From the Field

Changing lives with our Child Protection Committee

Changing lives with our Child Protection Committee

Our Project Coordinator, Kessia Lum, returned to School for Life's Katuuso campus with Raising Voices for the second round of outreach programs on child abuse. The results from the first round have been life changing for many of the Katuuso community members and their children…

Changing lives with our Adult Literacy Program

Changing lives with our Adult Literacy Program

Our Project Coordinator, Kessia Lum, shares the inspiring stories of the graduates from our Adult Literacy Program in rural Uganda.

Last week, I sat and spoke to Winnie for thirty minutes. She told me all about her life, in English. One year ago, Winnie could not speak a word of English. 

A new group of vocational training ladies at Katuuso!

A new group of vocational training ladies at Katuuso!

We recently started our second vocational training program with five new ladies coming to learn the tailoring trade with our Kumi team in Katuuso. Our Head Tailor Winnie and three of our experienced Kumi tailors - Rose, Nalongo and Grace - will teach the course. Over the next five weeks the ladies will learn new skills including garment construction, accessories and product costing and sales. When finished the ladies will receive a certificate of completion and help to find employment within the local community or beyond. 

BOOKS ON DESKS DOES NOT EQUAL SUCCESS

BOOKS ON DESKS DOES NOT EQUAL SUCCESS

As I sit in the library in Katuuso Primary School, unpacking boxes of donations that get sent from all over the world, I can't help but be annoyed when I come across completely irrelevant books such as 'How to Use a Microwave' or a summary of Australia's Top 10 Cricket Players from 1985. I am further incensed when I think about the discrepancy between these donations and the real needs of schools in Uganda.