Friday, December 25, 2015

MERRY CHRISTMAS YAU 2015



Its again 2015 annual gathering for the Yamba Abaana Uganda (YAU) that brings together students, their parents and guardians, administration, staff and the invited guests. The day is always colorful with children having an opportunity to meet their friends both those still in our school and those who completed and joined other school. One of the guests is always a speaker to the current issues of teens and youths. We thank everyone who has generously contributed to give a smile these children and their families. A gift that has created hope a blessing they do not take for granted. Please, walk through the celebration that took place this last Saturday of December 19th 2015.


MERRY CHRISTMAS  YAU CAKE INTO 2016

Peace -L, the YA Representative, Sr. Stella (Management chair),
Sr. Annamary ( S. Directress)  and Mrs. Ssebugawo assist students
in cutting the cake to make the day.

 
Peace helping to cut the cake as Sr. Stella looks on!
  
 
 

                    Odeta is so happy and                              Romiate-L enjoys good time with Peace
                    has made our school her second home.










 




 

 


 

 



 

 

 

 



 

Work is almost complete!

Its just two days to Christmas break and our workers are doing their best to fight the deadline of the nursery school construction project. The heavy rains, deaths and burial interruptions in the community are some of the causes against the constructors timeline, Robert says. However, just two days break is needed for Christmas vacation and the work team will be back on site to continue with their finish up touch! We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and  a wonderful  New Year 2015!


The behind view of the dining on a finishing touch.


The side view of the dining after plaster


The side emergency exit of the dining hall


The inside view of the dining ceiling with new  face boards
 
Dormitories, infirmary and nurse's room on the lower side


The new classes, staff room and office almost complete

Work continues on the dormitory back view

Sr. Stella, Chair of Management leads a visitor passed the new school
 to the water project.


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Its KG 4th Graduation 2015

This week December 2nd,  we have had our 10th Nursery Graduation Ceremony. The Board of directors, School Management and School Administration wish to thank all the staff, donors, the community and all the graduands of 2015. Your combined effort has made this day real and who these  children are today. Our  school and indeed our children wouldn't stand  here today without your help, generosity and support. After their graduation, our students have gone home for their long Christmas vacation and are excited coming back to cross the boundary to the primary section. One of children full of joy screamed as he passed through the gate to home, " I will come back fully grown up for another place", he jumped up. On the other hand it was a moment of joy for the rest of the nursery students who are also eager to return no more hosted  by the primary school but to their own new nursery section "with more room to relax, play and have less noise", said one of the students. And for the primary students, as the nursery students go to a separate premise of their own, "there is going to be more room to sleep and food to eat", another jovial girl student commented. Parents have their part too. They are very happy of the ending term and the way the whole academic year has concluded peacefully, with no point of a alarm or critical health situations for all the students. They are very grateful to the administration, Yamba Abaana US and UG who have translated all the generous efforts, gifts and donations from our donors into action. Siting a few, they are extra thankful for the projects of hand dag well of pumped water and the new nursery school that are about to be completed and ready for use when their children return to school in February 2016. To all our donors, Yamba Abaana US and friends, thank you so much. Please know that Rubanda community and the school administration hold each one of special in our hearts and prayers. God bless you all.

 Please, our cherished reader, here below, follow our Nursery Graduation gallery Dec.2015.



Tr Joy (L) Nursery Deputy and Tr Angela (R) join graduation
  candidates together with parents for a group photo
Primary choir entertains the nursery graduands and their parents Dec 2 2015




                    
             
      

                     
         

           
                                  

                                        
                                 

                             


                         
                          
                                
Nursery grandaunts pause for a group photo before the ceremony, Dec 02/2015

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 is also our final construction phase and 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. An electric pump regulator has also been advised by the electric engineers as a necessary equipment to reduce the risk of the pump being brown off in case of an abrupt high or low voltage fluctuations. 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 recommended electric regulator for the type of pump 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