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Impact at Mukono Town Muslim Primary School

Fernwood Elementary Schools’ benefit concert in 2014 helped fund the building of a Resource Center at Mukono Town Muslim Primary School in Mukono, Uganda. Ahead of the concert, the Head Teacher talked to members of the Distribution Team about the impact that their partnership with Sister Schools has had on their community. Mukono Town Mulism […]

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Why are libraries so important in Ugandan schools?

In this special clip from the 2015 Fernwood Benefit Concert, Sister Schools’ own Asia Kamukama gives her testimony as to why libraries are so important in Ugandan schools, the difference they make in academic achievement, and the impact they have on the community at large.   Lutengo P.S. is one of three schools that Sister […]

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Feature Friday Fundraisers Literacy Program Ugandan Schools

The Literacy Training Program and COVID-19 response

Sister Schools’ mission is to teach compassion, service, and social responsibility to children and young adults.  The dual-impact nature of our program is what makes it so unique: by providing local students with the opportunity to make an impact half-a-world-away, they learn how to make a difference right here at home.  We’ve learned that generosity […]

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Taking Literacy to New Heights

Ruth Nakkidugge has taken Sister Schools’ Literacy Training Program to new heights through her regular workshops and visits to our Resource Centers.  In addition to workshops every term, she’s also worked closely with Liz Silva, SS board member and local educator, to host regular Skype Sessions between American and Ugandan teachers. Liz herself has traveled […]

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The Literacy Training Program

Together, Katherine Berry, Jean Bolivar, and Kate Sipe have over 70 years of teaching experience.  So when Sister Schools realized that our Resource Centers weren’t operating as expected, we knew there was no better team to call.  The trio first visited Uganda in 2016 to evaluate the Centers and determine the best way to support […]

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Lutengo Literacy Center: Books for Every Student

Several weeks ago, Sister School’s launched a pilot program to train teachers and librarians that oversee our Ugandan literacy centers. The training, taught by one of our Ugandan partner teachers, was designed to provide teachers and librarians with tools on how to maximize the literacy centers and get books into the hands of students. Two […]

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