Jimmy Kavuma, 18 years
With Jimmy all has begun. Katrin met Jimmy during her stay in Uganda while she was preparing the P7 class for their PLE exam at the Kids Pioneer School in Bugiri located directly on the Victoria lake. Together with her volunteer colleague Jason Edwards she decided to support Jimmy going to secondary school by asking her private network for support. Jimmy lives together with his grandmother and his 5 siblings in Bugiri and goes since 2013 to the secondary school "Taibah International School". Jimmy develops there amazingly. He is class leader and has always great. He is so glad, that a school according to his personal needs was chosen for him that he does everything to satisfy his sponsors and supporters. In this school Jimmy receives a broaden education starting with house-, wood- and textile work besides the normal school lessons in maths, chemistry, French, religion and literature and also creative tasks as for example art, music and theater. The school classes are limited to maximum 25 pupils. The children have a well balanced nutrition, many possibilities to do different sport-, theatre- and art activities as well as they receive individual support for decreasing weaknesses and increasing strengths. We have chosen Taibah International School with a school fee of approx. 2'000'000 UGS (approx. 700 CHF / USD) as it is a school which gives many services for the kids back and differs from other Ugandan schools with a broad education service, well balanced nutrition as well as being against beating pupils by teachers. Jimmy is also working for us as an active member, as he is an adult with 18 and could also receive money transfers. He is receiving the money transfers from us, paying the school fees directly to the bank and giving the remaining money to the kids directly for shopping all the school needs. He is an reliable and smart active member for us and its a real pleasure to work together with him.
Samuel Baker Eyena, 17 years
Katrin has known Baker during her time at the Kids Pioneer School when Baker was attending P6 and asked her for supporting him in receiving an operation for a thyroglossal cyst. Baker has finished the Primary school in November 2014 with the official PLE exam and is attending S3 in Kisubi Maapera Secondary school in 2017. Baker is an orphan boy who has lost his parents in an accident, has no direct siblings and is living with his uncle and his cousins. In the school Baker has shown that he is a smart, polite and mature boy who understands taking his life in his own hands and not disappointing people who agreed to support him.
Peace Nahfuka, 16 years
Peace has finished her Primary school in November 2014 with the official PLE and is attending S3 at Kisubi Maapera Secondary School. She lives together with 1 brother and 3 sisters at her grandmothers place. Her mother is living in Kampala and works for not regular jobs to get money for helping the family. The siblings of Peace are not going to school. Based on a paralysed foot Peace is not able to do a physically hard job in her future to finance her life. She is dependent to get a great school education and great job preferably in an office to have a good life. Peace is a shy, clever and hardworking girl who enjoys reading novels in her free time.
Maria Nandawula, 16 years
Maria has passed her PLE exam in November 2014 and is attending S3 at Kisubi Maapera Secondary School. Maria is living together with 2 brothers and 2 sisters with her mother who is supporting her kids by going to work for a small salary. Maria is a smart, hardworking and quiet girl who loves to read novels in her free time. In the future she would like to help other people by being a nurse or a doctor.
Eric Walaba, 18 years
Eric has finished his S3 at the Hana Mixed School in Kampala end of 2016. Eric was sponsored till begin of 2016 through a privat sponsor directly and upo request of the sponsor we have decided to include Eric into MUKISA activities and support the sponsor in all administrative tasks. All costs related to Eric are paid via donation by the sponsor. His school reports and performances will be not published here but directly send to his sponsor. Eric lives with his aunt and his uncle in Bwerenga. He loves football and tag rugby and in the school he loved to be part of the debate club.
Josephine Nankabirwa, 13 years
Josephine is 13 years old and has finished her P7 at the Kids Pioneer School in Bugiri successfully being the best student of her class. Now Josephine would like to attend a secondary school. Josephine is a very hard working, friendly and smart student, who also likes to do sports. She has 2 brothers and 2 sisters, but she lives only with her mother and her little brother. Her mum works on a farm and receives only few salary that she can not pay the school fees. Her ex-husband and the father of Josephine is not paying any money for the kids. After publication of the PLE results beginning of 2017 we will look for a good academic secondary school for her.
More pictures of our kids you could see on the German page: "Unsere Kinder & die Schulen"
Our kids are going to Secondary schools which we have carefully chosen for them. These schools offer a broad spectra of education, security and services.
1. TAIBAH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
Jimmy goes to the Senior 2 class of Taibah International School directly on the Entebbe Road, approximately 20 km far away from his home. Taibah offers small school classes, a broad and interactive school education, a great school service with small dormitories and regular activities, creative and sports classes and a healthy nutrition. In addition to that Taibah makes a difference to other Ugandan schools which disciplining their students by following rules and defining punishments besides beating them by teachers with a stick. A broad education, interactive teaching, small school classes, healthy nutrition and additional services have their price what we could see in the school fee. MUKISA has to pay approximately 2'100'000 UGS (approx. 750 CHF/USD) per school term but receive a much better service and education than in other Ugandan schools.
2. KISUBI MAAPERA SECONDARY SCHOOL
Baker, Peace and Maria go to Kisubi Maapera Secondary School since February 2015 with the support of MUKISA. Maapera is a Ugandan catholic governmental school which is placed approx. 10 km far away from their home in a secure area. The school seems to us much more organized, neat and well maintained compared to other schools we have visited. Furthermore the dormitories, class rooms as well as sports facilities seem to be well organized and highly maintained. We have decided to send all 3 kids to the same school to keep the administrative workload and costs for MUKISA in a lower value. The first year at Maapera was a probation year for the kids at the school as well as for the school itself. After receiving positive feedback from our 3 kids, we decided to keep them going to Kisubi Maapera school.
Maapera costs approx. 950'000 UGS (approx. 425 CHF/USD) per term.
Pictures of the chosen schools you could find on our German page: "Unsere Kinder & die Schulen".