Waiting for over a year and then...NEW BOOKS!
At Turn the Page Uganda we receive letters from schools who have heard about us through various sources. Here is one we received July of 2022.
I bring you warm greetings from Uganda.my name is Oliver Elong,the female headteacher of Bar-oganda primary school located in Abungenga A village,Bar-oganda parish, Agweng sub county, Erute county North,Lira district in northern Uganda. The school was initiated by parents in 2016 to cater for the children who couldn't manage to walk to a nearby school a distance of 7km.the school enrollment now stands at 492 learners with 250 boys and 242 girls,from primary one to primary six.7 teachers with 3 male and 4 female with two cooks .we have heard of turn the page Uganda from other parts of Uganda and lira. I shall be grateful for your kind consideration.the school is located 35 km from Lira city off lira kitgum highway.may God bless you abundantly. I remain Oliver Elong,head teacher.thanks
Well this month (September, 2023), over a year later, we were able to make their dreams come true! Look at those smiles! Brand new books to help these children succeed in school! The challenges are great... for this school, 70 students in a class! Some schools can not feed the children breakfast or lunch and a child will go with one meal a day (usually beans and posho/grits at home). Some students miss school one day a week to help their parents sell food at the market. Others have illness to contend with- Malaria is common. We can't solve every challenge, but at least they now have some great new books to increase learning.
Thank you for your support to help needy students have a better chance to improve their lives!