Building God's Love School Classrooms

by Engozi Za Mukama (God's Love Home)
Building  God's Love School Classrooms
Building  God's Love School Classrooms
Building  God's Love School Classrooms
Building  God's Love School Classrooms
Building  God's Love School Classrooms
Building  God's Love School Classrooms
Building  God's Love School Classrooms
Building  God's Love School Classrooms
our tracy
our tracy

Dear Friends

I trust all is well with you. July has been a very busy month with children doing end of term two examination.  Subsequently the school bursar had a very big task to collect school fees which wasn’t possible from the poor community: there just is not surplus cash around. (We even sent the children, whose parents had not paid home, but then called them  back).

 Second term has been one of the most difficult school terms especially as the prices of commodities has been seen rising everywhere. Schools have closed before their time due to food prices; a kg of maize flour has gone to 4,000= from 3,000 in June forcing most schools to close up since posho and beans are commonly used foods by schools. Charcoal’s price went high and we resorted to timber dusts (sawdust and shavings)but the cook never welcomed this idea because they produced a lot of smoke and little heat. Some schools have used this to reduce on the cost of charcoal but it doesn’t work at GLS.

This month I just want to focus on Tracy (photo from 2020).  Towards the end of our school term on 17-07-2022 some unknown people came in a numberless vehicle and abducted her.  Recall Tracy’s birth day is in 28/08/2018 and the devil had decided to take her life – one female teacher witnessed the incidence a long side other child. It is believed that the person in the car called Tracy by name and she responded going to towards the vehicle which started immediately. Who could this be? Police are investigating the matter but the good news is Tracy was dropped back at GLH after 5 days searching for her and some money taken by means of mobile money system. (When a child’s life is involved there are difficult decisions)

With increased commodity prices and many town hawkers being chased from the Kampala city,  violent theft has increased within the outskirts of Kampala, Kibwa inclusive.

So, please pray for peace and protection in these dangerous times

Everything, whether small or big, is a blessing when given in ‘’ love ‘’. Many thanks for being such a blessing to GLH otherwise we couldn’t meet such unexpected costs without your support.  After Tracy incidence, I decided to enter into prayers and fasting because I saw this as a direct attack from the enemy and so my apology to all my WhatsApp friends because I haven’t been communicating at all.

Blessings,

James

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Ongoing test
Ongoing test

Dear Friends ,

It's now almost two months since the school started and children have been committed to their learning. They are focused on reading books, doing some simple maths exercise. Almost in all classes, for maths lessons, teachers have gone through Arithmetic -The four operations (+, - , x, -: ) when working out combination of operations, multiply or divide before adding or subtracting, unless there are brackets. Brackets must always be worked out first. It has been great to see the leaners moving ideas into many different areas. They are happy that school has reopened.

Do you remember Tracy? We got her at zero age from the Hospital when left there after being born, Some of our older girls have always treated her as their own child and her self recognises them as their mother. Tracy has started her nursery schooling, in Baby class now. She can sing – Oh baby Jesus, oh baby Jesus, as well as able to count from one to ten (1-10), Identify some domestic animals, Home Utensils like spoon, fork, plate, match box etc. Very bright baby girl. (The children are taught reading and writing in English not Kiganda)

The Older children continue with their self-reading and with some teachers coming in to help especially in science subjects- They have had Map reading exercise – able to use map to allocate different places, features, reading of grid references etc.

The children under guardianship are generally doing good under our support, we have been able to provide feeding, medical and security. The only problem they face is lack of beds to sleep on, so they sleep on the ground making their mattress get worn out so quickly.

There have been serious medical issues, children falling sick -flue, fever, headache, cough etc. We decided to bring in a doctor for some injections as the tabs seem taking long to cure . This is still on but we believe that God will see us through very soon for his glory.

Our regular food of maize and beans have been given and we thank the Lord for the provision.

Needed and received

i) Good health for all the children at GLH and S

ii) Peace and security at GLH and S. Payment of fees

iii) God’s provision as it has been for years (feeding, housing, medical support etc)

iv) Facilitation for the secondary school girls to remain in school.

v) For regular support with money and prayer. It averages out at around £25 per orphan per month. There are already some supported: it would be great if there were more.

vi) For physical and medical security.

But again, THANK YOU. So much has been achieved. “It has been a good Month” and that must be the understatement of the Month!

