Hello Lovely Supporters,
October/November has been a very busy month with lots of activities.
Our secondary 4 students and primary 7 sat for their UNEB exams in October/November months 2022 .
Let me focus on Isaac with big smile in the photo. He was born in 2008 in the outskirt of Kampala. When he was 2 he lost his parents when a strong wind hit a weak church building which fell on them when they had gone to pray. Isaac survived. This story makes Isaac feel strong in faith as he believes that his parents’ last day were spent in the presence of God and so they should be in Heaven. Isaac likes football and frequently you will find him with wounds sustained from football matches but his dream is to become a photographer owning the biggest Photograph/Film company in the whole world! He completed primary 7 at GLS, waiting to join secondary one this year 2023.
Isaac first came to learn about the death of his parents at the age of 9 and was very unhappy for a while. We took time talking to him that Death is normal and all believers of Jesus Christ follows this step to eternity. He has grown in faith and sometimes he shares some scriptures in the church given the opportunity – though largely he is on photo taking exercises every time, learning a key board and a guitar as well.
GLH children like Isaac really want to join secondary education after primary and many are asking what next uncle James? God knows but just believe that you have Secondary education this year 2023. The secondary four students were very excited over what they wrote on papers/exams compared to those in the last years – They would like to go for A-Level if they did well. The questions remain, who will support their wishes/big dreams? One of the Older students ‘’ Gerald was generously supported by a friend to do his Diploma In-Law and currently finishing (June/2023) Bachelor’s degree in Law at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. Praise the Lord that GLH will have a lawyer. Barbra will be finishing her Diploma in Accountancy, currently school bursar at GLS. These are good examples but then a very big stress to GLH as they have set example beyond GLH ability.
We closed school term/year earlier than expected due to Ebola outbreak. Government told us to end school on 25 Nov, no things like party, etc. Sadly GLS didn’t held graduation function last year to keep the government rules. (GLS is close to the city so there is more supervision from health department than for schools far from the city) School term opens next year 05/02 /2023.
Praise, Food provided, no serious illness, safety of the visitors, exams done /completed, Elijah passed well
Requests; Secondary/further education, Descent Christmas meals, child sponsorship, Health (Ebola issue) , success in examinations .
My WhatsApp number is +256770380342 to discuss any possible partnership
Wishing you all a very Happy new year 2023
Thank you for working with us to the end of 2022 school year
September has been a very busy month with lots of activities.
We are praying for the state exams coming in October; primary seven will be siting as well as secondary four. Let me tell you about one of the Secondary 4 students. She came to us, 10 years ago, after losing both parents. The person who promised to help during funeral didn’t do so. She kept changing families as she was frequently caned/beaten. She ended up moving to our neighborhood looking for where to find peace. The person, who was then looking after her, met me and told me her sad story. Obviously I had to accept her into the home. Initially she was very disturbed in the night, shouting out that she was being chased. With love and prayer that is a thing of the past. She hopes to be a business woman and currently she has been helping GLH move to the Bank making withdrawals for the children’s food. She is very dependable and works well with our school bursar. Most of the girls under our care have sad stories and will needing extra support with secondary education.*
She and others are revising their books trying to consolidate what they have been reading on self-study Program at GLH. Last year one student sat for exams but didn’t perform well – her feedback was that she lacked practical lessons – but how do we do practical without equipment and a neighbor school has supported with few to prepare them for their final exams – chemistry and physics practical going on Attached are photos *We are deeply grateful for the support for a specific child. This covers costs at the Home and at primary, GLS, however secondary education is far more expensive
Activities during the month; clothes washing by both boys and girls, prayer and tests for secondary students
There is an Ebola outbreak in Mubende District (about 140 km from Kampala)…what a challenge before Uganda recovers fully from Covid19
Food has been provided with a special contribution from Australian friends
a) There has been no serious illness among the children
b) Peace of mind
a) GLH visitors in this year b)Regular support to GLH c)Excellence with exams for both primary seven and secondary four due November 2022 d)Ebola outbreak e)School fees collection
WATCH & PRAY
What we call small can have a big impact. Jackeline ( a double orphan supported by GLH under guardianship) was recently given a green T-shirt. Jackeline’s guardian depends on roasting maize as her business making very small profits to support other 6 children she is living with. She rents a house at 70,000= monthly and her profit is 60,000= (About £15 or $25). She largely depends on the monthly gift from GLH for Jackeline . The question remains, how about the other 6 children in her care? So, supporting Jackeline alone to live under guardian is indirectly standing with the other vulnerable children in the same house and the recent covid lockdown made the whole situation more sad. A special gift of Soap donation (20 bars) came in abruptly within the month -what a wonderful miracle when soap is very expensive and someone comes out to say here is the 20 bars, enjoy!!
