Scholarship holder Jackline Mazira (18 years old) is online at Biyaya Secondary School
Sunday, 21st November 2021
Online Lessons For Scholarship Holders
Online lessons in Uganda? Is it possible?
Well, a lot of UgandaKids scholarship holders are attending secondary schools who have wanted to try for a week. Therefore, Hilda has bought some smartphones and also took care of the corresponding data packages. Since schools all over the country are planning online lessons, functional smartphones were already available for 300,000 schillings (around € 75).
Another problem is network coverage and quality in northern Uganda. At the moment, many students from different educational establishments are gathering at locations with good network coverage. The teachers are only teaching online.
UgandaKids has so far purchased twelve of these devices, which are available to the pupils and are used by several youths at the same time.
Yesterday the Ugandan President announced on television that primary schools would reopen in January. According to him, 21 million Ugandans over the age of 18 will be vaccinated by the end of the year.
At UgandaKids, all employees have been fully vaccinated for weeks. The younger children have not spent a day at school since March 2020. We are ready!