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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Sunday, November 11, 2012
At the orphanage, Veronica has thrived. She has grown into an ambitious young woman, committed to her studies. In 2011, Veronica was accepted to law school at the University of Kampala becoming the first of 100 children at the orphanage to be accepted to university. However, there was no funding available for her to attend.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012
Prize Pack #1, For the Ladies, value $600:
Prize Pack #2, Toronto Foodie Package, value $650+
Prize Pack #3, Gifts for the Family, value $650+
Prize Pack #4, Social Media business pack, value $525
Prize Pack #5, iPad2, value $700
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- 5 tickets for $20
- 15 tickets for $50
You can use paypal to purchase tickets on this blog.
The draw will be held on Dec. 1.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
This is an update on activities at NOTDEC in Uganda.
There are currently 99 children at NOTDEC. There were 101 children but sadly four month old twins, Jacqueline and Josephine, died at Kagando Hospital about three weeks ago. They developed suspected septicaemia.
The agreement between NOTDEC UK and NOTDEC Uganda has been that the Orphanage will stop accepting children when they reach 100 ch
The children at school
The final term of the academic year started this week and they will all have exams in November - even those in Primary One. If they fail the exam they will not be able to progress to the next class.
Important external exams are being sat by many of the children:
- Eight children are sitting their primary school leaving exams (Ross, Kakuru, Chris, Rahabu, John, Rona, Keneth and Ester). They have all been boarding at Kagando Primary School this year and receiving extra teaching in the evenings in preparation for the exams.The boarding fees have been largely paid for by friends of NOTDEC in the USA.
- Three young people are sitting the equivalent of GCSE's (Yoneki, Rhoda and Dan). They have been boarding at Kasese Secondary School. (These are the three our fund will be supporting in 2013)
- Four young people are sitting the equivalent of A levels (Ellen, Patricia, Priscilla and Pelucy). These are the four our fund has been supporting in high school.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Monday, June 11, 2012
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The Nzirambi Education Fund invites you to join us Thursday, June 21st from 7p.m. - 10p.m., for a night of chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
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Sunday, February 26, 2012
Over the last couple of weeks, the four young women we are supporting in secondary school completed their first semester and received their final grades. They all passed, but they didn’t do as well as they were hoping.
A few weeks ago, I received a package in the mail with letters from all of the girls telling me how their schooling is going. It’s been extremely tough: they wake up every morning at 4:30 a.m. to make it to class for 6 a.m. roll call. From then, they are in class and studying until 10p.m. at night with breaks in between for lunch and dinner. They retire to a dorm room with 50 other young women and get up and do it again.
It would be a rigorous schedule for anyone to get used to – but add to it that the students were fighting a wave of typhoid fever that spread through the school, as well as other individual illnesses some of them faced, including malaria and pneumonia.
Such is school life in Uganda. It’s not easy, that is for certain. The students get limited time for extra-curricular activities, although two of our students have managed to join a volley ball team and a choir group on Sundays.
The girls all passed their course, and I am proud of them for that. It was their first semester and their first time in a boarding school in the big city, Kampala. It would be a big adjustment for any 16- or 17-year-old. They are 100% committed to their studies and doing well – they are trying their hardest, and that is all we can ask for.
If they do not succeed, our team has agreed to fund one repeat year per student, but after that point, they will need to look for other options, such as vocational training. At a cost of more than $700/ year for tuition, it’s not feasible to keep failing and repeating.
Let’s all hope for a healthy and successful second semester for the students we are supporting!
Here are some photos taken last month at the orphanage while the students were home for their holidays.Patricia