The secondary new curriculum is more child centred and very practical: our secondary students have moved out of their classroom for different lessons -Agriculture secondary one class in the picture looking at soil samples etc. Allen and others too, got excited visiting Kasenyi Landing site (Geography study tour). They learnt about fishing, lowland, altitude, landscapes, features etc. Types of fish caught there, fishing methods etc. This field work question is compulsory every year and all should answer it. With the new term school start, children are getting on the road map of studies in a very difficult situation of high inflations rate.
Scholastic materials have become very expensive – exercise book at 1500= is now 2000= a pen at 500 is now 700= subsequently very hard to raise the school fees from the poor children within the community. We need to collect 80% of the fees to break even: This is a real problem for us. We want to serve our community and we need to pay our teachers and thus become self-reliant.
Very much hoping for good farm output – I recently had a discussion with a friend, about spiritual gifts around the gift of prophecy . He doubted this office to be present but strongly believes about a word of wisdom to advise me about early preparation for the likely coming food shortages . (In 3 months the cost of maize flour has risen by 50%: maize flour is a basic. Real problems lie ahead)
i) Good health to GLH children and staffs.
ii) Uncle Misa to recover soon
i) Institutional regular support (This prayer request has gone for years)
But again, THANK YOU. So much has been achieved. “It has been a good Month” but trusting God for June 2022.
Best wishes, James Mukiibi Mobile: 0759941493 Email: email@example.com://www.godslovehomeandschool.org/
Apology for late January newsletter. I messed up on my computer hence the delay to communicate
Happy New Year 2022
On behalf of the youngsters, staff and the whole God’s Love Home and School community, an enormous thank you for you for your help including funding our Christmas dinner which we enjoyed hugely. Please enjoy our pictures! A Goat gift given, some sodas shared, it was a nice meal for the day. When we heard about the death of Mark’s wife, Margaret we never expected a goat any more -good to see the goat again and we praise the Lord for it.
On 10-01-2022 our school re-started; we were closed from March 20 from covid-19 lockdown. Children are very excited returning to school. The present task is to settle in new students and find out how much our old students have learned , or forgotten, during lockdown.
Over the last three years there has been an increasing difficulty helping GLH children who leave Primary and want to go to secondary. ( Secondary school fees structure; UGX 350,000 for day students for a term and there are three terms a year. We are so grateful for student sponsorship but clearly it does not cover secondary fees). To help all would need a doubling of the budget. One option we have tried with only partial success is 25% taught; rest self taught. This requires high discipline and they have committed themselves to abide. (One of the pioneers on the original course has been accepted on a Nursery Teachers Course and is doing her practical component at GLS. It would be great if someone would volunteer to pay her fees)
OUR building of GLS is nearly to completion – Thanks for your prayers and support -we have done most of the plastering and the upper part can now be used. Ceiling and electricity work and some minor plasters is what we are looking forward too.
Needed and received
Lovely Christmas celebrations. Thank you!
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.
Blessings, James Mukiibi
Mobile: 0759941493 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ANNUAL REPORT 2021
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
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