Murchison Falls, Uganda
Photo by Global Water Partnership, licensed via Creative Commons
This year, eight trip participants will accompany team leader Diane Ross to spend five weeks in May and June in Uganda. Click here to meet our 2014 team!
The team will work with FOYA Uganda’s project partners in Mukono, Pole Pole, and Oluvu, helping to improve clinics, libraries, and clean water systems. In their spare time, the team will go on a safari, as well as visiting Murchison Falls, Ngambe Island, Lake Mburo, and Bujagali Falls. Keep an eye on this space for updates from the team!
We would like to thank the Westerville Sunrise Rotary Club, and especially Rick Rano, for their support of this year’s trip, as well as those who have donated funds, books, and medical supplies to the individual team members. Your contributions will make a direct difference in the lives of Ugandan children.
We recently learned that the students at Naguru Parents’ School, FOYA Uganda’s past project partner, did very well in the 2013 Primary Leaving Examination (PLE), which students must pass in order to enter secondary school. Sylvia Kyomugisha, the school’s director, reports that all candidates passed in Division I and Division II. The national passage rate for 2013 was 88.1%.
The school’s staff credit the school’s e-reader program with boosting students’ success in the English portion of the PLE:
[T]he kids performed very well and we hope that if they continue using these e-readers we shall continue performing very well. The kids who didn’t know how to read, can now read very well.
The students love these e-readers and they always use them whenever they get time. They always get e-readers after classes and they read … some [teach] the young ones to read and how to use the e-readers.
Congratulations to the students and staff at Naguru Parents’ School!