Our peerless Outreach Team strike again! “Giving back” takes on a whole new twist when you’re talking ice cream sundaes. Just ‘cause you’re homeless doesn’t mean you don’t have a sweet tooth. Our friends from Schuylerville provided this super treat. It was another great night with these guys who saw to the ice cream and acknowledged the humanity of us all. Seriously, do ice cream sundaes ever get old??!! The team sends out big thanks to the Schuylerville ice cream guys for stopping by Code Blue. The team loves having them there and the guests love new faces.
Candice Farrell is part of the team who traveled from the States to Uganda for the opening of our Koi Koi University Teachers School. She brings us pictures and comments:
“My first day in Africa led me to these beautiful children. I’m so humbled and blessed to have the chance to meet them. Their potential is tremendous. They just need to continue to have the opportunity. Donations are what make it possible.” https://www.thegivingcircle.org
Our second day of Koi Koi U 2019 teachers conference was amazing. The seed is planted. We’ve tossed the first stone into the water and the ripples have started. Opportunity and success will spread from this point.
The inaugural Koi Koi University training conference is underway in Jinja. This free three-year program will result in advanced certificates for these 80 Ugandan teachers.
Our amazing US teachers team have arrived in Uganda. Our 2nd annual teachers conference starts this Monday. This will be a most amazing event!
The Giving Circle Koi Koi house construction, sewing guild making this years new uniforms for Busoga and Kagoma Gate schools and lastly, Moses at his desk at our new TGC-A office!
Valentine’s Day is February 14 and many of you are starting to shop for gifts. Will you be our Valentine? Shop at The Giving Circle AmazonSmile and AmazonSmile donates to The Giving Circle Inc.
Koi Koi House’s Robin Nest getting closer and closer. Here are two videos showing the progress.
Get a gander at another great local job completed by The Giving Circle and the huge smiles that result. New door, new handrails and a happy smile. Great job done by Chris Bennett and Beau Stallard
OK, more great news. National exam scores are in for both our schools. ALL our kids at Busoga and Kagoma Gate passed. As a nation, 70% of Ugandan children drop out of school in their primary years mostly due to the inability to pass the national P7 exam. Just eight years ago, the villagers could not read, write, spell, or do simple math. And most spoke no English.
But look at scores for the students at our Kagoma Gate and Busoga Schools. 100% passed! This is success seems unreal in a country where most schools manage to pass only about 30% of their children. BOTH our schools managed 100% success rates. It just does not get better than this.
Two Schools – 100% – Two Years in a row.
Congrats to all the students and teachers And special thanks to our leadership team: Moses Wambi, Emma Walubi, Cecilia Kagya, and Lydia Koire.
This is such a great post. Let’s publish it in Moses’ own words.:
Tomorrow is a great day in our history as an organization. Proscovia Nakiranda is graduating courtesy of the sponsorship program thanks to her sponsors the Siragusa Family. Alison, Thomas, Courtney Siragusa
She graduates with a bachelors of social work and social development. Proscovia was an orphan, living in a church hall for years. l wish the poor mother was still around to witness this milestone!
Nekesa Brenda is another who is graduating with a bachelors of journalism and mass communication. She is among the other kids we initially supported as a family.
Long live TGC-A!