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Summer Team 2013

Summer Team 2013

We’ve only been here two days but have already visited four partner schools and one new one. It’s exciting to be able to visit schools and just interact with the students and staff. Especially rewarding to see the supplies being used. We’ve been splitting into groups and helping with various activities like reading to kids, ...

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Save the Date!

Save the Date!

Save Saturday, Oct 19 for Sister Schools’ Gala Auction, starting at 6:00 at the Museum of Flight. You won’t want to miss the party, the opportunity to purchase African art and artifacts, and updates from our programs in the US and Uganda.

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GiveBIG to Sister Schools!

Don’t forget to GiveBIG to Sister Schools next Wednesday, May 15! All donations made to Sister Schools, midnight to midnight on May 15, on our Seattle Foundation page, NOT this website, will be matched from the GiveBIG stretch pool. We won’t know the exact amount of the match until afterwards, but your donation will most ...

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2013 Fernwood School Benefit Concert May 23 at 7:00

Don’t miss Fernwood Elementary School’s 2013 benefit concern in support of Sister Schools on THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013 at 7:00. The concert features Bad Monkeys Marimba Band, the Fernwood Choir, the Sister Schools Benefit Concert Choir, and special guests legendary Seattle soul jazz pianist Overton Berry with Jeff Davies on bass. Proceeds will help build ...

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Almost done

Almost done

Michael’s staying on in Uganda a few days to wrap up work with Asia, snap a few final photo items and finish other business. The rest of us-Terry, Janet, Darryl, Wendy-are traveling to Kenya for R&A-rest and animals. Ended our work here today with distribution visits to two orphanages, An Open Door and Agape, and ...

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Curriculum supplies

Curriculum supplies

Sister Schools’ Curriculum Committee gave us a wish-list of items to bring back to strengthen how we teach students in the US about life in Uganda. Can’t get everything on the list-not bringing back a 5-gallon jerry can, for example, and finding a school uniform from one of our Sister Schools is difficult, since children ...

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Bishop Central & Bishop West

Bishop Central & Bishop West

Three distribution visits today. Visited Bishop Central and Bishop West primary schools this morning. Both schools have new head teachers, Alice and Joy, respectively. Bishop Central averages 60+ students/class, Bishop West has many more. Their smallest class size a 54-person special needs class, including many deaf children. Since both schools have new head teachers, they weren’t ...

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Kisowera & Lutengo Primary Schools

Kisowera & Lutengo Primary Schools

Distribution visits to two hard-working primary schools today. Kisowera was established in 1918. Some buildings in their teachers’ quarters date back to that time, others to the ’40′s, others are much newer. That’s one reason why they were so excited with today’s dedication of the library/resource center Sister Schools helped build. Sister Schools gave the ...

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Sponsorship Students

Sponsorship Students

Sister Schools’ sponsorship students are an incredible success story. We were able to meet with Martha B, Jupiter, Joshua and Michael on this trip, all of whom are thriving. Martha B and Jupiter both tested so highly on their O-level (similar to US grades 8-11) exams that they were accepted into some of the best ...

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“Tomorrow will be better than today”

My third day in Uganda and it’s easy to see why the woman next to me on the plane from Heathrow to Uganda, coming back for her 20th visit, this time to celebrate the medical school graduation of a young man she has been sponsoring before she heads to the north of the country to ...

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