Archive for Category: "Education/Agwata School News"

Almost Ready for Roofing – School Construction Update

Almost Ready for Roofing – School Construction Update

Look what your donations are accomplishing! With great cooperation from the weather (thank you, thank you), construction workers were able to do much of the brick work on our third class block, building the walls almost to the roof level.  They used all the burnt bricks on site and so each family in the community was […]

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Outreach Uganda Builds for the Future

Outreach Uganda Builds for the Future

No More Reading in the Rain: Two More Classroom Blocks Under Construction As the 380 children of Agwata’s Cubu Parent School begin their second term, construction continues on a third classroom block. This classroom plus a fourth block will house the four youngest classes (nursery through second grade) which are currently found in a leaky […]

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Agwata Education: Finding our Missing Girls

Agwata Education: Finding our Missing Girls

OU’s Girls’ Education Initiative Visits Girls Absent from School  Besides working with the girls who take the extra time to attend weekly meetings and who attend school regularly, Outreach Uganda’s Girls’ Education Initiative is focusing also on encouraging girls who are not there. Earlier this month, our Girls’ Education Initiative girls began visiting homes of […]

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Girls’ Education Initiative Program Aims to Keep Girls in School

Girls’ Education Initiative Program Aims to Keep Girls in School

Girls’ Education Program Expands in Northern Uganda Paska, our Girls’ Education Initiative Coordinator in northern Uganda (Lamwo) reports that there are 79 girls regularly attending the weekly after school program sponsored by Outreach Uganda.  These meetings are part of Outreach Uganda’s “Girls’ Education Initiative” program which began in mid-2010 with 19 girls.  This program aims […]

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38 Students Join Newest Nursery Class

38 Students Join Newest Nursery Class

I was lucky enough to be in Uganda this year at the start of the school year in February.  Here are a couple of my favorite photos from my time spent with the two classes of Nursery students at the Agwata school.  In all, we have almost 70 nursery students in two classes called the […]

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Cubu School Classroom Blocks Get Cement Floors!

Cubu School Classroom Blocks Get Cement Floors!

We are quite excited that the floors in the classrooms of our two classroom blocks at the Cubu school were finally finished this past July 2013!  The two classroom blocks at the Cubu school were completed in July and August of 2012, and excited teachers and students moved into the buildings and began using them […]

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Celebrate the International Day of the Girl–Innovating for Education

Celebrate the International Day of the Girl–Innovating for Education

Today, October 11th is the International Day of the Girl Child.   In a world where 1 in 4 girls are born into poverty (World Bank) and 66 million girls are out of school (UNESCO), let’s take a moment to stop and think.  What can be done to help underprivileged girls find their way in […]

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Old Soccer Shoes Needed for School Youth

Old Soccer Shoes Needed for School Youth

Our Agwata Primary School received a  generous donation of 50 soccer uniforms in late 2012.  This has allowed the school to provide uniforms for the school soccer team which plays other nearby primary schools.  In addition, the older youth team has a set of uniforms available when they play as a community team within the […]

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Uganda Education: What Happens to the Girls?

Uganda Education: What Happens to the Girls?

Every day our Ugandan women, like most poor Ugandans,  must make heart wrenching choices about what to do with their meager resources.  Eventually, this may involve deciding to send the eldest boy to secondary school while leaving the girls behind.  While babies and toddlers may have similar upbringings, differences begin to surface as early as […]

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Agwata Community Invests Sweat Equity to Expand School

Agwata Community Invests Sweat Equity to Expand School

The Agwata Community is busily making bricks during the dry season (January and February) so they will have the required amount needed to build 2 more classroom blocks for their Parent Primary School.   Outreach Uganda is partnering with the community on their school.   We built two classroom blocks in 2012, and have almost raised the […]

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