National Curriculum at Schools in Uganda

As part of our current research project, we have been learning about the National Curriculum in Uganda. It is different to the model that we follow in Europe. It is based on a Curriculum Wheel that consists of eight Learning Areas. The Areas cover subject knowledge, but also general skills such as creative thinking and workplace behaviour.

Being a prominently Christian country, Religious education features in all primary and secondary schools. In addition to the usual subjects of language, science, mathematics, social science and physical education with creative arts, something called Life Education forms a part of the curriculum. This section focuses on life skills such as living healthily in the community and taking care of one’s personal health.

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Interestingly for us since we are specifically looking at music education in Uganda, music has been classed under Physical Education. What this entails is something that we are currently finding out and conducting a survey on current practices taking place – we will be sharing the interesting findings soon! In the meantime, you can learn more about the National Curriculum on the website of the National Curriculum Development Centre:

http://www.ncdc.go.ug/

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New School Term in Uganda

New term at our school in Uganda has got off to a good start. Children at the Mother Ann nursery school and music students at the Buna School of Music have been busy with their new lessons and curriculum for the autumn term, which is also their last term of the year since, in Uganda, the school year runs from January to November.

Nursery Kids Visit to the Zoo & Wildlife Centre

The Mother Ann Nursery kids visited Entebbe zoo and wildlife centre in Uganda last week. This has become a yearly trip to them and it is a rare opportunity for them to leave their home surroundings in Kampala. As you can see from the photos, everyone thoroughly enjoyed their day out.

Mulago Development Group

Our school and consultancy in Kampala, Uganda, has been working in partnership with Mulago Development Group. The group provides education and health care to children in Ghana and Uganda. Their ethos is that no matter anyone’s background, everyone has the same right to a good life.

You can find more detailed information on the group on their facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/SustainableDevelopmentCommunity/about/?ref=page_internal

A few weeks ago, the group rescued a baby girl who had been abandoned by her parents and left in a pit by a road. She has been doing well whilst being looked after by members of the group . Generous donation from our European supporters have helped to get basic food and clothes for her. At the moment she is receiving treatment for malaria, which is still a very common illness across Africa. Any donations towards her treatment and other basics are much appreciated – please get in touch with the group via their facebook page in regard to this.

Here you can see her sweet face and what an adorable girl she is despite the tough start to life!

A Perfect Travel Blog to Follow

If anyone is looking for an inspiring and truthful travel blog to follow, here is the perfect one to read! Written by our friend and fellow volunteer, she provides you with a truthful account on a young lady travelling and volunteering abroad:
https://days-of-adventure.co.uk/2016/12/30/the-first-time-i-travelled-solo/comment-page-1/#comment-638

You Did It!

Our friend  and colleague Ann Rich is currently in Uganda and has successfully fundraised £500 through Gofundme in order to foster 4-month old Faith Grace who is an orphan.We are beyond delighted to receive these news as this means that baby Faith will now be in safe hands and won’t fall into poverty and abuse.

Thank you to every single one who donated!

 

Fostering Children in Uganda

Our friend and colleague Ann Rich is currently in Uganda, doing a great deal of useful work. Last week she was granted permission to foster an orphan girl called Faith Grace. However, in order to complete all the necessary paperwork for being granted Faith into her care, Ann needs to raise £500.

Please take a moment to read Faith’s story below and donate any amount that you can through the Gofundme-page. Any small amount makes all the difference in order to save this young girl from poverty and life of hardship, even abuse.

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This is Faith Grace and she is 4 months old and was left in a box she was abandoned by her Mother who is too poor to look after her and her father is nowhere to be seen.

She is so beautiful but has absolutely nothing. I was able to give her this beautiful little dress donated by Shirley. Thank you so much we are truly grateful I am hoping to foster Faith and bring her back to Mother Anns Baby Home in Kampala Uganda ,

The Courts in Kampala Uganda have granted it but for the paperwork to be sealed and for us to bring Faith Grace back to the Mother Anns Baby Home we need to raise 500 pounds I know its a lot to ask but if 500 people donated one pound this could be possible and this beautiful little girl will be saved from poverty and will have a fantastic life …..
Who knows what will happen to her if I can not foster her i dread to think 😦

My heart is aching right now and the tears are flowing if you could see how beautiful she is im sure you would feel the same as me and donate even just a little …
love and Blessings
Mother Ann Rich
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People can always donate via PayPal to
Motherann@mail.com

Xxx

http://www.gofundme.com/helpfosterfaithgracerich

 

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Poverty is Real

Corruption and dishonest politics in many African countries are causing the poor to become even poorer. Our friend and colleague Ann Rich from the Mother Ann Foundation has been in Uganda for some weeks and she has given us daily reports on how things are over there. Unfortunately, the political situation hasn’t been good over there and it’s affecting people’s lives negatively. Below you can see the headlines of newspapers in the country.

If this doesn’t put things into perspective, then what does?

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Photos Updates from Uganda

Our friend and colleague Ann Rich has been in Uganda for a few days and already has done many wonderful things for the local kids. For now, she is in Kampala where she is checking on the progress of her nursery school, as well as our music school and educational consultancy. Thanks to some amazing donors, the kids received some new story books, which they enjoyed listening to.

Photo Updates from Uganda by Ann Rich

Our longstanding and dear friend and colleague Ann Rich from the Mother Ann Foundation has just arrived in Uganda. She is planning on spending 10 weeks over there, visiting projects and taking photos of the development of the each project. She is involved in many projects in the country, including her own Mother Ann Nursery School. Ann will take photos of the music school and consultancy and we’ll be showing you updates soon.

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