Despite reports that schools were on the verge of reopening for the new term, news has come in that it is unlikely that they will re-open this year.
Please pray that the pupils’ absence from school will not be permanently detrimental to their education. Please pray especially that all of them return to school when it re-opens. Lack of family income and contact with the school could lead to a drastic fall in families sending their children to school and our prayers should be directed towards preventing this.
Following the hiatus in construction work on the boys and girls dormitory blocks at the secondary school, I am delighted to be able to tell you that work has recommenced and is progressing, albeit slowly due to lack of water.
School Roll Figures
The confirmed school rolls for this academic session are:
399 children are attending the primary school
196 children are attending the secondary school.
Secondary Headteacher Leaves
Aminah, the long-standing Headteacher of Luwero Community Secondary school has resigned her post so that she can spend more time with her two young sons. She leaves with the good wishes of all at Luwero and she hopes that the Project continues to thrive.
The naming ceremony for Luwero Community Secondary School (formerly Luwero Brilliant High School) took place just before Christmas. It was a joyous occasion and marks the start of a new chapter in the life of the school. Below you will find some photographs taken on the day and video footage of the celebration dancing in the playground in front of the school.
The party of pupils and staff from Duncanrig Secondary School in East Kilbride have returned home safe and well after their 2 weeks in Luwero. Mr Scott Atkins, the party leader, wishes to express the thanks of the group members for the welcome, hospitality and friendship they received during their stay. The memories of their visit will live with them forever.
A full report of the group’s experiences, including photos, will appear soon.
A group of 18 pupils and 4 members of staff arrived at the Project on 10th October for 2 weeks as part of the partnership between Duncanrig Secondary School, East Kilbride and Luwero Community Projects. The party will be assisting in as many ways as they can and have plans to help in the schools, work on the farm and get involved in projects involving the local community.
A full report of their time at the Project will be published upon their return. Please pray for them as they try to make the most positive contribution possible during their 2 weeks.