As Primary Futures continues to expand in England, with projects launching soon in Wales and hopefully Northern Ireland, imagine our surprise when we were contacted recently by Ms Oliver Wanyana from Katwadde Village in Uganda. News of Primary Futures had clearly spread further than we ever imagined! She put us in touch with John Ssentamu, the headteacher of Good Shepherd Primary School located in Katwadde Village in Mukungwe Sub-County in the Masaka District of Uganda. We have much in common working in our different countries helping to raise the aspirations of our children and young people. John has sent us some great photos, some of which you can see in this blog and others which are on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/129987423@N02/sets/ Fancy having to construct and develop your own classrooms and using cow wastes to reduce the level of dust!
The school opened in 2013 and now has 152 children and young people aged between 3 and 16. There are 8 teachers and 2 non teaching staff working in the school which is run by a registered community based organisation called ‘Women and Girls Can Initiative’. What a great name!
It’s exciting times for John and his school as the children have just started to learn to use computers thanks to the donations of laptops and solar equipment. We’re all looking forward to seeing our new found friendship develop as we share our learning across the globe!