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Rwanda: Onwards and Upwards!

There’s lots of news to report from Ahazaza Independent School this month! As the first term begins to draw to a close, the projects are in full flow and students are sitting their end term exams as we speak. They’ve all been revising hard so fingers crossed everyone will be happy with their results.

 

Pan African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education 2011 - Winners Announced!

Teach A Man To Fish were delighted to announce the winners of the 2011 Pan African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education last week. We received a record number of entries, and the overall standard was the highest we have ever seen. Congratulations to all entrants for their hard work and dedication - it is so exciting to see such innovative work taking place all over Africa.

Pan African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education 2011 - Winners Announced!

Teach A Man To Fish were delighted to announce the winners of the 2011 Pan African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education last week. We received a record number of entries, and the overall standard was the highest we have ever seen. Congratulations to all entrants for their hard work and dedication - it is so exciting to see such innovative work taking place all over Africa.

Kenya - Market Excursion

 

 

 

The hard work of planting and weeding the pineapples at Ondati has been replaced with the more fun aspect of the business - sales!

Uganda: Practical skills workshops.

The Uganda workshop series has been going well this month with a development into practical skills based workshops, intended to give school management and staff the real skills needed to set up successful school businesses. Many Ugandan schools, especially rural schools, have tried some form of income generating activity, but staff often lack the business skills needed to make them into successful revenue generating businesses.

Uganda: Case Study: Marion Ssewajje.

Name: Marion Ssewajje  Age: 17  Class: S2 Boarding student

Uganda: Business number five.

After almost two years and a lot of teething problems, the St Denis Posho Mill finally opened its doors to customers on 1st March 2012. Although the building and machinery has been in place for over a year, the mill was only connected to the electricity supply in February this year, to the great relief of the community who have been waiting and fundraising for its operation throughout 2011.

Uganda: A New Head Teacher.

After a long and anxious wait for the students and staff of St Denis, a new headteacher was finally appointed and arrived on 28th Feb. Namulema Lucia has come from being deputy head in an urban school in Masaka in order to see St Denis through the next stage of its development. She was selected for her diplomatic nature and commitment to the continuation of the self-sufficiency project and will be closely supported by the Parish, our field officer, and a new projects manager to ensure that the school businesses continue to thrive and develop.

Kenya-Drama at Ondati!

 

It has been all hands on deck for the volunteers at Ondati Secondary in Kenya recently.

Nicaragua: Action-Packed February at La Bastilla!

 

February was another action packed month at La Bastilla! We welcomed the students back after the long Christmas holidays to start a new academic year. We have 17 new students in 1st year and 4 in 2nd year, and may welcome more as the harvest season comes to an end and more students enrol in classes. The new group is really enthusiastic and has loads of potential so we are happy!  

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