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Wednesday, 15 February 2012

School Results for 2011

We hear a lot about building schools in Uganda. But are they any good?  Just attending school is not enough. Children need to aspire to excellence and obtain good grades just like her in Europe.

St Zoes school year ends in December with major examinations for both primary and secondary. Good results were obtained again despite a dreadful year for drought and food prices and some children not being able to get to school.

The secondary school pupils take O Level exams and out of 20 schools in the wider region we were third with 50% of the children getting 1st or second grades. We did badly at computer studies but thanks to a benefactor we can now provide 5 computers for the children this term.

Two major buildings have been on hold for nearly a year due to a failed building contract. But this is now history and we are mobilising a new team to complete the 2nd secondary block and the first vocational block which should both be complete by the end of April.

You will recall that drought problems were a real problem in 2011. We are finalising quotations for a major piece of work which while mean sinking a 105 metre bore hole and equipping it with a submersible pump, local generator power supply, water distribution system, and overhead reservoir system. Hopefully we can fund this be the autumn of this year.

Readers may with to visit St Zoes or Good Shepherd one day. Do please let me know.

HUGS is entering a team in the BUPA Manchester 10K run on May 20th. Let us know if you would like to take part and of course bring sponsorship

Also for Golfers. Dont forget that on May 16th we have the Annual Golf  Event. Teams of 4 please and the entry fee is £240 per team. Email Charlotte on c.brinsley@rjw.co.uk

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