This was a very exciting day for Geoff. He came to Uganda hoping to set up a link between Broadheath Primary School in Altrincham and a local primary school in Jinja. Last week we visited Masese Co-ed Primary School and Geoff talked to the headmistress about the possibility of setting up a link between the two schools.
Today (Friday) he with others on the team were returning. Geoff, Julie, Christine, Joan, Eddie and Jan were expertly driven up the hill by Steve – it is an approach which makes British off road courses look like child’s play.
First there was a tour of the site from which they could look down on the slums around Jinja from where the school drew its children. This was followed by the official welcome by the Chairman of the School Board and the Chairman of the P.T.A., members of the Management Board and the Head teacher, Mrs Babirye Christine.
The Head teacher then set out her vision for the school and the many problems they have with achieving them. Geoff responded by saying he hoped that today would mark the beginning of the strong partnership between the 2 schools. The UgandAid team then presented the school with the gifts donated by our team and friends – pencils, pencil sharpeners from Pauline and Jane, footballs, small shoes and wellington boots from Phil, Eddie’s case full of toys for the nursery school, a gift of snakes and ladders game by Sue and Jan and finally a case of 35 new sweatshirts from Broadheath School.
It was wonderful to see the uniforms being worn by the Ugandan children in genuine gratitude to Broadheath School. Once again, it was a super occasion for the team.
Blog supplied by Geoff