Working with the University to test various samples of water in Katanga Slum. We are having lots of meetings with the local council, various water charities and water engineers to find out if we can improve the water and sanitation issue in Katanga. Find out more about our water program by clicking here.
Apuli is one of those cute kids that lives just opposite our school and because he lives so close he always just wonders into the office.
He’s got such an infectious smile.
When we first saw him he was wearing a dress (we later found out it was because he only has sisters and so any clothes that were passed down to him were most probably dresses), so we made sure we got him some nice red shorts…
Recently Apuli’s mother died, which meant Apuli had to go back to the village he came from.
We will miss that cute kid who used to interrupt our meetings, wondering in as though he had the right to go anywhere, and used to sit on the step opposite our school and run up and say hello when we arrived in the morning.
Merry Christmas to you all, we hope you have had a great time perhaps seeing your family & friends, eating some good turkey and sharing lots of gifts with each other.
We finished the school term in December with an end of year Christmas party with all the children in our school, the teachers and Ugandan trustees too.
& A Happy New Year. We in Uganda are looking forward to a new school term in January with some more new faces. A few of a children have acquired the sponsors necessary to send them to a private school, in Kampala. These children have studied hard, have really got to grips with learning and have shown real improvement in the last year in the Hope for Life school.
Both our teachers and social workers have worked hard, over the past year, to ensure the children are at a standard where they are able to attend formal school and pass the entrance exam.
As we have some children leaving our school, we will have more space in our classes to welcome in more children, from Katanga slum, who can not afford & need education.
Tendo (the girl in orange), who goes to the Hope for Life school, with her friends; all who have never received any formal education.
We want to thank all of those people who are currently supporting our teachers to teach the children in Katanga, to a level where the can attend formal school. We are also thankful for those who are sponsoring children to start school in January 2013.
If you would like to know how you are able to support a teacher or sponsor a child then fill out the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.