Help Save Second Term:
Beacon students are working hard. Candidate students, S4 and S6, recently took mock exams developed by their teachers that imitate national exams. Next they’ll complete practice tests compiled by teachers from other schools. Both sets of exams expose areas needing further study before national exams five months from now.
Sadly however, these students may not be able to continue learning. Many school families are behind on tuition. The war in Ukraine has great inflated fuel prices.
The recession has inflated the cost of all basic necessities. Most students come from rural families who practice subsistence farming; rains in the region have delayed, and this too has affected families’ ability to pay.
Younger students have been expanding their horizons on field trips. S2 students enjoyed traveling to a neighboring state to see an art and history museum, a zoo, and burial sites of important Ugandan figures. S3 students will take a trip at the end of June to an agricultural research center, where they will learn about genetically modified plants that are disease resistant and better adapted to the Ugandan climate.
These are wonderful opportunities, but without your assistance, the school faces tough choices about whether to let these hard-working students remain.
Please consider helping a family keep their child in school. A single term of tuition costs only $285, and can make a huge difference in the lives of these young people.
Students pose after a cultural performance at school.
“Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding.”