In prayer, James Mukiibi Mobile: 0759941493 Email: james.mukiibi@yahoo.com

Patience in sec one
Patience in sec one
Tracy
Tracy
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plastering progress

 

ANNUAL REPORT 2021  

 Dear Friends,

 In all our different faith backgrounds, w.e know there was a creator and that our existence is not mere chance. Many thanks to our creator who has kept us safe and wishing you

A Happy Christmas and prosperous new year 2022.

 Amidst covid19 impact, you have helped vulnerable children in our care with feeding, security, education and a roof etc. Your impact has gone across 60 vulnerable in addition to the guardians’ children who live with some of our children. 

 So many things thrill me

-          Food has been provided on monthly support from friends in Australia and UK with additions from our farm output.

-          Classroom block building work is nearly done.  At present we are completing the outside plastering with top floor ceiling as yet incomplete

-          Schools to open up on 10/01/2022.  His is the first time that all classes will be in school since March 2019.  The children have missed so much; imagine how excited we are

-          Home study has been facilitated,  However the lack of facilities has made it very hard for the children

-          Our First Aid kit always stocked and minor problems dealt with

-          We have purchased a small piece of Land 40 x 40 ft next to our school for a pit latrine, Kitchen and play ground

-   We have grown food at our farm. It acted as our children refugee during covid19 lockdown when    

     staying in the town sounded the immediate source of the virus spread

-          We have had help with our website and blogs have been written for us.

 We have had to keep adjusting the GLH working schedule to allow for the latest lockdown. The school has been closed for most of the year with the exception of P7 who came in to prepare for their exams.  Their results were good but not upto the standard of previous years.  (Teachers have been kept on 75% of salary)  The children’s home and the home for the older children have proceeded well

With limited transport, prices have risen. – A bicycle was purchased by generous friend to help carry food and water.  The older girls maintained their determination to go on a lower budget,  This Christmas they will share in the GLH goat and have their first meat of 2021,  Well done them!!

We depend very much on your continued kindness.  However we have set clear targets to become more self sufficient. There is a financial target for the farm to achieve and another for the school to develop a surplus.  Please ask if you wish to see  the 2020 Annual audited report

Please continue to pray and to help and ….

James Mukiibi   Mobile: 0759941493

Email:   james.mukiibi@yahoo.com

Doctor helping at GLH
Doctor helping at GLH
Bicycle given to carry water and food
Bicycle given to carry water and food
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Birth day celebrations

Dear Friends,                                                                                                         3/09/2021

Thankyou friends for your prayers and support throughout August.  Let me tell you about some random things. Tracy and Judean celebrated their birthdays. Tracy makes 3 years from the zero age when she joined GLH.  We had rain water that was collected from our recently given tank that has reduced girls’ movements for water. However, rain isn’t back in full capacity and so our tank has never got full, hard to estimate practically how far it can go with girls when full.  Patience too got sponsored which really thrills me ; (forgive if I don’t mention your name).                                                                          

I had a lovely call on zoom with a UK organisation, I shared about GLH to them and the talk was very lovely. Please pray that this will bring good outcome in the future when our needs are presented to the board meeting expected in September.  Obviously, there are many lives still needy.  I promised last month to work on our school building specifically to fix in window glass, we have been able to complete that. Again many thanks for your support 

Lockdown:  The government declared on 30-July, 42 more days of school and Church closure.  We are yet to hear from our president on what comes next on schools and churches opening. The government is trying to make sure that all teachers are fully vaccinated before schools opening. Some staff, like Justus Abitegeka (Deputy H/teacher), at GLS/H have been vaccinated already with no issues at all despite the fears of many.  There is so much false news.

Learning continues to be family based; Teachers supplying work to different families where our children come from. GLH is well equipped with a regular routine of children reading on their own. There is a need for more of reading materials and a desktop computer at school for effective implementation of the programme. Girls (GLV) focus this month has been on their usual learning but concentrated on sewing machines, hairdressing and Keyboard playing as well as guitar learning. I like their interest to develop their skills. Devotions -(reading God’s word /prayers was the order of the day) There were many small cases of children sickness like flu, fever, ...but through our first Aid box we are able to treat them.

A sad story in the month was an abrupt sickness of Gerald, one of the older GLH young men, who is currently studying Bachelor’s in Law at Makerere University.  He was taken to hospital and tests showed no covid or malaria but the recurrence of his stomach issues which he needs to learn to live with

 I really value your prayers and supporting comments..

