Our entire student body will be creating Uganda inspired artwork. Student artwork will be put on display during February parent teacher conferences. Parents can make a donation towards their child's artwork. They may then take the artwork home with them unless I have marked them with a sticker indicating I would like to keep the artwork for the District Art Show in April. Regardless, they will receive their students artwork. All donations will be used to support the Mwebaza Annex at Nkugulutale in Uganda. Dale Peterson has shared the following information with us.
Eagle Crest has been newly matched with Mwebaza Annex at Nkugulutale, Uganda (MWAN). This school was originally built to help reduce overcrowding at Niwot Elementary’s partner school, Mwebaza School. However, there has been such a demand for the school to serve as a primary school for the village of Nkugulutale that MWAN will only be used temporarily to provide computer classes to Mwebaza students until additional classrooms are constructed at Mwebaza in 2019. Thus, ECE’s new partner school, when it opens, will primarily serve primary children in Nkugulutale. The school is expected to open in February 2018, and seems to be on track for doing so, although there could conceivably be a delay.
Waterless, composting toilets were added to the school recently. In addition, a kitchen for a wood-burning stove was constructed. There are photos of these buildings under construction in the attached photos. The school building contains 4 classrooms, and includes water tanks where water will be collected off of the roof via gutters and purified for drinking and cooking. We hope to install a computer lab in 2018. In fact, funds raised at ECE in 2018 will likely go towards needed computer equipment and furniture to make a computer lab possible. We are partnering with the nonprofit Kids on Computers (headed by former ECE parent, Stormy Peter) to make the computer lab a reality.
The school will likely start with between 50 and 100 students, although, in time, it could house approximately 150 students. All of the students attending are poor. Most will struggle to pay the meager school fees. We have a scholarship program in place so that 8-15 students will be able to attend the school for free. Of course, we would love to expand this program so that more kids can afford to attend school.
We will work with the administration at the school to get a lunch program in place so the children can get nutrition at school. Our hope is to eventually raise egg-laying chickens and vegetables at the school site in order to feed the children.
5th GRADE-UGANDA LANDSCAPE-PRINTMAKING
4th GRADE-UGANDA BANTU HOUSES-CLAY
3rd GRADE-UGANDA BATIKING
2nd GRADE-UGANDA ENDANGERED ANIMALS-CLAY
1st GRADE-UGANDA MASKS AND TEXTILE INSPIRED COASTERS