Over the holidays we had a work team at the school that focused on plastering the school block, putting facia on and completing the top portion of the fence for our property. All three things are looking good and will benefit the school in years to come. I was also part of the paint work team that painted the assembly room with some of the staff. Instead of hiring an expensive painter I gave some of the staff members the opportunity to help out and earn some much needed extra money to prepare for upcoming school fees. It was nice to spend some time with these guys with a paint brush in my hand working together. The place looks great and all the staff is excited with the colours that Sarah picked out.
It was also exciting to have five teams of staff go out and spend some time visiting the homes. Each student’s home visited received a nice food hamper that contained rice, posho, beans, soap, sugar, tea and cooking oil. Most teams consisted of three to five staff members who took a full day to travel and take an interest in our students. I have truly been blessed with a great staff to work with over the years.
As the term began we received some exciting news that our grade seven students did very well on their mock exams. This is a big test that is given to all students in preparation for their final national exams in early November. Most of the graders mark very hard and yet our students performed extremely well. If the students continue to focus and work hard until the end of the year this may very well be our best class ever and could even place us as a top ten school in the country.
We are blessed to have so many people behind us over the years and are grateful for the support that has been extended to the school. The food hampers for students and staff, the fence and painting were all made possible by the generous donations of many. Those of you who gave we continue to pray that God will bless you tenfold.
This term is different than any other as I begin a term of training in a new headmaster. On one hand I am a little sad as I will not be seeing the staff on a daily basis but I’m also happy to launch the school under the leadership of their first Ugandan headmaster. I am also excited to see what God has for our family down the road. Please pray that things will go well in this process and in the discovering of what is next for us.