Project ‘’ needs’’ and ‘’ received’’s

a)      Healing to our friends b) Food provision to GLH and the poor community of kibwa c) Feeding support to continue d) Churches and schools to be opened from lockdown e) Gerald’s health    f) child sponsorship scheme  

I am happy that the Lord has provided for August and thankyou friends for being there. As usual, may he provide according to your heart’s desire.  

Blessings,James Mukiibi   Mobile: 0759941493 Email:   james.mukiibi@yahoo.com

Glasses fixed
Glasses fixed
Girls collecting water from the given water tank
Girls collecting water from the given water tank
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primary seven who sat for exams
primary seven who sat for exams

 

 Dear Friends,

Time can fly with a couple of months passed in 2021 so far, most things has been wonderful. March was a month of Examinations for secondary four (4) and Primary seven (7) -Sadia has done her senior four as well as our primary 7 students. The primary seven had their last exams on 31 from the 30th /March.  What an excitement on completion!  I am afraid you can’t see their smiles due to masks covering the mouths but Just believe the presence of smiles inside ...hahaha. They promise success, of course it’s the usual wording from any learners to their teachers. Let us put them into our prayers!     

We continue to hope for more classes to Join the school system from the COVID-19   Lockdown- Primary 5 and Primary 4 etc expected soon presumably early July which makes us keen to work on the classrooms to useable level.  Currently, we have filled the stair holes with hole bricks and doing Internal plastering with some rooms completed (It excludes floor cementing and fixing glasses, electricity and ceiling). We would aim at cementing the floors as well. 

Gerald has sorted out the issue of Land disputes in the community when he advised them on the laws required at different levels. He encouraged the local council one to always stand firm on the truth on any matter in the community other than taking bribes to silence the matter in a wrong direction. I was happy that he pointed out the aspect bribe which is very much asked locally. Gerald was GLH student whom we have supported to a diploma in Law from Law Development Centre and currently studying degree in Law at Makerere University Uganda. There are many other GLH children with such big dreams to further their education in different disciplines like Doctors, Nursing, Law, Teachers etc.  but then we are unable to support them due to our narrow financial base.  I am sure with the support in those study displine, GLH will be self-sustainable in the future when it produces her own lawyers, teachers, nurses, doctor etc.        

                                                                                                                                                                  Behind our school block there are two small plots of land of size 15 ft by 40 which are on sale. Other external purchase of these plots disturbs our school in the future as we are already struggling on the one that was recently taken and the owner having fixed a Toilet just close to our classrooms.  Our usual prayers has been that we this for Kitchen and Pit latrine as we focus on our long-term goal of 2-acre playground Land close to the schools. Any support to acquire children play ground will be a huge blessing to the children sports life.  

The classroom Block building process continue gradually for any money that comes in unexpected and we hope to finish it this year. We have been able to fix in windows and doors. Now, doing Internal plastering etc.  We are keen that before the whole school start, we can make this classroom useable.

We thank friends who are in support with our vision and please consider visiting our recent Blogs 

https://godslovehomeandschoolblog.org/2021/04/01/glh-future-building-projects/  and  https://godslovehomeandschoolblog.org/

 Project “needs” and “received” s

  1. Internal plastering in progress.
  2. GLH website 
  3. Primary seven finished their exams well -Pray for success
  4.  School playground
  5. Being able to finish all the tasks as soon as they come in   
  6. This year’s visits to happen soon
  7. My friend’s Visit to India to go well.
  8.  Science Lab to get equipped with basics in -Biology, chemistry and Physics for practical applications.
  9. 10 Desktop computers for children learning lessons
  10. Feeding support
  11. GLH simple clinic 
  12. Past months have been very good with minor issues of sickness among the children which we walked out, a time to connect with our families and friends. May remaining months bring you hope, good health and fulfilment!

Blessings,

James Mukiibi Mobile: 0759941493 Email:   james.mukiibi@yahoo.com

Ps; There is one serious issue of ‘'scam'' using our name talking to different people without organisation' s knowledge -Instead of email james.mukiibi@yahoo.com you read from james.mukiib@yahoo.com (looks the same but they are not at all) -They have created Facebook page ''God's Love Orphanage '' just close to our GLH. I pray that you will be bright enough to go through such. 

Breeze bricks around the stair wall
Breeze bricks around the stair wall
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Engozi Za Mukama (God's Love Home)

Location: Kampala, Uganda - Uganda
Project Leader:
JAMES MUKIIBI
Kampala, Uganda
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