Wednesday – Friday June 6 - 8
In the morning we had a meeting planned with the Education Department, but they had to cancel due to an Education Ministry meeting that they were summoned to. In the afternoon we started a new Smart Choices program at St Lawrence Secondary school. We did two more sessions on Thursday and then finished the program today. This school was a real challenge the Students were undisciplined and unruly and aggravated by a class size of about 250 with the kids packed in with five on a bench designed for two. It is wonderful to here about how God always redeems those kinds of situations. As we were bemoaning the situation as we were packing the equipment into the car. The coordinating teacher came up to us to hand us the school questionnaire form that she had just completed. The comments on the form were very complementary about the program and she said that several of the girls from the class had come to speak to her, realizing that they had made bad choices and asking her for advice on how to get out their bad situation.
On Thursday morning we started a new program at a primary school, Idudi Parents Primary. I think that some of these kids were really to young to hear some of the content in the course. One of the requests we have had from Uganda as we revise and update the content of the Smart Choices, is that come up with a presentation that is suitable for the younger kids. The conditions at this school where really dire. Dirt floors, no window or door frames and in some instances the classroom floor level is about 2ft of the round and no steps. You will see from the pictures. The crazy think about poverty that always gives me something to smile about, is the kids in the worst possible situations are the most cheerful and full of life. It is as if they don’t have a care in the world. We will go back and finish up lessons 3-6 at this school next Monday and Tuesday.
Teach handing over School Questionnaire
Estimate 200 Students
Look at this Mango tree laden with fruit on the Schol Grounds
Pictures of Idudi Parent Primary School Notice no window or door frames and a huge stem up to the classroom.
This is the door to the room we are teaching in. The floors are dirt floors and sloping not level.