beginners on casual wear without uniform
Dear esteemed supporters and donors,
I bring you greetings from The Odwar Fund.
The story of a rural child who has never thjought of being in school is incredible when they start to join their frieds who started school earlier and more so the idea that parents need to be at the center of trheir children's education is a paradigm that every one in the village is working hard to cope up with and that is what for this repoert I am calling "the making of a school child"
Most parents in rural areas find early childhood development training a real nightmare considering that they have to ensure that a child who traditionally should actually not yet be in school now have to start school as a Baby class pupil. In our traditional set up,children start school at seven (7) years but with the introduction of early childhood education,the child now has to start school at three (3) years,this is something both the parent and the child find completely new and efforts must be made to ensure that both like the new lifestyle.
Day one of the child in many cases start without uniform with most rural parents saying " even at 3 years am already to buy uniform for the child?,by the time they turm 12,how many uniforms will i have bought for the child?" To the child they feel that being in school is a real prison and burden but as soon as they get to class,the love from the teacher is what catches their attention first. One child remarked after returning home on first day attending Yaweh Yiireh Nursery and Primary school where The Odwar Fund sends children " Mummy my teacher hugged me today and said she loves me so much,I think i should go back tommorow to see my teacher" Indeed even the mother was impressed. Another child on realising that porridge is served at school yet at home all parents go away to the garden and leave them alone,he said " Mummy,for us we take porridge at school so you will need to take me very early tommorrow because i dont want to miss my porridge". All these are very encouraging episodes in the making of a school child.
In the area of uniform for those whose parents can not afford uniform at all and The odwar is offering to give them through support of the donorss,the children always enjoy putting them on and they say " I love my new clothe,i think i should use it for church on sunday as well"
The beuty of seeing young children join school and grow through the stages is very encouraging and i want to assure our supporters that the valueable dollars that you commit ensures that this is made possible and the greater god is for our next generation as they will have responsible children who have been through school.
Please,I implore you to continue putting these children in your thoughts and indeed the needs are still great and we are hopefl that your continued support will allow more children to enjoy the beuty of being in school and moving through the stages of making of a school child which is indeed the " making of a responsible citizen" who will contribute to the growth and development of Uganda.
I want to thank you and pray that you keep us in your thoughts