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Running and Sports Preparation

Nation-wide we have Inter-school sports competitions this term. Our young people are actually particularly athletic and love volleyball and football throughout the year. This season though, they’ve been quite intensely practising running and relay practice.

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4 Brick Kilns

We have built 9 classrooms, and admin block, almost 3 homes for children and many other structures–all from the bricks built on our own land. This is the normal technique throughout East Africa and the bricks provide excellent structural integrity. Our latest 4 kilns...

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Our Wonderful Staff at the School

Our hard working staff of teachers is a key to the children feeling well-cared for. Most children have hardly even heard English when they join us, many have had extremely difficult lives so far, and most haven’t learnt even basics of life such as bathing, toilet...

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Our Graduates Doing Well in Secondary School

For the last 4 years, we have been not only supporting the orphans and disadvantaged young people as they study at our elementary/primary school, but as they graduate, we have continued fully supporting quite a number who are very focused on going far academically and...

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Ik Tribe Students Joining Us Again

11 years ago, we were involved in a team which took hand-cranked tape recorders with Bible stories in the Ik language up to the extreme north east of Uganda. This tribe had never heard these stories in their own language. The Bible stories meant a great deal to them...

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Fantastic Gift of Brand New Text Books!

What a way to start 2016 off with a bang! Our dear friends at Let’s Go Travel donated most generously, 3 complete sets of Text books for each of our classes! These books are exactly what each class needs to help them understand every subject and point on the...

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Getting Ready for National Exams

In Uganda, we don’t have accumulated grading, with credit for work done throughout the year, so far, until the system updates, it all depends on one exam. This is most impactful for those finishing elementary (Primary) school. Their whole futures in secondary school...

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Life Around the School

We’ve been really enjoying life at the school amidst the very serious studies going on with end of year exams coming really soon. Below–teachers challenge the students to a lively volleyball game. Both sides are actually really good. An enthusiastic group of watches...

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Our Top P7 Class Excursion to Learn About Their Country

The children we have in our school have mostly come from very disadvantaged backgrounds. Most have not seen even a small town, a lake, or any real development since they come from mud huts in the deepest and most remote villages. To help in their exposure to the world...

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End of Term 2 Awards and Ceremony

Traditionally, the end of each term schools love to celebrate all that has been accomplished. After a series of exams, it’s always a very welcome break and reward. This term again, we awarded children who had either excelled academically, or in their attitudes, their...

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Building of Children’s Homes Continuing

We have been putting a lot of emphasis on finalizing two children’s houses. We look forward to the time in the future when we can plant trees, hedges, put in flowers and such–but it’s all step by step, as funds allow. We are very happy with our painters (who also...

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Exams, Painting and Progress

Each child is giving it their best this week as we’re finishing up Mid-term exams for Term 2. Taking exams regularly helps us find which areas the children don’t understand well enough yet, and which they easily grasp. Here, our teaching staff between classes with...

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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