Term 1 2016
This term our kids just have a short holiday as they have a lot of school work to catch up on, as they had to start Term 1 late due to the political unrest. Because of this we have not put in place a specific holiday programme, other than writing letters to sponsors and pen pals. Many of our kids in secondary school did not come back for the holidays as they are in candidate class, so they chose to stay back to study for exams.
As a heads up to our amazing sponsors, we have been getting requests from schools to increase the fees we pay. At this stage we are negotiating with them as it would be good to keep things at the rate they are, and to keep our kids in the same school all year, especially those in their last year of school. We will keep you all posted. Kids will be back at school on June 6th!
Christmas Holidays 2015/2016
This was a tricky time for us at Kids First, as there was some disturbance with the lead up to the Ugandan elections. Since then, internet access has been tricky, so it has taken a while for us to get some pictures of what our kids were able to get up to over the Christmas holidays.
Most parents sent their kids to the villages to get them of the city and keep them safe. However, despite reduced numbers we did manage to have some meetings with our kids and were able to talk to our girls about safety, give out pads and underwear, and thanks to another generous donation, able to give out more Bibles!
Here at Kids First we all have something to say, so this blog will be updated by members of our team as our work progresses to keep all of you in the loop!