More fundraising at Liss

Congratulations to Olivia, Bella, Molly, Tabitha & Arwen in Rowan Class who organised a cookie sale to raise money for kitchen equipment at Kafuro. The sale made over £20 and we now have enough money to buy three tables so the children can cook prepare food far more easily.

We hope to send the money out to Kafuro in March so that the children can begin using the equipment straight away.

The girls running their stall.

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Queen of Katwe: Kafuro Premiere makes the news

Regular readers of this blog will remember how Mr Stanley organised the Kafuro premiere of Queen of Katwe this summer. Upon his return to the UK, he wrote an article for Into Film, for whom he is an ambassador. This article was published today in order to commemorate the Universal Children’s Day.

The article can be read below. Mr Stanley is now starting to think about curating an annual Kafuro Film Festival.

Link to Into Film Website

 

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Our first ever study tour

Warm greetings to all our friends at Liss Junior School. We are privileged to keep learning and supporting each other in keeping our learning progressing.

 

Our school term have been a very busy one as all our teachers had to finalize with primary seven class which did its end of primary exams in the week of his month. We are grateful for the best wishes message sent by Mr. Adam Stanley.

Our school study tour trip.

In background, this has been waited for since the school begun. This has been the first of its kind.

Mr. Byaruhanga Yowasi has been pushing for this to happen in several meetings with UWA staff and our friends in the QEPP.

It was amazing for the long awaited day came to happen.

The trip was booked to take place on 22nd  Aug. 2017. This day, it was a very exciting day as all was set for us to move to the trip for our study and most importantly looking to admire our national park where we expected to meet lots of animals.

On the time we had to board the car, our water and all the food arrived for the journey. Only to hear, that the car in which we were travelling had got a mechanical problem and of which they thought would be solved by twelve noon. We all had to look at the condition though we were very eager to go.

It was strange that we had to eat and drink all we had prepared for that day in that morning and moved back home. We decided to push our trip to next Friday of the same week which would reach 25th Aug. 2017.

On Friday morning, after several preparation meetings, no hesitation,  our car arrived in the morning, we all boarded and started singing before it started the engine. We were very excited and had prepared all we wanted ….including our own questions to the guides we would meet.

Our journey started with a game drive along the Katwe Rroad in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

It was very good that we managed to see most of the animals as it had rained overnight and lots of buffalos were near the main road plus elephants.

In brief, we toured the katwe salt pan were we learnt about the economic activity in the area as opposed to our village where we grow crops.

It was good to work with Isaac as our Katwe area guide. From his lecture, we asked him questions and it was good we learnt a lot from him.

Salt trucks were very many and we also bought salt to take home as we use it in our food.

From Katwe we went to Kilembe mines  via Kasese hotsprings . it was terrible looking at River Nyamwamba at Kilembe and see how the hospital was washed.

We toured Kilembe mines where all the stories blessed Uganda being rich with lots of minerals.

We entered the tunnel which meant that we got a chance to carry Mount Rwenzori on our back.

We also went on the Kasese Airstrip.

We thank you for your support to have this trip happen.

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Using Maths to raise money

On Friday, Rowan Class made cakes to raise money for kitchen equipment for our friends at our twinned school, Kafuro Primary School. But this was no ordinary cooking lesson. Mr Stanley gave the children basic recipe cards and then the children had to use ratio to scale the recipes to the amount of cakes that were required. The children had to use multiplication and division skills to correctly scale the ingredients. Only then were they allowed to go to the kitchen and start baking. Once again the children had to measure out the ingredients accurately using scales.

When all the children had finished baking, 98 cupcakes had been made that were sold on the playground as part of ‘Treat Friday.’ The cakes sold out very quickly!

We would like to ask our friends at Kafuro whether they have done any follow up baking since Mr Stanley and Mrs Green visited in July and August. Has Gloria set up her own baking school?

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Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE)

Dear our friends in the entire world.
We have been so privileged to work, share, learn from you. Most importantly your love for our education has been so great.
Special thanks to Headteacher, SMC chairman and all the staff at Liss Junior school for the great support for our education.
Great gratitude to our teachers at Kafuro Primary School for having loved us and taught us lots with great strength.
Special thanks to Life Abundant Africa for the care and provision to our candidates.
May God reward you all.
Our parents, thanks for the support and all sacrifice to have us pass through the period of seven years.
We mention that we have had good times especially with our teachers at this school.
We also wish our fellow candidates in both Uganda and Kenya the best of their end of primary exams.

We still need your prayers to see us pass through tomorrow and Friday as we pass with flying colours.
Written by Edger and Gloria
Candidates P7 2017.

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