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Archive for February, 2010

Ssubi featured in the Examiner.com

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Check out this article on The Ssubi Foundation and Philip a Director of the Foundation.

Yoga Anyone….

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010
 The Ssubi Foundation would like to thank Leslie Lawrence and the Glencoe Club for hosting toonie yoga, with all profits going to The Ssubi Foundation. We had a great turn- out and participants enjoyed a fantastic karma yoga class and Philip shared some photos and experiences about Ssubi.
 
Toonie Yoga

Toonie Yoga

 
Toonie Yoga

Toonie Yoga

Dusman Update from Uganda

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

 Dusman just returned from Gulu, where he visited sponsor children and the schools we support.

 Good news from Lela Obaro, they faired well on national exams with 18 second grades, just missing by one point three first grades. This is a good sign, as Northern Uganda has not faired well on national exams in the past due to a civil conflict disrupting the educational system. The teachers and administration feel they can still improve, especially with all the new resources provided by Ssubi in the summer of 2009.

Just a few months after Ssubi finished building the library and teacher accommodations with the first structures to have solar lights and iron sheets on the roof in the area, MTN, a local cell phone company, build a similar quality medical facility in the town center. This trend at Lela Obaro is extremely positive and shows commitment and momentum for rebuilding.

Our sponsor children in Gulu, Opio George in secondary school and Jordan and Beatrice, in primary school continue to pass, but each has a challenging subject. We are considering a tutor program to help these students achieve their best. Ssubi sponsor children are often moved to higher quality schools resulting in a period of time where they must catch up.

Back in Kampala, Lilly Kindergarten and Primary school is doing well, since the reconstruction of their school by the Foundation, they have received examination status and for the first time will sit national exams as they now have students continuing to Primary 7. In addition Collin, our sponsor child continues to improve his grades.

As we See it Photo Exhibit

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

The Fig Tree Foundation (www.figtreefoundation.org) is hosting the “As we see it photo exhibit” from Feb 5-28, 2010. This free photo exhibit highlights work of Calgary-based international development organizations. It’s a great way to learn more about the efforts of fellow Calgarians around the world.  The Susbi Foundation has three photos on display. The exhibit is open from 9am to 9pm daily, at Western Canadian Digital (1601 19th Ave SE) in the main lobby. Thanks to The Fig Tree Foundation for organizing and promoting this great opportunity