Archive for Category: "Education/Agwata School News"

2012 Update on our Girls’ Education Initiative

2012 Update on our Girls’ Education Initiative

In the summer of 2010, Outreach Uganda began a special initiative to help girls in our northernmost Agwata location to stay in school beyond the primary level.  We noticed in our work at the Agwata school and in our sponsorship program, that in these very rural areas, girls began to drop out of school earlier […]

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Agwata School Adds Nursery Section

Agwata School Adds Nursery Section

Summer 2012 marked the opening of a Nursery School at the Agwata Community School which Outreach Uganda helps support in northern Uganda.  Over 50 eager students joined the Nursery section.  In fact, during September many Nursery students had to be turned away for lack of space.  We hope to remedy the space problem by constructing […]

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Keeping Girls in School–Sanitary Pads from U.S. Volunteers

Keeping Girls in School–Sanitary Pads from U.S. Volunteers

This summer, volunteers traveling to Uganda brought over 70 sanitary pad kits that were distributed to our sponsored girls at the upper primary or secondary level of school.  In addition, the kits were distributed to those additional P-5 to P-7 girls that are part of our special Girls’ Education Initiative (see separate article).  This photo […]

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Mid-day Porridge Helps Students Learn

Mid-day Porridge Helps Students Learn

Our Agwata students are fortunate to have a mid-day meal of porridge.  This lunch program began in mid-2011 at the suggestion of the teachers who saw that the students learning was reduced because they were eating only one meal per day, usually in the evening. Each day, our two school cooks arrive at 8am to […]

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Community Constructs Three Teacher Huts

Community Constructs Three Teacher Huts

During April, the Agwata parents constructed three teachers’ huts on the Agwata school property.  Constructing the mud and thatch huts was an important community goal to help assure that the school will be able to attract and retain good teachers.  Community members were divided into three groups and each group worked on one hut including […]

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Two Agwata School Classroom Blocks Under Construction

Two Agwata School Classroom Blocks Under Construction

We are excited to hear that the two cement and brick Agwata classroom blocks now have walls!  When we visited Agwata in late January and early February, we saw the foundations of both buildings which had been started during the time we were there.  Now, we have just received this photo showing the progress in […]

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Community Celebration – Starting Agwata Classroom Buildings Foundation

Community Celebration – Starting Agwata Classroom Buildings Foundation

Outreach Uganda President, Carol Davis, and Project Coordinator, David Ocitti, traveled to Agwata in early February along with five other volunteers and many elders of the Agwata community, to celebrate with the Agwata community as school construction began.  Carol helped lay the first foundation bricks which were the beginning of the project to build two […]

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