UgandaKids e.V. is a non profit organisation - confessionally and politically independent.
We have made it our challenge to support vulnerable children in Uganda to open up opportunities for their own future with their own aims.
Sunday, 21th April 2013
The walls of the dormitories are growing.
"Aktion Sternstunden" is supporting the new construction of the boarding school
At the beginning of the year we applied for financial aid for the boarding school from the renowned organization of the Bavarian Radio station "Aktion Sternstunden".
In the mean time the application has been decided and we will receive a financial support of €50,000 for the construction of the boarding school for classes 5 to 7. Wonderful! We are extremely greatful for this!
The infrastructure and furniture is far more complex and more expensive for dormitories than for class rooms, therefore the construction costs amount to around €97,000. The missing amount can be paid from savings from donations. The boarding part for around 160 children needs to be completed for the upcoming school year, therefore the first walls have been erected. The buildings are being built on Hilda's and Heinz's land, which is around 200 meters walking distance from the school. They have given the ground to UgandaKids for free use.
The pupils staying at the boarding school will have more time to study, particularly in the colder evenings. The boarding school is made especially for the children who live with foster parents where they are expected to work and do housework which is not really suitable for their age group and doesn't leave any time to study.
If you want to look at the construction plans from Heinz, please click here.
Friday, 25th January 2013
Consultancy for the teachers in January 2013
Saturday, 15th December 2012
On their way to the Nile
Big holidays in Uganda
OnFriday 30th November the big "End of year Party" took place in Adjumani. The pre-school pupils were transferred to primary school and the children sang, danced and laught a lot. On the following day the singers of the new UgandaKids songs went on a trip to the Nile. To see and hear what went on there please click here. By the way three cars were enough to transport 30 children and 5 adults!
At the end of this year we would like to kindly thank you!
Without your support the great work that Hilda, Heinz and the whole team perform in Adjumani would not be possible. With your support it was again possible to achieve a real "growing up with perspectives". You can find more details on how the school has developed since 2006 in this Video.
Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and peaceful new year in 2013.
Saturday, 20th Oktober 2012
Teacher Joyce correcting exercises
The second group just before the final exams
The mocks have been written and in the last few weeks the pupils of year 7 have worked hard to strengthen their knowledge. On 5th and 6th November the final exams of Ugandan primary schools take place. These take place at the same time in the entire country and are corrected by external teachers, therefore the results are not expected until January.
Saturday 7th July 2012
At 10 am - as usual porridge is being served
Only a few days until the mock exams
Three weeks until grade 7 take the mock exams. These are based on the exams of the past three years. This way, three months before the final exams weaknesses can be found and things can be revised. After the incredible results from last years school leavers the pressure is on for pupils to come up with the same performance, therefore students work hard until late at night to prepare for the final exams.
Saturday, 19th Mai 2012
Reconstruction in progress
Pre-school has moved class rooms in second term
Holiday time means that Heinz can work on the reconstruction. A wall has been torn out to enlarge the last class room of the three pre-school classes. Everything could be finished on time before school started again. In this class room middle class can now be taught.
The dry season was not quite as heavy this year compared to last year. The school and the neighbours received enough water from our well this season.
Finally the lists of all the classes have reached us and there are 535 children and youth for whom the Team in Adjumani is taking responsibility this year.
Sunday, 19th February 2012
Assembly in the morning hours
UgandaKids is starting into the new school year 2012
A few days ago the Ugandakids nursery- and primary school started again in Adjumani. This year there are also more than 500 children and teenagers at the school. Two teachers left the school due to personal reasons and new teachers have already been recruited. The reputation of the school has risen even more after the great performance of the pupils who more than successfully completed primary school in December.
The average grade of the school leavers was 1.3, noone was above 2. All of the pupils are going to a secondary school now, mostly outside of Adjumani town.
It has also been talked about that not only the children and teenagers receive the best possible care and education, but that the teachers also gain from regular training courses. Now Hilda doesn't just have to take care of the foster parents who want to send their children to our school but also there are lots of job applications coming in from teachers wanting to work at Ugandakids school.
Sunday, 18th December 2012
With the end of the term the "bording school" has to be cleared.
School year 2012 has been finished - the first teenagers are leaving the school
On December 2nd the last school term has ended, with the exception of a few, most pupils could rise to the next level. All 19 school leavers are registered at secondary schools. At the end of January they will return for one day to receive their school reports. A few weeks ago the results of the mock exams were very promising, therefore not only we, but also the youth were expecting very good results. These former pupils of Ugandakids school are leaving the school with great perspectives. We have asked them to stay in touch at least once a year, to find out what their future holds.
All of us from Ugandakids, in Europe and in Uganda are thanking you very kindly for your support so far and hopefully in the future.
We are wishing you a Merry Christmas and a peaceful and healthy New Year 2012!
Thursday, 20th October 2011
Photovoltaic power is up and running
Since the beginning of October the school can use its own environmentally friendly electricity and is autonomous. 30 solar panels were sponsored by Wirsol in Waghäusel and have been mounted on three steel frames and supply 5 kWp electricity. The company SMA in Kassel/Niestetal has provided the inverters for UgandaKids and transport costs were paid by the Deutschen Bank. Maintenance will be carried out by Hilda's brother Harry, who is a trained electrician and who was part of installing the solar panels.
We are very grateful and are glad to have finally switched of the generator!