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I have now completed my Training for Uganda on the Isle of Coll with Project Trust.
It was such a fun week but absolutely exhausting!! I will tell you more in detail about Training in another blog post but for now I want to tell you about my Project because if I tell you both it will be an information overload!
So as we already know I am going to be living and teaching in Kyenjojo, West Uganda.
I will be teaching Upper Primary and Lower Secondary school students English and Art. I was under the impression that they spoke fairly good English - I was wrong! Turns out they hardly know any English at all and it will be my job to get them to be learning English and to stop speaking Rutorro, which is their local language. I also hope to pick up a bit of Rutorro and try to learn some! It will be strange entering classes where they will be speaking their own language and I will not understand.
The school is very basic and does not have any fancy facilities. It will be up to me to teach these children with the most basic resources which could be a little more challenging in the art lessons but I am so excited for the challenge. Past volunteers are very imaginative and have used rice sacks, cut them open, cleaned them and use them for paper etc to paint on so it will be about using what I have around me. This will be very good practice for when I go to Art College and am on a budget! I will by then be good at using surrounding materials to work from rather than buying everything.
I am working in the Kaihuira Pink school by myself which at first i'm sure, will be a bit daunting but I love the thought that everything I achieve there will be my own achievement. It is a ten minute walk from my house. Jodie and Lauren are working in the same school (situated just behind our house) in the same classroom as they have HUGE classes! I have classes of 40. Then Steph is working in a school which is a 40 minute walk away. So we shall not really see each other in the day time but will see each other in the evenings.
I believe I will be working quite long hours but cannot be completely sure until I arrive.
So much more to tell but as I said I do not want to tell you everything in one post otherwise it will all blur into one!