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Uganda: Profits from school poultry business invested back into school & business & shared equally between staff and students.

Mackay Memorial College is a government school on the outskirts of Kampala. The school has three real-life school businesses- a poultry business, a piggery and a dance troupe that performs at weddings and events. In these businesses teachers and students are equal players, planning and developing the businesses and managing finances together. This spring the school held a Profit Sharing Ceremony to share the profits of their successful poultry business and celebrate a year of hard work and successes.

'Education That Pays For Itself' international conference comes to our partner school in Uganda!

From 30th October - 1st November Teach A Man To Fish held the eighth annual 'Education That Pays For Itself' conference at Mackay Memorial College, our partner school in Uganda. This year's theme was 'Empowering Young People With The Skills For Success: From Job Seekers to Job Creators'.

Uganda: Update on the two school businesses at Mackay Memorial College

The Egg Production business has rapidly developed since the arrival of the new chicks on the 8th of May. The teachers and students involved have been told that the chickens will start laying this month, so everyone is eagerly awaiting the very first egg!

School Enterprise Challenge goes from strength to strength in Uganda!

After a successful competition last year, The School Enterprise Challenge 2014 has launched in Uganda, and our Field Officers Jenny and Fran have been busy delivering business planning and development workshops to teachers from across the country.

Uganda: The chickens arrive at Mackay Memorial College!

After much planning and preparation for the Egg's Business, the chickens have finally arrived at our partner school, Mackay Memorial College! The teachers and students are now extremely excited to be looking after the much-discussed chicks. Over the last couple of weeks, the teachers bought the final equipment needed for the chicken house, including disinfectant, overalls, feeds and coal and clay pots for heating the chicken house.

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 

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