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Uganda: Business Planning with Kutamba Primary School

Last weekend, our Field Officers, Jenny and Fran travelled to Kutamba Primary School in Rukungiri District to deliver a workshop on Business Planning.  Kutamba Primary Schools is run by the Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project, an organization set up by Twesigye Kaguri, author of “The price of stones; building a school in my village”. The students at Kutamba , the majority of whom are orphans, have been selected from families from the local area who have been effected by the HIV/AIDS crisis that has plagued the area.

Uganda: Meet two students from the Mackay Troupe!

Kenedy Bulega and Ignatius Tumusiime are both in Senior 6 (the final year of high school) at Mackay Memorial College and are active members of the Mackay Troupe. As they will soon be graduating from school, Teach a Man to Fish took the opportunity to interview them about their experiences in the troupe.

Uganda: New Field Officer Fran arrives in Uganda!

In Feburary 2014 Fran Ryan joined Teach A Man To Fish in Uganda, here is her account of her first week working at our partner school Mackay Memorial College

On arriving in Kampala on Sunday afternoon, Jenny, the current Field Officer in Uganda, and two of the teachers from our partner school, Mackay Memorial College, came to meet me at the airport. They took me for traditional fish and chips by Lake Victoria, which was a lovely welcome after a long flight!

Uganda: Mackay students are preparing to start their new business

Students at our partner school Mackay Memorial College in Nateete, Kampala have been working with their teachers to prepare for the launch of their egg & poultry business. On Saturday 8th February , the students who had volunteered to lead the and eggs & poultry business met with their teachers, Mr Godfrey Mihingo (Business Manager) , Miss Catherine Nakabugo and Mr Ssonko Ssenjemba, and Jenny, the Teach A Man To Fish Field Officer.

Uganda:The team at Mackay are getting ready to launch the businesses!

While the students are on their holidays, the Business Managers and their team at Mackay have been working hard to get the businesses ready to launch when term begins in February. The first stage of preparations has been the spending and tracking of start-up capital.

Business Manager Simon and the new instruments 

Uganda: Teacher Profile: Simon Mukambwe

Simon Mukamabwe is one of Mackay Memorial College senior and prominent teachers. He has worked in the school for eight years and his passion for cultural and student success has been evident from the very beginning. It was because of his passion and ability to engage the students that he was made Business Manager of the school business - Mackay Troupe.

Uganda: Teachers embrace workshop on business implementation

On Saturday 23rd November, 28 teachers from 22 different schools across Uganda gathered to take part in a School Enterprise Challenge workshop in Kampala. The workshop, titled ‘How to implement your Business Plan with the School Enterprise Challenge’ was designed to support schools taking part in the competition to launch and develop their school businesses.

Uganda: School Business takes advantage of Marketing Opportunity

Last month “Mackay Troupe”, the school’s entertainment business, were hand-selected by the chair-lady of KCCA (Kampala Capital City Authority) to perform at the annual Kampala City Carnival that took place on the 6th october. The Business Manager Simon, along with Marketing Officer, Janie, were extreemly exited as this was not only a great platform to showcase the talent , but a brillian opportunity to promote the school business!

Uganda: Meet Mackay's Students: Richard Ssentongo

Richard Ssentongo is one of Mackay Memorial College’s prominent students who has been able to apply business skills learnt from school and home into running a successful business selling personalised bangles; Hope Foundation. He is a bright student who will play a prominent role in the school’s Poultry & Egg Business which will help him develop his  business skills. Teach A Man To Fish interviewed Richard to discover more about his innovative business.

Uganda: Schools embrace the School Enterprise Challenge!

Our Uganda Field Officer Jenny has been travelling across the country running workshops for Schools taking part in the School Enterprise Challenge

We have had over 100 teachers from Nursery, Primary and Secondary schools from districts as varied as Kabale, close the Rwanda boarder and Kitgum, close to South Sudan, attend the workshops. This has resulted in 117 schools in Uganda regsitering to take part in the competition!

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