Katunguru School Support

by fontes on 01/07/2006 No comments

In addition to supporting the school directly, we have encouraged the school management to use the possibilities they have in Uganda. We urge them to pressure the local government and UWA in order to get the support they deserve. The teachers are also eager to create a proper income source for the school. The tree-planting project was welcomed by UWA (see above). Another great concern of the teachers is the drop-outs. They have many ideas of how to make education more attractive. The first priority was the uniforms. Uniforms make the school visible in the community and the children are proud of being part of the school. After several campaigns at the Oslo Montessori School, the entire Primary School is now dressed in uniforms. The next priority was school material and books. The Montessori school has also collected a great amount of those, and we were happy to hand over 45 books after an additional generous donation by Gri Eid Moland.
In Uganda, schools also emphasize other activities like games, sports and music. This is extremely important to motivate the children to stay at school. During the visit of Marius and Lucrezia in March, the donation of footballs made the whole grade of P6 and half of P5 come back to school. These students had dropped out last year. According to the latest reports, they are still in school studying. Beside the school choir, the teachers have a great wish to teach music. In March the Montessori School donated money to buy music instruments. We look forward to the first concert! The teachers dream of taking the students to a music festival, and we hope to be able to support this soon.

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