It was great to meet up with Komakech as he was doing his last few papers of Senior 6.
Now the eager wait for exam results! And the search for funding for the next stage of education, since AREP has reached its limit with S6.
Almost there – last few days of S6
Nigel and Komakech
Gill and Nigel and Ollie the dog reached the top of Ben Nevis on Sept 8th. Thanks to your generosity we have raised over £2,700 for AREP (plus Giftaid).
The weather was great for most of the walk, but foggy at the top!
Gill and Nigel (and Ollie the dog!) are walking up Ben Nevis this September for South Sudanese Refugees sponsored by AREP who are studying in Uganda. Komakech Joseph is now in Year 13 at Seeta High School. He is due to take his A Level Exams in Chemistry, Biology and Maths this November. His dream is to become a doctor. He is the only one in his family to go to school. The others in his family are in Palabek Refugee Camp, having fled there last year from their home town of Pajok. Scovia and Lovemore, two other sponsored A Level students are in Year 12. The money we raise will be used for school fees for students we sponsor who don’t yet have full funding for this September term.
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Thank-you so much!
Refugee Week post No. 4. What a difference 12 years makes! One of our sponsored students has now reached half way through Senior 5 or Year 12. A big thank-you to past and present members of Great Sankey High School Science department for your continuing monthly support.
This week is Refugee Week in the UK. So I thought I’d post a few updates. Firstly Gill and Kevin, two of our students who, sadly, are missing out on school in 2018 through lack of funds. We have 260 people who like our Facebook page, and 70 people who donate money regularly to AREP. If we could only mobilise more of our supporters to donate monthly, then young refugees like Gill and Kevin could return to get the education they need.
Some brilliant news in the past few days. Two of our students will be starting their A Levels at Seeta High School Kampala later this month, this after a generous supporter offered to match-fund and underwrite their A-Level costs!
Lovemore and Scovia are preparing now for the start of term.
A particular thank-you to Great Sankey High School Science Department for their partnership in helping to sponsor Lovemore over many years, and to other teachers at Great Sankey and elsewhere who have been helping to sponsor Scovia.
Scovia is currently waiting for S4 exam results. She is in her school basketball team and they have enjoyed good success. Here she is pictured with Benjamin our Kampala co-ordinator. We are urgently looking to raise more support so that she can study A levels. Please go to our donation page thankyou.
In Uganda, January of each year sees the tense wait for exam results by those who took their key Senior 4 exams in November, equivalent to GCSEs in the UK.
We have two students undergoing this wait! Lovemore and Scovia, here pictured with the headteacher of Seeta High School: Lydia Lukwago Kagoya
These two youngsters were snapped at their school. Disney gets everywhere!