Sunday, November 22, 2015

Roofing is over!

The second week of November marked  the completion of second phase of our nursery school construction with the completion of roofing. It was a big relief from the current torrential rains in the region hitting hard. The third phase that is also our final construction phase should be resuming straight away but only has been delayed until we find the necessary funds and materials for the completion. Please in the gallery below, enjoy the new tent in the new school structures walls.

Teacher Joy-R, and Teacher Angela-L,
 pause for a group pic with their nursery section students in
front of the primary school gate where they have been hosted for
 over 10 years. This may be their last pic before  they move to their
own new school premises. All are grateful for the hospitality received from the
primary section along all these years.

A  builder prepares a ladder to assist in the third
-last phase of plastering and finishing.

The front side view of the new school.

The whole front compound and future gate view 

Future road and entrance view 

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Water Project is almost complete!

The long awaited water project is almost complete. The water pumping has been delayed by a mistake in underestimating the steepness of the hill and the size of the pump. After the first pump could not push the water through the hill to the school, consultations were made and a new pump with more capacity and new small sized pipes had to be ordered and the old ones to be unearthed and new ones fixed. It was very frustrating piece of work but was eventually done. With the new pump, pumping has been tested and water gashed at the school tank in an excitement of everyone especially the school kids to whom the greatest burden of fetching water rests upon. However, the pumping was put on hold in order to first procure a regulator device to avoid taking any chances with imbalances of electric current flows blowing off the pump. Its also to buy time to get the electrician find out the possibility of connecting the pump with solar power and see the viability  of its efficiency. Right now the new water is being enjoyed using the alternative means of a borehole. Thanks to this new thought as a great input from Dr. Bruce. Below are our most recent pictures.
The new borehole and pump all sit in a new protection house as seen below.

The new pump arrives at the well site

Women are so excited to have and fetch safe drinking water near their homes


Women's water life stile in Rubanda.
Thanks to Rubanda Solidarity and Yamba Abaana that have made
 mothers and children's burdens lighter.

School Leavers 2015

Everything has  an end. Our students who had made our school their second home for ten years, last Tuesday November 3rd, finished their national examination tests and have just gone home. Their national examinations marked their completion of their primary education and entry to higher education upon successful results. We are not having any doubts that our candidates will do well as the three years before them have  always passed with excellency and our mission and input for quality education is maintained to date.
To our dear students who have been in our Rubanda Solidarity school home for ten years ( three for nursery school and seven for primary), we wish you the best in your life. May the knowledge and wisdom you have acquired with us carry you through so many years of your life. May they help you to live a worthy and beneficial life both to yourself,  your family and our nation and the world over. We do not have any regrets about your stay with us but always we will miss you dearly though for a right cause. You have to leave us to somewhere else so that you may become someone more useful as you get more exposure and wiser. God bless you as he has always done even when you were so tiny to grasp it.
To our cherished reader, please find here below a photo of our school leavers (candidates 2015) who have just left our school to their families and long vacation until their results are out to join secondary education. Together we promise to keep connected with each other through the school alumni that takes place every year during the long vacation since 2014. Our next school Alumni will take place on January 21-22 2016 at our school premises. Your are welcome.

The 28  UPLE (Uganda Primary Leaving Examination) Candidates 2015

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Nursery school construction updates

Few weeks in a silence mode, work has been going on. Here in the pictures is the update of where our new nursery school construction is, on its second phase. We will soon start the third phase which is the finishing phase, if we get the necessary funds. We are more than grateful to all our generous donors and friends who are contributing generously to make sure that this coming year 2016, our little ones may have a roof, get out of dust and be free of fleas. The year 2016 certainly will be a unique year in Rubanda community but very much so for our little kids. Follow the gallery ..
Students in a government aided school carrying bananas from a nearby local market
pass by our school. They are envious but its to late to go back to nursery school

The office and class roofing is completed

A community member walks passed the front view of our new school

Community members visiting the new project are very
excited of the new development targeting the wellbeing of their children.

