Mar 14, 2018, 5:11 PM
It is known that proper nutrition improves concentration in class, yet this is an impossibility for most rural families because of poverty and a range of challenges they face. Yet – as reported by Uganda’s Daily Monitor newspaper – councillors in one district have just passed a by-law to punish all parents who fail to pack a lunch for their school-going children.
Mar 7, 2018, 3:51 PM
Staff in the nursery section at our school have been developing highly-effective approaches to teaching literacy and numeracy – and this is enabling the children to achieve measurable greater success.
Feb 27, 2018, 12:31 PM
Our school retention figures are amazing - we mention this because the problem of children dropping out of school is extremely common. Our school drop-out rate is less than 1%, while official Ugandan primary school dropout rate is 47%.
Feb 22, 2018, 5:15 PM
We have harvested a good crop of sweet potatoes that we grew locally as one of the ways we are creating a degree of sustainable income in Uganda itself. 14 large sacks of potatoes were harvested and sold, with profit of around 40%.
Feb 14, 2018, 4:29 PM
In our nursery baby class we use activity-based learning rather than rote learning, which means that the children are actively engaged...
Feb 6, 2018, 4:14 PM
All last week our older children attended a special workshop to help teach them various life skills, including vital understanding regarding sexual issues.
Jan 18, 2018, 4:22 PM
Our P7 children’s results in the 2017 Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) showed the best performance yet, reflecting the extra work we have put into training teachers and improved teaching methods. So yes – for PLE results – their success puts Child of Hope in the top 6% of the 13,275 primary schools in Uganda!
Jan 15, 2018, 12:38 PM
Everyone’s a cleaner today! We’re getting ready for when the children return to us in a couple of weeks following their Christmas break.
Jan 2, 2018, 5:12 PM
That looks hard work… the daily task of cooking posho for 566 hungry school kids! Posho is a maize flour porridge served with with beans cooked with cabbage and onions...
Dec 29, 2017, 7:12 PM
The annual children's Christmas party was again a crazy, fun, delightful success with lots of gifts, dances, songs and presentations... all mixed up in a huge celebration.