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THE SCHOOL

On 23 January 2017, the first school year of the First Elementary began in our school in Kibiri, near Kampala (Uganda). The program, entirely free, will last 7 years (equal to the duration of the primary school cycle in Uganda) and will be dedicated to orphans or children from very poor families. It will be an important commitment, a challenge that we have taken with ourselves and with the parents or relatives of these children. Our goal is to train girls and boys who in 7 years can pass the admission tests of the most prestigious Ugandan high schools and enjoy well-deserved scholarships for their skill that allow them to continue their studies and then enter the world of work. . We made a choice of quality and not quantity, in contrast with many other Ugandan schools that have classes of even 80-100 children for the sole purpose of making money on school fees. We preferred to focus on didactic, training and educational excellence, possible only with a few pupils and more teachers (and of quality!) Both Ugandan and European. We will never be able to help all African children, but the ones we help, we want to help them well! For this reason, the contribution of European volunteer teachers who work day by day with their Ugandan colleagues, bringing their wealth of knowledge and experience, partly still unknown in Uganda, is essential. A-denominational teaching also takes care of many manual and practical, recreational and sporting activities.

DEBORAH RICCIU

ESPANDERE ORIZZONTI