Platform for labour Action continues to provide support to 27 girls with school lunch, scholastic materials and physiological support in all aspects of their lives, this with support from Global Giving.The beneficiaries go to government owned schools whose funding for school fees mainly comes from the Ugandan government, the schools that the girls go include: Elia Olet primary school, Lira Modern primary school, Lira police primary school, Lira primary school, Ojwina primary school, Starch Factory primary school, Lango Quran primary school, King James primary school, Railways primary school, Adyel primary school, Canon Lawrence primary school, Lira Parents’ primary school and Sir Samuel Joe nursery and primary school and secondary schools of Dara Christian high school, Savior secondary school and St Mary’s girls secondary school Aboke.
This project has made a difference in the lives of so many girls in northern Uganda and has eased access to education which has in turn built their self-esteem and performance through the continuous counselingand monitoring received from Platform for Labour Action.
In this quarter of July, August and September 2013, there were various activities that were carried out in the project as highlighted below.
10 monitoring visits were made to PLA beneficiaries, the School visited included; Sir Samuel Nursery and primary school, Railways primary school, Lango Quran primary school, Lira police primary school, Saviorssenior secondary primary, Adyel primary school, Lira modern primary school, Lira police primary school, Lira primary school and Starch Factory Primary school.
The purpose for these visits was to ensure that the beneficiaries’ problems affecting their performances are discussed and forwarded to PLA office for solution. During the visits, the beneficiaries were talked to on one on one basis while sharing their experience about life at and out of school. The children also shared their experiences and the change realized since PLA started supporting them.
All the beneficiaries that were talked to got counseling from the organization, some of the beneficiaries were able to share personal issues while the majority had mainly challenges at school psychological support was therefore provided to those children who seem to decline in performance to help them realize the importance of education andthus improve on their performances.
The teachers were too involved in the discussion to work together with PLA staff to ensure the improvement of the beneficiaries at school. The beneficiaries in schools further discussed their performances and came to better conclusion that they will seek help from their teachers and hold group discussions to help improve on their performances.
In the coming quarter we will continue to monitor the beneficiaries both in school and in their homes where they stay with their guardians, counseling will also be carried on a one on one basis as well as in groups.
With 6 of the beneficiaries writing their final primary leaving examinations in the different schools, they will need prayers, guidance and encouragement which will be provided so that the beneficiaries are able to work hard and perform better. During the school break, the beneficiaries will also get to have a play day where they will receive clothes play different kinds of games ranging from football, handball, skipping etc and also get to share theirend of year experiences with PLA staff.
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