The fundraising project was completed at the beginning of 2015 when Yamba Abaana USA went ahead to organize a partnership with Worldreader organization that spearheads the E-Reader program to purchase the devices, load them with 200 suitable books each and ship them to Rubanda Solidarity School in South Western Uganda in a little village of Rubanda. Few days later, the books arrived safely in Uganda and were delivered to the school. The Worldreader in partnership with Rubanda Solidarity then organized a project launch of which the Worldreader director of Easter African projects Joan Mwachi animated the training that took place between Feb. 5-7 culminating in a vibrant and transformational Launching Day at Rubanda Solidarity School.
At the Launching, the director of the school Rev. Fr. Dominic who was so excited to see the project standing on its feet thanked all those who made the project possible and the day what it was. He welcomed all present including government, religious and community leaders saying that it was historical in Rubanda to have a day like this talking about technology books. In a special way, he thanked the Yamba Abaana USA, Worldreader, Rubanda Solidarity, the Community, and all those present who converged to grace the Launching Day.
The Director appealed for extra responsibility from the school administration, students and the community in caring for the E-Readers because they were the community's property to benefit everyone in a long run. They are a fruit of many generous people's sweat. Fr. Dominic also requested for more cooperation from parents and all present to seek quality education for children that is a life transforming power to come out of chronic poverty eating up the community. He emphasized that investing in equal education for both boy and girl child is one of the hinges of Rubanda Solidarity and we have to work together to attain this goal. It’s the only way of rubbing out stereotypes attitudes of injustices between men and women in the community. He requested them to look at the school enrollment on the notice board and see how the numbers between boys and girls are now almost drawing equal.
Once again thank you so much for having labored so hard to make this project possible and to you who is contemplating how to help, you are welcome aboard.
Please follow the occasion through the photos of the training and launching activities.
|Teachers on E-reader training Feb. 5/2015|
|Managers: From L-R Rogers, Immaculate and Innocent Feb. 2015|
|On Training: Front L Tr. Amos (dean) C Tr Joy ( Nursery deputy) and Innocent H/T|
|Trainer Ms Joan with some of the Teachers on training|
|Head Teacher gets involved in the Kindle Training class|
|Everybody is excited by the E-Reader divice|
|Upper school grades (5-7) on Training|
|Students can't wait handling an E- Reader during the training|
|Joan animating the training class|
|Some of the basic questions of the training|
|Joan trains Bon. as a trainee.|
|H/T takes the centra stage for training|
|Bon. enter into a training session|
|One of the Mangers, Immaculate training the students|
|Black boards, chocks and sponges |
are still a common tools in a class in ugandan schools
|Trainees ready to train|
|Students get a chance to touch the E-Readers|
for the first time in the life time
|Joan and the Trainees combine effors for excellent delivery to students|
|Teacher Amos supervises the students on training|
|The training was really fun|
|Excited kids on seeing the ipad light up|
|They can't believe what they are seeing. "Its amazing", they screemed.|
|Blessing every successful activity is an African wisdom to future success.|
A student animates the school chior during a launching prayer services
|Celebrating the E-Reader Launching Service with the district's|
local chairman representative Mary and
renowned community leader Mrs Topista present.
|Some of the religious, friends and |
community members present on attending the launching.
|Children like fun. Its better remembered.|
|Fr. Dominic and Director of the school confering Certificates to the trainees.|
|Professor and Engineer Sabit addressing the community|
on new opportunities of technology books in Rubanda.
|Former directress and co-founder of the school Sr Stellamaris|
and her succeessor Sr Beatrice present on the launching ceremony.
|The Guest of Honor Ms Mary c- next to |
East African Worldreader Director L-
admiring the E-Reader initative in Rubanda.
|The incumbent school directress Sr. Anamary|
addresses the visitors on the launching day.
|The PTA Chairperson Mr. Xavier addressing the particpants|
|The School Management Chair person Sr. Stellamaris|
addresses the public on the vision of the school.
|The Guest of honor Ms Mary takes up the stage|
|The Guest of honor invites the parents of Fr. Dominic|
for recognition for a job well done in upbringing and educating
Father Dominic who is the founder and director of the school
that is transforming the community
|The parents of Fr. Dominic (C) gracing the occasion|
|The Guest of Honor handing over certificates to the |
best school performers of PLE as the director looks on
|Ms Peace L- joins the E-Reader trainees|
|The School Director Fr. Dominic Joins |
the trainees for a group photo after the training
|The best students on the training|
|Girls can also perform just as excellent as boys when it comes to technology|
|Boy students proud of being themselves to a bright future|
|This students wants to reach high with techology.|
" I can't wait to read all the books in my Kindle",
he exclaims as he returns it into its cage.
|Bright women of tomorrow put their hands on technology|
|Very inspiring new teacher Amos admires|
the new E-Reader opportunity in his own life.
|The school bursar R and administrators being introduced|
into a new accounting policy for better financial management and transperancy.
|The RSDA's new accountant Mr.Tadeo briefing the administration of his expectations.|
|Kids who gaze at their bright future with confidence. |
They need true parental guidance to their destiny.
|Community Leaders of tomorrow are today's children at our school|
|How wonderful is God in his creatures. Kids are perfect images of God.|
|The director joins the school administration and|
the PTA executive for a group photo
after their regular to deliberate on school matters
|The DAILY School Board register of attendance Feb, 10th 2015|
|PTA executive surveys a proposed land for a new nursery school construction|
|PTA surveying for a suitable land for nursery construction.|
|Kids just love fun no matter where|
|Innocent as he looks, he is trully God's image|
|The director enjoys a photo with the school kids|
|Look at how fun great kids can be at our school|
|E-Reader books are not only admired by kids. |
Its atransformational tool of everyone.
|Enjoy the african art of free smile|
|What's there that moves you to smile? The future is great.|
Here, suffocation is of highest risk because of
lack of enough room for social moments
|Tomorrow is made up of today's pieces|
|Lucky kids enjoy happy rear moments with their school|
director who is a Missionary in the US.
They are Kids whose imagination is full of hope and wonder.
The want to be great.
|Happiness is a gift to pass on to others -the little ones|
|How important we are meant to be to each other in this world!|
We need to shelter one another regardless of age and place.
|Schoolife is essential in a child's life today. |
Ther are many poor kids who miss the opportunity in Uganda.
Their parents or extended families can't just afford any school expense.
|These are some of the few children in Uganda|
who smile, many live with tears of extreme poverty.
|Proud of being in a good school|
|See the beauty of growign up. Along the way, we lose |
so many things but remain proud to the future.