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Learn More About the Ik Tribe

While some of you understand we are schooling extremely disadvantaged kids and young people, perhaps a little glimpse into the lives of the Ik in the remote mountains on the Uganda/Kenya border right near Sudan might make it clearer. These are the actual brothers,...

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Our Ik Tribe Pupils and Students

At the beginning of each Term holiday and at the end of the year, we rent a bus to take the 36 Ik Community young people back to their mountains, their culture and their unique language.

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“Make Hay While the Sun Shines”

At this time of year, February, we are able to buy maize/corn and beans at the best time of the whole year. We had our own harvest and it has been dried and bagged, and we did some significant buying from local farms who had maize this year. The challenge is, with so...

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Our Secondary Student Work Force

We are now fully supporting 34 in their further studies after they leave our school. Many graduates, when their uncles see what great results they got in the National PLE exam, begin to study at secondary schools across the country. Some though, have no means of...

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Our Graduates Excelling in Secondary Schools

Since our school covers Primary/Elementary classes only, we bring in some of the most disadvantaged children, many of whom not only don’t speak English, but have almost zero experience at personal care, such as brushing teeth (with a brush and paste instead of a...

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2017 off to a Great Start!

It’s been exciting getting off to a new year! Our pupils have been very busy with their beginning of term exams and initial studies. We brought in a group of 12 new Ik young people who had not had a chance at schooling and we’re very happy to give them this chance of...

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Sports Day and Football

Football and Volleyball are the current most popular sports at our school, yet recently on our Sports Day, we had a range of games to give each one a chance to excel and to enjoy life together. Our football team with Teacher Opiyo. We walk to schools within a few...

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Excursion for Top Class to Historical Site

A notable historical site call Fort Patiko lies not too many kilometers from our school, so since it’s part of the curriculum, we arrange an excursion to learn the history each year. Our top class wrote a lot of notes in their books since there were so many...

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All Taking Turns to Help on Our Farm

We began this school project depending on donor funding–and continue to need it. Our ultimate goal though, is to move towards self-sustainability. One of the main elements to help us achieve that is in this is … our farm. After classes, classes take turns in the later...

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End of Term 1 Celebrations

Each term it’s exciting for the children to have a chance to receive awards and recognition for their hard work during the term. We give award certificates to children from each class, not only for the top academically, but to encourage others–like the “Most Improved”...

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New Librarian!

We are so excited that our new Librarian is so well educated and skilled. She is also very good with computer, so when we eventually get solar power  she’ll be able to competently help the children with research, watching video clips, movies and utilizing other...

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I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters
to create many ripples. --Mother Teresa