Our consultancy in Kampala, Uganda, is busy designing, writing and printing out study books for the holiday season. In Uganda, pupils are taking their end of school year exams in November and then, in the end of the month, they start their long Christmas break lasting around 7 weeks. In January, they start the next school year.
Many pupils do not have much to do over the holidays apart from helping their families. This is why many of them want to attend holiday schools that are offered in many schools and study independently from books. However, access to the appropriate books is scarce, in particular in the more rural areas. At the same time, kids often get in trouble (such as bad crowds, girls falling pregnant, boys getting into fights…) in the countryside when they do not have much to do. This is why our consultancy is currently making study books for kids that can then be distributed to different schools and given to kids before they break off for the long holiday.
In Uganda, the school year runs from January to the end of November, with Christmas break being the longest holiday of the school year. This means that the current autumn term is the last term for school year 2016. With the majority of Ugandans being Christians by religion, it is important for them to have a longer break for Christmas and also it is the dry season over there, meaning it is lovely sunny weather most of the time – in other words, ideal time for holidays.
Currently, our consultancy in Kampala is busy getting exam revision books and exam papers ready for the exams that are to take place later on this term. These are the end of school year exams and many schools lack the needed books and papers for completing them properly. Our consultancy is liaising with different school and education authorities in order to help them fulfil the requirements and to help pupils pass their exams with flying colours.