US Students Electrify Classrooms in Rural Uganda

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Social Relations

By a female, 46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of SOCIAL RELATIONS Nobert never knew how to relate with fellow agemates of the opposite sex though, he was twenty years old. To him girls or ladies were bad people who could make one contract HIV/AIDs. This idea he was taught by his parents as a young child because as he grew up they told him frequently that if he joked or played with people of the opposite sex he would be infected of HIV/AIDs and would inturn die. To worsen the matter, his parents took him to a boys boarding school while in primary and this contributed much because while in boarding he only knew to relate with boys and not girls . When he joined High school, he feared going out for toursand even academic trips because he never wanted to meet the girls. After learning his problem my son helped him by taking him to the guiding and counselling masters. Nobert got cancelled and my son also did encouraged him and he realised the importance of socialising with all groups, male and female and up to this day he appreciates the help and friendship of my son. Read more.
Related to project keywords: school primary, frequently, high school, groups, day

Project Development

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Klakamega, Kenya
Map of Project development I konyero high school,a secondary school located within my locality really benefited from the initiative that was conducted by WEWASO.The organization had realized a shorted of latrine within the school in the area and had decided to help.They went ahead to construct latrines and toilets for the teacher and students.This initiatives aimed at helping the students maintaining a high level of hygiene within their compound.This is because a success since its not only benefited the high school but also other school in the area. Read more.
Related to project keywords: students, high school, secondary school, initiative, teacher

Playing In The Class

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Rakai, Uganda
Map of PLAYING IN THE CLASS One day i was still in primary school,we were playing it the class during break time but as were playing the black board fold on my hand and i got a fracture.But because i knew that it was my problem because our teacher always advising us not to playing the class.So i did report anybody and on top of that i didn't speak anything on that day.When i went back home at lunch time i did show the hand to my mother and didn't speak anything. But which i was about to go back home,one of the pupils pushed me on the hand which was injured,but as i cried so loudly one of the teachers called me and asked me what had happened to my hand, i explained him but i didn't told him the truth because i knew that when i tell him the truth,i will first Cain me but he started treating my hand up to when i came back to its original position,and i was so happy with that teacher because he did all that without money but just helped from the deep pain all that i had so i thank my teacher from that spirit that he had. Read more.
Related to project keywords: primary school, started, teachers, teacher, day

Music Festivals

By a female, under 16 years old, in Busia, Kenya
Map of MUSIC FESTIVALS In Malanga primary school the school was doing well in drama and music festivals but could not go so far because of lack of costumes that were needed during the section.One day the teachers who were convinced that there school would reach far if they had good they decided to consult an organization they thought would help them.sure enough the ICS helped them and when the next festival came they won a new bus. Read more.
Related to project keywords: primary school, teachers, new, school school, day

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Project Leader

Robyn Nietert

Bethesda, MD United States

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