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Archive for January, 2012

Adjusting to a new school

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Dusman was at St Henry High School today to check on sponsor children we moved from Gulu to Kampala for their candidate years. He says they are all adjusting well and seem happy with their new living arrangements. Here are some pictures of Michael, Opio and Carol in their new uniforms having a chat with Dusman. Anyone who has met Dusman knows they are likely getting some very valuable advise on how to make the most of this golden opportunity.

Kampala Express

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Michael, Opio and Carol arrived in Kampala this week to check out their new high school. They were greeted by Dusman and provided with some new digs so they keep looking smart and were then taken on a tour of their new school. Check out some of the pictures of them arriving and Kampala.

Secondary students move to Kampala.

Monday, January 16th, 2012

After a lot of discussion internally and with our sponsor children in Uganda we have decided to move the Ssubi sponsor students attending secondary school (high school) in Gulu to a secondary school in Kampala. We think it is important for the sponsor children because the level of education is higher, enabling them to compete on the application process for post secondary institutions. All four students, Carol, Daniel, Micheal and Opio have been enrolled in St. Henry High School in Kampala. They will be moving to their new school Jan 20th, a week before classes begin, to help them adjust to their new environment. When we asked each student if they wanted to go to Kampala, they all said yes. Their reasons; they will  be in an english speaking environment which will help them progress with the language;  the level of education at Kampala schools is much higher, giving them more opportunities in the future; and it’s Kampala, the capital city, where they have never being but only heard about.  We are also pleased to the have them all in the same school so they can support each other emotionally with the change. This is a very exciting time for our students and we are very proud of all of them and wish them the best of luck in their new school.

New High School in Kampala

Lab in the new High School

Thanks Domicile

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

We would like to thank Domicile Interiors for their donation to The Ssubi Foundation on behalf of the Richard Theriault Memorial Library at Lela Obaro Primary School. We are working with Lela Obaro Primary School to provide assistance for the training of their new librarian.  When the library was first developed, one of the teachers was placed in charge, but the demands of ensuring a clean and efficient library were difficult to accomplish while maintaining full time teaching duties. We were thrilled when the school management and parents teachers association decided they needed to hire a full time librarian to ensure the best use of their library.

Kiss the Darkness Goodbye

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

There was all kinds of jubilation from the orphans of Lilly Primary School, when the Solar Engineer, Dirisa switched on the solar lights for the girls dormitory. “We shall have lights 24 hours and for sure, we have kissed good bye to darkness. This is our Christmas gift” said Priscilla the headmistress of Lilly Primary School. The Ssubi Foundation and Lilly Primary School would like to thank the Charuk family for providing the funds to enable the foundation to install solar lighting for the girls dormitory. In addition, the solar systems was set up to enable cell phone charging, a key feature for caregivers and school administration staying on site.

Installing the lights.

Happy girls in their well lit dormitory.