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Join us in a Celebration of Play

April 25th, 2014

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Join us Thursday, June 5th at Hotel Arts for The Ssubi Foundation Annual Fundraiser.  Tickets are $50.00 and can be purchased on our events page.

Save the Date – Thursday June 5th 2014

April 12th, 2014

The Ssubi Foundations Annual Fundraiser will be held at Hotel Arts on Thursday, June 5th 2014. Please join us in a celebration of play, where we highlight the Foundations efforts to support play at primary schools in Uganda. More information coming soon.

RRLWG helping other women’s groups

March 1st, 2014

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The Rwot Rubanga Lakica Women’s Group (RRLWG) recently provided us with an update of the Ssubi funded training program they are facilitating. To date RRLWG has trained six womens groups through our initiative, including sessions on village savings and loans concepts, guiding rules and regulations for group governance, registration process, record keeping and group vision. The Ssubi Foundation would like to continue to support the training program over the next year, including return visits to document success, changes and additional training needs.

 

Thank you Tanya Eklund

February 26th, 2014

The Ssubi Foundation would like to thank Tanya Eklund for her continued support. Tanya has been a long time friend to the Foundation and has played an active role in our success.

Way to go Beatrice!

February 26th, 2014

We are thrilled to announce that one of the sponsor children we support, Beatrice, who has been with us since P3 (Grade 3), recently graduated from primary 7 in Gulu with a 1st grade in national exams. Last week she joined Winnie in Kampala at secondary school. We are very proud of  Beatrice and appreciate her hard work and effort.

More sand please!

February 26th, 2014

Dusman was recently in Gulu visiting the playgrounds we installed this summer and topped both up with fresh sand. School was out, so the playgrounds were less busy making the job easier.

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Grade 12 Graduates

February 9th, 2014

 

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Evelyn and Dusman recently met with Opio, Michael and Carol who have all graduated from Grade 12 in Kampala. They have all returned to live in Gulu, we wish them the best of luck in all future endeavors. Danielle also in photo, returned to senior 3 this week in Gulu.

Winnie off to S3

February 9th, 2014

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Winnie arrives at her new school in Kampala where she will be entering S3 (grade 10).  Winnie continues to be one of our top sponsor children and we wish her the best of luck this school year.

The Swings Get a Local Overhaul

November 11th, 2013

The playgrounds are still experiencing a high level of use, this week Joni and Evelyn visited Lela Obaro Primary School  to check on the playgrounds. They found the swings out of order, the seats were no longer useable, having come apart from the chain. A local solution was quickly developed, they used parts from a truck chassis to create a really strong metal seat (see pictures). This seems to work like a charm and the kids are happy to be on the swings again.

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Teacher support at Teddie

October 7th, 2013

Teddie Primary school was recently visited by Save the Children whom have agreed to pay salaries for seven of the community teachers. A big success for the school as the parents struggle to keep all the community teachers going. The parents will continue to pay for two community teachers at the school. Since the new infrastructure was built by The Ssubi Foundation school enrollment has increased and stable teaching staff is essential for the school to be effective. In the longer term, The Government of Uganda is working on coding Teddie as a government primary school where by paid teachers would be assigned to the school.  The community has requested this action and has signed the land over to the government so it always remains a school and to show their commitment to education in the region.

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