Chess Tourney: Kagoma Gate in Top 10!

Just 4 years ago at the request of the local Ugandan Government, we drove  to visit people referred to “ the forgotten people”. That was Kagoma Gate Village, Uganda’s poorest village. We were asked could we build a school for a village that had never known education. Since that day we have made incredible advances thanks to so many of you!  The list includes:

  • 1st school block of 3 rooms
  • 2nd school block of 5 rooms under construction
  • first medical/birthing clinic
  • water
  • sanitation
  • kitchen feeding school children 2 meals a day
  • play ground 

AND SO MUCH MORE!

TODAY we see the MOST amazing fruits of this dedication, compassion, generosity and love.
10 children from from our Kagoma Gate Friendship School, just 3 years into school, are playing chess at the Uganda National Championships!
The Giving Circle Kagoma Gate Friendship school girls are in 10th place and the boys in 5th!  AMAZING!

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Ranking crosstable

Rk. Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  TB1  TB2  TB3
1 ST. JOSEPH NABBINGO BOYS  * 2 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 42.0 21 0
2 ST. MARCELLINO MATUGGA 2  * 2 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 38.0 20 0
3 ST. LAWRENCE MIGEERA BOYS 0 2  * 3 3 1 3 4 4 4 4 30.5 17 0
4 ST. JOSEPH NABBINGO GIRLS 0 1 1  * 1 3 2 4 4 3 4 25.5 13 0
5 KAGOMA GATE FRIENDSHIP SCHOOL BOYS 0 1 1  * 2 1 3 4 4 4 25.0 11 0
6 KIBUYE JUNIOR SCHOOL 0 0 3 3 2  * 1 3 3 3 3 3 24.0 15 0
7 KORO ACADEMY 0 0 1 3 3  * 2 3 3 2 3 21.5 12 0
8 ST. LAWRENCE MIGEERA GIRLS 0 0 1 2 1 1 2  * 2 3 17.0 7 0
9 AFRICA JUNIORS BOYS 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 1 2  * 2 3 12.0 6 0
10 KAGOMA GATE FRIENDSHIP SCHOOL GIRLS 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2  *  10.0 5 0
11 AFRICA JUNIORS GIRLS 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 ½  * 2 10.0 4 0
12 ST. KATERI 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 ½ 2  * 7.5 1 0

Kagoma Gate Update

The slab is complete on The Giving Circle’s Kagoma Gate 2nd school block (4th-7th grades and teacher & headmasters office)!  Next comes the roof structure!
“Only the educated are free.” Epictetus (55 AD – 135 AD)

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Busoga Primary School!

A message from our Moses (TGCA Leader):

“Today marked end term one at BUSOGA junior. The entire school community is grateful to you all for the support being given, it’s no doubt the school’s future is bright. Long live TGCA!!!”

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Kagoma Gate Classroom Block Progress!

Moses says it best: “Our next works is the concrete slab, always convey our gratitude to all for their loving generosity which makes all this possible.” Enjoy!

 

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More Solar!

New solar lanterns for our Kagoma Gate villagers!  A great big thank you to Dr. Otward Mueller  of MTECH Laboratories (http://www.mtechlabs.com/).

Kagoma Gate village’s (once Uganda’s poorest village) future just keep getting brighter and brighter!

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New Kagoma Gate School Uniforms!

Big smile for today!  Our beautiful Kagoma Gate students in their NEW fancy just completed Uniforms!!
The uniforms made by our sewers guild, one of our women-owned, sustainable businesses.

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Kagoma Gate School Block Progress….

Below, please check out the layout of the 2nd block of The Giving Circle’s school at Kagoma Gate Village. Thanks so so many of you. The future’s so bright Uganda’s once poorest children now gota wear shades!

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Kagoma Gate 2nd Block Underway!

The 2nd block of our Kagoma Gate school well underway!! Thank you to everyone that has helped so much so far. This 2nd block of class rooms will assure every child is in school, in this Uganda’s poorest village!

“Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.”
― Confucius

 

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Kagoma Gate 2nd Classroom Block Started!

The work has begun and we’ve broken ground!  The brick work will commence soon — the weather has been so HOT, dry and dusty!  Most of the building materials have been procured and they are on site.

Here we go!!!

 

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Soroptimist Birthing Center Open!

All, we do here locally, nationally and internationally in Africa is 100% thanks to each and every single one of you who partner with us.

This February a health clinic and birthing center was opened in a place that before we came, never saw a doctor or nurse, Uganda’s poorest village.  This is what we accomplished, and a HUGE thank you to The Soroptimist International of Saratoga County.

PLEASE WATCH this video.  In the last few seconds you will hear from a village mother why what we do is MOST important. PLEASE WATCH.

“My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.” –Jack Layton