So a whole year has passed and our little school has grown from 7 children, from 4 families, representing 4 nations, to 19 children representing a whopping 9 nations! We have two wonderful teachers, and the parents take it in turns to volunteer each day.
On the 6th of June we had a little celebration (mainly eating cake) to mark the milestone of Gulu Globetrotters’ first birthday. As we’ve grown, inevitable challenges have presented themselves, especially when taking into account what a diverse little school we are, with so many different backgrounds, but it’s certainly a challenge worth taking on. Sadly, local school isn’t an option for many of us, even though some of our families are working directly within the education system to create change, it won’t be quick enough for our wee ones. So, we are giving this our best shot!
We are really excited that in January 2019, we are having a specialist practitioner in early years coming to help with the little ones and make our early years (squirrels) class even better. As we grow, we are also looking for someone else who can come longer term, to teach the older ones (Key stage 2) and who would like to take on the exciting prospect of helping us grow into an official school. Feel like God might be calling your overseas? Know anyone?
If you do, get in touch with our sending organisation BMS. They are a truly brilliant organisation and it will not only change your life but that of the children here in Gulu forever. Now that is worth thinking about.
So what are you waiting for?
Need any more persuading? Check out these cuties.
The Okello Boys