News from Innocent after the first week back at school for the children at Good Luck Junior School. Three teachers have returned and 42 children which is very pleasing as he told me that many schools have not opened at all as the teachers didn’t return, so comparatively speaking GLJS is really doing well so far. It’s so good, that because of your donations the teachers will get paid at the end of this month and for another five, giving the school a chance to attract another two teachers and therefore more children.
I has been very impressed with Ibrahim, the head teacher, when I spent time there at the beginning on 2020. Innocent also told me, ‘One of the biggest challenges the school is having is water, the nearest water source (borehole) is about 1.5 kms from the school and this serves the villages around as well. Coz of the few staff Ibra, who is the school director, headteacher and classroom teacher, puts all those honors aside, gets on bicycle and cycles to borehole to fetch some few jerricans of water before the children arrive in the morning.
There is also one cook in the kitchen outside, am sure Ibra also goes to help the lady too.’
He is certainly very dedicated!
Let’s hope more parents find they are able to send their children back over the next few weeks and two more teachers will decide that GLJS is for them too. Innocent said the wonderful improvements to the classrooms and latrines have made the school more attractive which helps a great deal. He also said, ‘Hello mum G, the children at GLJS now don’t go back home dusty like it used to be coz the class rooms have cemented floor’. They also won’t cough so much either and neither will I when I next go to Uganda!
So friends, so far so good for Good Luck Junior School, and much of it is down to you again. Thanks again for all the support you give to the many people I talk about in Uganda.
Love and hugs 🤗