Hello and greetings;
Thank you very much for all the time and donations sent to Kiwonnongo Foundation Inc of Uganda, as we stand to educate children, esp those who have out grown the regular educational system. In Uganda, a child could be 25 years old, but may not evenn know thier age since their parents do not know how to read or write and there fore did not record birth dates of children. At St Jerome Emiliann Academy, we get many of those. The population we serve is 98 % illiterate. We also accomodate any child of any age to join us. We have a program called Special Education Program where these older children are allowed to attend a program basically teaching reading and writing. As grown children are very inqusitive, they learn very fast and as soon as they learn reading and writing, we put them at an age appropriate class to join the rest. This prevents them from stigma and shame. They catch up really quick and we have seen positive results from this program.
Thank you again for your contributions, these funds assist with this special ed program and we have successfully sent 5 students to a SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL to Trinity Secondary School in Hoima. One of them was the best student as he passed his PLE with flying colors. Another one is one of our overgorwn student sho repeated some classes at least 4 times and she has not finally graduated Primary section and is in Senior Secondary school. Her story is an amazing one.
Other children consist of Kato Patrick, whose parents are unable to support; Kasumba Charles, an orphan and Nakagwa Phionah whose father dies many years ago. These 5 students wouldnt have gone to Secondary Education without your help.
Joan (18 yrs old) and Jackie (about 23 yrs old) couldnt read or write a few months ago,remain in St Jerome, but they are very enthusiastic about their academic lives.
Our children passed Our first Uganda PLE exams ( Grade 7 National Exams). We are very excited about this too.
We encourage you to support them on a monthl basis so that they stay in school getting education.
Giving is medicine for the soul. Thank you.
CEO/Founder of Kiwonnongo Foundation and St Jerome Emilian Academy