducted by Sr. Elizabeth. All members were present for the prayer session in the chapel. It was a very good occasion to thank God and our Lady of Mt. Carmel for the blessings of our unit during the year and as a preparation for the new members who were initiated the same day. They sang hymns to Mother Veronica to whom they have great devotion.
The Carmel Blossoms expressed gratitude to the management and their animators for the year and all Sisters of the Apostolic Carmel for giving them chance to be part of the Apostolic Carmel Family.
Report by Sr. Elizabeth Mutuku AC