World Children’s Fund Mama Kevina Secondary School participated in the regional COPA Coca-Cola sports tournament. We sent five teams to the tournament to participate in soccer, volleyball, and netball games. The girls’ teams performed well, competing until the semifinals, and the boys’ soccer team competed until the finals.
Sufficient food was purchased throughout the reporting period, and students were served nutritious meals. Children continued to be well fed during the reporting period, receiving 3 meals a day. This has improved students’ health and capacity for learning/concentration, and there were no cases of malnutrition.
A group of teachers from Rubongi Army Secondary School conducted a courtesy visit to World Children’s Fund Mama Kevina Secondary School in order to share good practices about how the schools are run, following our success in the district. With RMF/WCF support, Mama Kevina has become a model school in the region; other educators come to World Children’s Fund Mama Kevina Secondary School to increase their knowledge of education management.
Thanks to the newly constructed semi-permanent exam hall, we were able to accommodate the high number of candidates undertaking their final examinations at the school during the previous quarter and meet the required Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) standards.
During this term, the Uganda National Examinations Board released the senior four results from the 2018 national exams. Our students performed very well. RMF/WCF contributes in many ways to our work reducing illiteracy levels in the district and country as a whole.
We held student elections on the school premises, and a new school cabinet was elected. Support was given so the school club activities could be carried out, such as the YCS (Young Christian Students) Fellowship, and the election of a new club cabinet was effected in the presence of their patron, the school chaplain. Some of the student leaders addressed the student community after swearing in, pledging to serve to the best of their ability.
Funds were provided to assist in running the day-to-day activities of the school, such as school gatherings, functions, and any other activities crucial to the students’ education.
The school also celebrated various international, national, and church holidays. Some of these included International Women’s Day and Ash Wednesday, and we also conducted a visiting day for students. February 16th, St. Janani Luwum Day, is a public holiday celebrated at the school. Although academic activities were suspended, we utilized this holiday to screen aspiring student leaders.
Mama Kevina Comprehensive Secondary School was opened in 2006 with international financial support, and with the goal of providing both secondary education and vocational training. The student population is mostly from Northern Uganda where many children have been affected by ongoing wars, floods and HIV/AIDS. Many of the students’ parents were killed by rebels or AIDS which left many of the children as orphans; some boys had been forced to be child soldiers. Enrolled at the school are students ranging in age from 11 to 24, who attend secondary grades 1 to secondary 4.
Support World Children’s Fund Mama Kevina School with the following:
• Food supply for the students and staffs
• Support of the school garden work: planting of the maize, and now they are weeding
• Anti-malarial medication and mosquito net supplies for the students and staff
• Support the school clinic with other medications
• Payment of staff salaries
• Support computer purchases to teach IT skills
• Purchase of text books and other school teaching supplies
• Purchase of office equipment supplies like photocopier, printer, and office furniture
• Facilitate participating in community outreach and inter-house competitions with music, dance, drama, regional games and sports held in partnership with the Tororo District
• Support of infrastructure/constructions projects on campus
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