Trip to Uganda
Seven Glocal LifeLearn members went to Uganda for two weeks in August 2016. We visited the Lifeline Schools, our local partner, and had an unforgettable week. This gallery shows pictures of our encounter with the first student in the sponsorship programme and of the important milestones we achieved together with our Ugandan partners.
Meeting Amuron Ruth
Amuron Ruth was the first supported student in the sponsorship programme "Lifeline Uganda". Between 2009 and 2014, the programme paid Amuron's school fees. After completing secondary school she managed to receive a sponsorship from the Ugandan government to pursue a university degree. She is currently studying information technology in Kampala.
We were impressed to see how she has become a self-confident woman and to see how the sponsorship program can positively impact a person's life. Amuron is making the most of her talents and opportunities!
Together with the directors and head teachers of the three Lifeline schools, we held a vision workshop.The objective of this workshop was to identify what direction the sponsorship programme should take, to define the boundaries of the programme and identify potential risks that we have to take into account.
Group 1: Partnership and future collaboration
As a short-term goal, Glocal LifeLearn and the Lifeline Schools decided to increase the number of supported children. We have agreed to extend the sponsorship programme to the Kachumbala Lifeline Schools.
As a long-term goal, Glocal LifeLearn will seek for opportunities to finance a vocational training programme for students who completed secondary school. Our Ugandan partners identified this as a priority. They say that the skills acquired in school alone are not sufficient to pursue a job.
Group 2: Boundaries of the Sponshorship Programme
This group concludes that the Lifeline Schools and Glocal LifeLearn have the capacity to minister a greater number of sponsorships. There are many more households with children who need support in their education.
Group 3: Risks and mitigation
Major risks have been identified such as the dropout of sponsors or of children already in the programme due to their families' poverty. We will jointly develop a risk management plan to set up measures to improve programme sustainability and quality.