The front view of the school from the road to main gate
The back view of the infirmary, matron and nurse's room facing the dining hall

The front view of the infirmary, nurse and matron with kitchen extern right

The view of all the three blocks on construction. Extreme left unseen
 is the kitchen next to the infirmary attached to the matron and nurse's room
 facing the dining. the right is the dormitory with black traces and classes with offices.

This show the future main gate way to our school.

The back view of the dining hall, on the right side is the kitchen unroofed

The compound view of the school with the kitchen (L),
classes  and office (R) unroofed .




Monday, October 26, 2015

Final Study Trip 2015

Our Students had their last study trip to Bukinda in Kitohwa where they had lesson exchange in view of their final UPLE exams starting Nov. 4th 2015. We wish them the best results. Have a gaze at their mixed up class in the pic below on the occasion. A combined revision of two schools is very helpful to students from both visiting and hosting institutions. Both children and teachers love it.

Candidates from Rubanda Solidarity School
 together with Kitohwa Solidale Pr. Sch. Candidates for a revision.

Hey, its time for National exams 2015!

As the year gets to a close, students are nervous on pressure. Exams are on their neck and all they need is a prayer. They have invited Fr. Adrian to fill them with a healing touch and calm down their examination fevers.  This wonderful quote, " If you are not tired of praying, God is not tired of listening to you", applies to every living soul.  Regardless of age. Blessings to you all our angels and we all wish you good and to excel with Stars only!

Fr. Adrian cheering students up as he delivers his homily

A priestly retouch that heals the soul and entrusts it to the Almighty.

Fr. Adrian celebrates School Mass for  Blessing

Candidates pause for a prayer
Mom Agnes (R) join the candidates to offer to God their prayer through a song

This is the updates on the new nursery school on construction

Friday, October 9, 2015

" Safe Water Drinking Ceremony"

Its time to drink what we have been searching and hunting for. Let us celebrate. Water is Life. After the arrive of Dr. Bruce on the "First Water Drinking Ceremony", Fr. Fortunate leads the procession of visitors and community members to the site of the new Water well for a blessing that was followed by drinking. Dear Reader, follow the procession and descend the hill to the water well through the photo gallery

School children enjoying
the new well site

Mrs. Agnes feeds a thirsty
child with new water

Dr. Bruce and his team
 of visitors  at school site

A local chief leads visitors to the new well

Fr. Fortunate leads the procession
to the new Water well Blessing and Drinking
The procession passes by the new
 nursery school on construction
 funded by the same
organization of Yamba Abaana USA

The School scouts command the road to the new well.

School kids cant's wait for the Blessing to drink the new water

Visitors sited by the new Well  ready
 to drink the new water
Fr. Fortunate L, Dr. Bruce 2nd L,
Rogers 3rd L and Sr Annamary
waiting for water 
Dr. Bruce Readers a letter from Fr. Dominic the
Founder and Fr. Fortunate translates into vernacular.

Dr. Bruce C excited after the water blessing
Dr. Bruce eager to taste the new well water as kids keep a curious eye.
On the right Dr. Bruce tosses the water to the Engineers and the congregation so eager to drink.

"Water is Life".Let us cerebrate it.

Children turn to drink comes as Engineer Robert volunteers to dish it out in jubilation of his wonderful success.

Mrs Agnes feeds a thirsty child with the new water.
Children suffer the most with contaminated
 and risky waters or during water scarcity
 situations like this one in Rubanda.

Dr. Bruce enjoys a happy moment with school kids as they wait for their turn to drink while those who have finished drinking enjoy a Kikiga  traditional blessing dance.

A moment of gifts from the community!



School Scouts again lead the way

 Meal time


Work Continues! 

Work continues to make sure that water arrives at the school by electric pump and end the suffering of walking miles in search of water and carried by head. That realizes a lot of pressure from children. 

Dr. Bruce and his group of friends:  Zaal from New Zealand, Lucy-Australia, Rachel-Australia, Sarah -UK, Klara- Scotland, Gabriella -UK  pause for a group photo after the water drinking ceremony in Runbanda-Southwestern Uganda. And they couldn't leave the community without a word written on the wall. Here it is below.
A word from our visitors on site!


Its accomplished
Peace !