Pulling Together in Lombok

December 2, 2018By Josephine De FreitasEmergency Response No Comments

Extract from email from William Grut regarding our contribution to Lombok :  The Indonesian island of Lombok was shaken by two strong earthquakes, after weeks of tremors that have killed hundreds of people. The island has been rocked by hundreds of quakes and tremors since 29 July.Aug 19, 2018 Rose Charities Canada raised $650 for the  … Read More

Digital Tablets Improve Grades

November 27, 2018By Nicole SchouelaStandTall Education Uganda No Comments

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

Top Results for Madagascar School

November 22, 2018By Josephine De FreitasGeneral Interest No Comments

Exam results are in for the pupils of The Mahatsara School in Madagascar and they are wonderful!   Eighteen out of twenty students passed the final Baccalaureate- that’s a 90% pass rate- one of the highest for any school in Madagascar. In other grades  the pass rates were  also well above the country average.  Just a few … Read More

They’re Now Professionals

November 6, 2018By Nicole SchouelaStandTall Education Uganda No Comments

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

Innovative Thinking = Great Results

October 29, 2018By Nicole SchouelaStandTall Education Uganda No Comments

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.

Days for Girls Kits

October 29, 2018By Nicole SchouelaStandTall Education Uganda No Comments

A very warm thanks to Disaster Aid Canada and to daysforgirls.org for making these reusable, attractive and discreet menstrual kits and donating them to Stand Tall and Smiles in Uganda. These kits are a brilliant solution to school absenteeism that is so widely seen among adolescent girls who lack sanitary napkins. This has been an … Read More

The Power of Reading

October 8, 2018By Nicole SchouelaStandTall Education Uganda No Comments

Empowerment for Girls Education Project through PEDN (private education development network) based in Kampala, Uganda has donated 140 books to Stand Tall. Daily access to books displayed in the classroom has produced very positive results in our youngest readers. Here is what the Level 2 teacher has expressed: Am very happy to tell you that … Read More