When Charles (on the left) and Jimmy (right) came to Stand Tall, they had few prospects. After graduating from Stand Tall, they were sponsored to attend St Josephs Vocational in building and welding respectively. They are now proud young men, working and making a living. Helping someone acquire skills that lead to independence, is a … Read More
Art education has an important role in the classroom. When taught by experienced art teachers, the process of making art requires a lot more than presenting students with paper and art materials. An effective art class introduces concepts such as scale, composition, contrast, as well as discussion of artworks and artists, where … Read More
This is Patience. She has had the good fortune of being sponsored at Stand Tall, and then through secondary school, and is now about to complete her diploma in accounting at Makerere Business College. Always at the top of her class and a true leader at her school, Patience can now look forward to a … Read More
Yosam, Stand Tall’s music, dance and drama instructor is super busy getting the kids ready for the 10th year anniversary celebrations with 300 people expected to attend.
Marly Haller, from Vancouver is at Stand Tall for a month teaching about the role of art in education. Her years of experience in teaching art in the classroom have stimulated the imaginations of the learners and brought a wealth of new ideas for the teachers to implement. She has even planned a field trip … Read More
David Yuill, who worked at Stand Tall as a teacher candidate in April, was recognized by UBC with an Outstanding Community Field Experience Award. In the space of 3 short weeks, Dave managed to put up two flagpoles flying the Ugandan and Canadian flags, created lesson plans about maple syrup that had our students begging … Read More
The Digital Tablet Project headed by Bern Mcleod aims to improve learning outcomes through the use of curriculum-programmed digital tablets. Last March the first 50 tablets, programmed with upper level science questions, were introduced in grade 6 & 7 classes at Stand Tall. The overall improvement in Science grades and excitement generated towards learning was … Read More
Abdul and Dorothy just graduated from teachers college with top grades and performance evaluations. Without the support of their sponsors for the past 5 years, this would only have been a dream. Sponsorship is the most wonderful gift you can offer anyone. It gives young people the hope and the opportunities that they need to … Read More
We encourage our students to be creative thinkers and we strive to do the same ourselves. We look for innovative techniques to improve learning and grades. Instead of writing mid-terms, our senior class has been organized into discussion groups. The strong help the weak, and everyone benefits. Results? Group learning is yielding better results.
Troy completed the 122 km challenging Granfondo ride in 5 hours and 20 minutes, a personal record, and this year he avoided the leg cramping that used to plague him at the 100 km mark. For the past six years, he has ridden to raise money for scholarships for Stand Tall graduates pursuing higher education. … Read More