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
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
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
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
Doreen used her Rose Charities Scholarship to graduate this year from Business School. Here she is on a day’s work experience with Ruth Hoffman and her organization that provides “Financial Literacy Workshops ” for Ugandan NGO’s and small businesses.