This year has been tough for everyone and no-one has been left untouched by the pandemic. It has been especially hard for the children and families of St Theresa’s school, but at GETA we are so fortunate to have supporters who, despite their own hardships, have been so incredibly generous this year.
International Women's Day 2020 takes place on Sunday 8th March. The theme this year is #EachforEqual, this is a theme that resonates close to the heart of the GETA team.
Sending the best of luck to the P.7 candidates 2017 at St Theresa's school as they are the first students to sit for final exams.
On International Women's Day, GETA is proud of the impact that St Theresa's school is having on the lives of the young girls in rural Kibaale, Uganda. With continued support, the school will continue to empower more young girls on the path to a life of independence and further education. Thank you to all our supporters for making this possible. #IWD2017
I came across this very interesting article in The Guardian from 2015 https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/apr/23/uganda-succes.... It describes the many reasons why children drop out of education at a young age. Some anecdotes describe: not having a school uniform, which can then prohibit access to school.
I was recently moved by a facebook post about a young Malawian man called William Kamkwamba. After having to leave school due to a severe famine in the area which meant his family couldn't afford the $80 annual school fees, William embarked on a journey of self-education. He borrowed library books from his former primary school and taught himself how to build a windmill out of junk and bring power to his village. He then built a second, larger windmill to power irrigation pumps and carried on making huge improvements to the lives of the people in his village.
Since the inception of GETA in 2015, the team in association with the support of the Lenten project at St Margaret's parish, Twickenham, has managed to raise over £5,000 to support the running of the school. These funds will be put towards acquiring additional teaching staff, completing the building work and decoration of the classrooms & school buildings, paying off the loan for the school van - the list is endless.