Sep 25, 2020

Helping girls manage through COVID-19 lockdown

Daphine receives food aid and learning resources
Daphine receives food aid and learning resources

During this challenging time of COVID-19 lockdown, many women and girls in Uganda have struggled with starvation as they have been unable to earn even a meagre wage.

As a team, our movement and social gatherings have been restricted, nevertheless, we are pleased to tell you that we have been able to pivoted our support to provide girls with vital food and hygiene supplies.  The girls are so happy with this aid as the lockdown has really squeezed people.

On behalf of the girls and their families, I appreciate this support from the GlobalGiving community to our people here, you are indeed outstanding partners to help people in such need.

Furthermore, with schools set to be closed for almost an entire year, we have also turned our support to help vulnerable girls who have no access to learning materials, supplying them with education supplements and radios to tune into government education broadcasts.

Daphine is set to take her O levels later this year. Her guardian says:

“Thank you for the food and learning packages, they are a big relief to help us manage through this lockdown.”

We thank you for standing with us and our communities in their hour of need.

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Sep 10, 2020

Our parents would like to say THANKS!

Emillianah
Emillianah

"You people show up just when we are about to lose hope!"

Greetings from Mayuge! Time has passed and still we are in lockdown in Uganda.  We hear this week that it is unlikely that our kindergarten children will be permitted to return to school for the rest of this academic year.  Whilst we put plans together to support their learning and development at home, we wanted to pass on some expressions of gratitude to you, our GlobalGiving community, for your support at this most challenging time for us all.

Here is some of the feedback from our parents regarding the food and learning packages we have been able to provide, thanks to your ongoing donations.

Daddy Mary says:

“Thank you so much for your kindness and reaching out to us during these hard times, this is so lifesaving, my family is so encouraged. Who would give all this stuff in this critical time if they didn’t love and value you. Thank you for loving us every day.”

Mummy Hatimah says.

“Thank you for always bringing smiles to our faces, you people show up just when we are about to lose hope.  I appreciate how much you love our children and our entire family, thank you a million times, just know we love you people too so much.” 

Angela Mummy Kato and Waiswa says:

“Thank you for coming through for us during this difficult time. My family appreciates everything you have given to us since the beginning of this pandemic. We are so happy for our eggs and sugar it means a lot to us.”

Mummy Emillianah expressed:

“I am so much grateful for everything you have been giving my family ever since the lockdown started. I pray that God should bless Kathy’s Kindergarten and its supporters for their kindness.”

Your donartions at this time are more vital than ever, as we endeavour to support our community in their hour of need.  Thank you for you ongoing support.

Hatimah
Hatimah
Kato
Kato
Waiswa
Waiswa
Mary
Mary

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May 28, 2020

HOME LEARNING DURING LOCKDOWN IN MAYUGE, UGANDA

Greetings to you, here is a quick update from Kathy’s Kindergarten amidst the ongoing pandemic.

As directed by the government, all schools have been closed since 20th of March because of the ongoing situation.

The lockdown has posed several challenges to both the children and their parents. Not so many of the children’s parents are in position to read and write, which makes it a really hard task for some of the children to learn while at home. Some parents get so caught up with household chores and growing food in their gardens, hence giving less or no attention to the child’s learning whilst at home.

Some of the homes are not conducive to enhance a child’s learning because they are too close to the roadside and hence there is a lot of disruption to children’s concentration.

Since the schools were closed unexpectedly, we decided as a school to provide the children with the first set of home learning materials that would keep them busy and we are glad to hear that parents are trying their best to help our children learn while they are home.

After consulting the parents on the progress of their children with the home learning materials provided, they gave us a positive response that the children were picking up, later on, we gave them the second set of home learning materials when the lock down was extended to cover the period that they were to be at school before holidays.

In this month of May, they are supposed to be in holidays already and so we did not give them any learning package for this period because we expect them to be resting from schoolwork for a while. Instead we gave all our kindergarten families a tray of eggs to help during this difficult period. The lockdown and the floods destroying crops has resulted in some families having nothing to eat. This gesture was appreciated by all our kindergarten families.

Meanwhile, in case the lockdown is still extended even after the holiday period we hope to continue providing them with the home learning materials to help them not to fall back in their education, and I believe one day with a great teacher is better than a thousand days of diligent independent study. The children were with us for a month plus before lockdown and therefore we are so hopeful that, if we keep providing them with the home learning materials, even while they are away from us, they will not fall back in their education.

Thank you to all our kindergarten teachers for their hard work in keeping our children educated during this difficult period and a special thank you to all our donors for making it possible for us to help the children and their families.

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