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
Our administration building at Stand Tall is being expanded with new office space to accommodate our soon to be hired Head Teacher. Contractor Patrick Kyalongoza who built the school is a true professional and he’ll have everything back in place before school resumes on Sept. 17
Jenna Rae came to Stand Tall through the UBC Faculty of Education overseas practicum. Her love for the children, the school and the country are evident in this exuberant music video that she made of her experience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7v0RzNRM2M
At Stand Tall, our academic curriculum is supplemented with a vocational component. Learning about growing crops and harvesting them is of great value to our students and their families. Small garden plots where families can grow a variety of crops are very common in Kampala. The produce from these gardens helps with the family’s food … Read More
David Yuill, a candidate for the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia, came to Stand Tall in April for a three week practicum. Under his guidance, some of our learners erected two flagpoles so that we could fly the Ugandan and Canadian flag as a symbol of our partnership and shared vision. … Read More
The baking club has acquired some pretty impressive skills. . We don’t have a real oven yet but these beautiful loaves were baked in a pan on an open fire and they are delicious! The baking club pays for itself by selling everything they make. Margaret Mukhaye who runs the baking club and teaches our kids … Read More
“I am so proud of who i have become today and many people have accepted that what I learned from school was real.” Christopher graduated last week with distinction. He is working for one year before applying to Stand tall for further support in obtaining a diploma. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON SPONSORING A STUDENT, … Read More
We are so proud of our first group of graduates from St Joseph Vocational. Maria Goreti, Kato Ronald, Lubanga Christopher, Kasumba Peter, Nakanwagi Sophia, Arintwe Sheillah, Nakibinge Jimmy, and Kimbugwe Charles. Armed with professional skills and determination, they’re now ready to help themselves, their families and their community.
These 4 young women did a 3 week practicum at Stand Tall this Spring. They will all soon be graduating in the Education department as teachers. They are all dedicated, kind and professional women who will be a great asset to the teaching profession Samantha and Jessica raised enough money to purchase 105 … Read More