Thursday, April 27, 2006
I know you will be pleased to hear that the container of goods arrived safely in Fort Portal at the end of March and the boxes that you sent were very gratefully received. I am working at a secondary school called Nyakasura School, and there is an associated school called Nyakasura Junior School to which I took your boxes as well as some books and sports equipment. The whole school assembled outside (the sports field belongs to the secondary school) to receive the gifts. I am sure they will make good use of the exercise books and resources.
These schools have almost nothing in the way of books and resources, and classes of 80-150 children, often sitting on the floor and learning by rote. A gift such as yours is therefore hugely appreciated. The photos show the school gathered to received the boxes, opening a box, and the staff outside the classroom block. The view is spectacular!
I am back in England for 4 weeks holiday and will be going out again in May.
Many thanks for your contribution to education in Uganda!