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HOSTEL GROUPINGS – WHAT’S IN A NAME

SPARTANS (Nile, Limpopo, Juba, Congo)

House Tutors – Richard Domey & Joyce Dzide-Tei

Nile/Limpopo Hostels

Named after River Nile and Limpopo respectively, these hostels have a capacity of 46 and are currently a home to 43 boys. River Nile is the longest river in the world and lies in Kenya, Eritrea, Congo, Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia.. Most of Ancient Egypt’s historical sites are located along the banks of the Nile River including cities such as Luxor and Cairo. Today, 50 million people live within a few miles of the river and completely depend on its water. The river is home to many fish and provides a valuable source of food.

River Limpopo is the second largest river in South Africa. It is about 1,600 km long and flows through Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Mozambique where it empties into the Indian Ocean. It also acts as a boarder that separates South Africa from Zimbabwe. The River supplies water the nearby villages. Limpopo means waterfalls in Zulu, Xhosa, Siswati and Ndebele.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/living-near-the-river-nile/9023.html and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limpopo_River

Juba/Congo Hostels

These twin hostels are named after The Rivers Juba and Congo. The Juba River, found in southern Somali (Wabiga Jubba), begins at the border with Ethiopia, where the Dawa and Ganale Dorya rivers meet and flows directly south to the Indian Ocean, where it empties at the Goobweyn juncture.

The Congo River (previously known as the Zaire River) is the deepest river in the world, the third largest by volume of water discharged and the ninth longest river. The Congo gets its name from the ancient Kingdom of Kongo which inhabited the lands at the mouth of the river and has The Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo (both named after her) lying along hers banks.

What they have to say about themselves

Spartans are friendly. We are an eclectic group of young people with class and a flair for mathematics. Recently, we have produced the top scholars of the school. We are family.

Nationalities Currently Represented

Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Great Britain, Kenya, Lesotho, Nigeria, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, United States, Zimbabwe,

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