For some time now the Ministry of Education has encouraged schools to develop “talking compounds” to remind students of wise words of advice about the importance of education, HIV/AIDS prevention, etc.
In Kibaale we have had small signs with messages posted in various spots for the past couple of years. Recently, however, the sign campaign really exploded… and a visitor walking through the school compound these days will find all sorts of interesting pieces of advice.
The wording on some of them is rather amusing, as the Ugandan English expressions are different from they way we might phrase them...
One is reminded of the reality of the AIDS situation here and the challenges students face daily. We are thankful that our school can be a support and advocate for many vulnerable children here.