Saturday, June 26, 2010

Laying the Foundations

We are involved in two projects sponsored by Pacific Academy Outreach Society here in Uganda, the Timothy Centre where we live (near Masaka town) and Kibaale Community Schools (in Rakai District). The projects are about an hour apart, so it is feasible for Arleen to travel back and forth each week, spending 2 days in Kibaale helping with teacher development and chairing the Education Committee.
While the physical foundations are being laid for the construction of the buildings at the Timothy Centre the educational foundations in lives of the students in the Kibaale Community Schools continue to be  laid.
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One of them, Kawungu Peter, is now doing his practice teaching at another school in the district. He is finishing his university training to become a secondary teacher and wants to help other needy children to receive a quality Christian education.
As I spent time observing and evaluating one of our nursery class teachers this week, as part of our on-going teacher improvement program, I was pleased to see strong educational foundations being laid in the lives of many more young children, many of whom will hopefully follow in Kawungu’s footsteps and go on to be leaders in society who can make a positive difference. There is a big difference in the classes in Kibaale now compared to when we began in 1993 with 3 books, a box of chalk and a kindergarten class under a tree! God has been faithful.
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