Project Uganda Update


Two DCS teachers, Rosanne O’Callaghan and Neil Bronks, have returned from a successful visit to Uganda and will be putting together a report on this in the coming days.  This report will be posted here as soon as possible.

The next and most significant part of the project will be the visit of two Ugandan teachers to DCS for a week in April.  It is expected that they will get to participate as much as possible in the life of the school.

On Monday 19 April, we will have a visit from the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Micheál Martin TD, at 9.30am.  This will be the opening part of a Developmental Education Morning in the school.  We hope that as many students as possible will be able to participate in some way in this event.  We have organised for well over a dozen different speakers from various charities and development agencies to come to the school.  Each speaker will make a presentation to one or two class groups after the Minister’s address and exchange of plaques to mark our linking with the Ugandan school.  After the speeches, the charities and NGOs will have stalls with literature and will answer individual questions which the students might have.

During the rest of the week (15 to 21 April), the teachers from Uganda will attend classes, observing and participating in lessons and activities with the students.  Both Joseph Matovu and Grace Nakuya are very excited about the whole experience.

Cian O’Mahony, Ted O’Sullivan, Rosanne O’Callaghan, Neil Bronks.