New members of the HALO family - Sandra & Miracle
Hello from all the girls in the Gulu Home in Gulu, Uganda!
The Gulu girls are doing very well. A few of the girls were recently elected to a leadership position at school.
Mercy is a class captain and was recruited by the school to join the athletic team. At first, Mercy was really upset that the school wanted her to join the athletic team because it meant she was going to have to miss school for competitions. However, the home mentors explained it would be good for her to participate in extra-curricular activities. Eventually, Mercy came to understand and the next day she came home from school very happy and excited about the team. The mentors said she loves school so much she couldn’t imagine missing if she didn’t have to.
Cissy joined the debate club and is an active member. She was also part of creating a new club for health and hygiene. Cissy and other students take it upon themselves to make sure the school is clean and that the students know about good health practices. They were given some training by the school and even went to other schools to teach kids about health and hygiene.
Janet was elected Head Girl for the entire school. The mentors discovered last year that she could not fully read and write so she was sent to a private school that has smaller class sizes and the appropriate grade level for her abilities. Despite initially being upset about being sent back two levels in school, Janet is excelling academically and socially. She is very resilient, her character is strong, and she is showing strong leadership ability. We are so proud of her for persevering and being a leader at school and at the home.
Sarah was chosen to receive the HALO scholarship to attend a vocational training school. She will join St. Monica Girl’s Tailoring Center and complete a course in catering.
HALO wouldn’t be where we are today, in the position of helping 115 children in Uganda alone, without your support through the years. Thank you for supporting HALO and the Gulu Girls.