Rundbrief Nr.10

Liebe Gönnerinnen und Gönner

Die Taubstummenschule bedankt sich für die Unterstützung. Die Sammelaktion hat 1500.- sfr. eingebracht und wurde der Direktorin der Schule übergeben. Das Geld wird für den Ausbau der Berufsbezogenen Ausbildung der Schüler verwendet siehe unten.

The Director and staff – Good Samaritan School for the Deaf, thank you
for the good work done towards the entire community at large. And for
the donation of Ug. Shillings 4 million given for the good running of
the school and other project activities.

Our school is currently serving a total of 94 primary students and 11 vocational students. We believe that every child deserves a good education and a loving upbringing regardless of their hearing impairment. We hope that students would be able to support themselves and their families with the knowledge and skills gained at our school. Therefore, we have a number of future priorities that we would like to target.

  1. Vocational Section Improvements: Vocational programs are essential in preparing our students to be self-sufficient and independent individuals who can contribute to their homes and communities. Our vocational programs aim to equip our students with tailoring, hairdressing, computer and building construction skills. We hope that the vocational programs will soon be self-sustainable, yet it still requires a good foundation of resources and skills. Hence, we deem the following items as our top priorities.
  •  Provide good materials to make marketable products
  •  Have at least 3 good vocational teachers
  •  Build a building specifically for the vocational programs (at the moment, it locates in a small room in the teachers’ dormitory)

Thank you very much.
God bless you.
Nsamba Scovia

Das Bild zeigt Kasujja Twaha ein Waisenkind mit seiner Schule im Hintergrund, er lebt das ganze Jahr hindurch zusammen mit seinem Bruder im Internat und besucht die 3. Primarklasse. Wir übernehmen die Schulgebühren seit Januar 2016 und ab 2017 auch für seinen Bruder.

Kasujja Twaha mit seiner Schule im Hintergrund

Rundbrief Nr.9

Like every – year

besuchte ich Uganda und unsere Schützlinge im Februar.

  • Rita besucht mittlerweile S1 in einer Boarding Schule in Kalisizo.
  • Unsere Zwillinge besuchen die Tagesschule in Kalisizo (P6).
  • John ist leider nicht mehr dabei, er hat sich nach den Semesterferien nicht mehr zum Schulanfang gemeldet. Trotz unseren Bemühungen war (er ?) seine Familie nicht mehr gewillt Ihn zur Schule zu schicken.
  • Reticia und Winfred P5 und P6 gehen nach wie vor in Mukono zur Schule.
  • Grace und Edrine:
  • Grace lebt in Maya an der Strasse nach Masaka mit Ihrer Mutter und den Geschwistern in einem ein Zimmer Apartment und besucht P4
  • Edrine „behindert“ besucht die Taubstummenschule in Kitengesa, in der Nähe von Masaka. Er weinte als wir bei ihm zu Besuch weilten. Seine Mutter ist in den Süd Sudan gereist und wir wissen noch nicht wie es mit seiner Zukunft aussieht. Was geht in ihm vor ? er kann es uns nicht erzählen, er hat eine Bezugsperson verloren und wurde vom Onkel zur Schule gebracht.
  • Dany der Knabe im Rollstuhl „Tropfen auf einen heissen Stein“ wurde aus der Schule entlassen und lebt jetzt bei seiner Tante am Stadtrand von Kampala.
  • Die Sammelaktion zur Unterstützung der Taubstummenschule in Kitengesa hat 1500.- Franken eingebracht. Es ist eine grossartige Institution die von einer engagierten Direktorin ins Leben gerufen und geleitet wird. Als erstes haben wir Nahrungsmittel und Kleider für die Kinder gespendet. Für eine sinnvolle Verwendung des verbleibenden Betrages werden wir uns mit der Direktorin beraten, die leider bei unserem Besuch an einem Meeting zur Weiterbildung teilnahm.

Dazwischen habe ich auf dem Feld gearbeitet, Bananen geerntet, mich mit den Handwerkern abgemüht, Solarzellen montiert, Wasserrohre verlegt und vieles mehr.

Ein Danke schön auch im Namen unserer Kinder geht an alle die uns unterstützt haben.

Like every – year

I visited Uganda and our charity students in February.

  • Rita now visits S1, in a boarding school in Kalisizo.
  • Our twins attend a day school in Kalisizo (P6).
  • John unfortunately didn’t report back at the school after the semester break. We tried to call him back to school but his Family wasn’t ready to allow him to continue schooling.
  • Reticia and Winfred P5 and P6 visit the school in Mukono.
  • Grace and Edrine:
  • Grace lives in Maya on the road to Masaka with her mother and siblings in a one bedroom apartment and visit’s P4
  • Edrine “Disabled” at the school of the deaf in Kitengesa, near Masaka. He wept when we were with him during our visit. His mother traveled to South Sudan and we don’t know what his future will be. He is not able to tell how he is feeling, He lost a care giver and was brought to school by his uncle.
  • Dany the boy with the wheelchair („a drop in the ocean“) has been released from school and lives now with his aunt in the outskirts of Kampala.
  • The collection campaign to support the school of the deaf in Kitengesa has earned 1,500 swiss franks.
  • It is a great institution founded and conducted by the director of the school. Talks with the Director of the school are on the way to clarify what and how we can help to make their daily life a bit easier. At first, we donated food and clothes for the children.

In between, I worked in the fields, harvested bananas, struggled with the craftsmen, mounted solar cells, laid water pipes and a lot more.

A Thank you on behalf of our children to all who supported us.

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Bank BSU Genossenschaft Bankstrasse 21, ch 8610 Uster
IBAN Nr. CH31 0688 8016 0242 4930 2
Pc 30-38102-7

School for Dany

Heading for the project called “drop in the ocean” in Uganda, I drove randomly past Danny’s home and stopped to say hello to him.
Outside in very cold wind, wearing only a dirty T-shirt, he sat half naked on the hard sand floor. This sad sight prompted me to act spontaneously.

It cost me some amount of time and perseverance to find an appropriate school for Danny because attention is given exclusively to “healthy” children.

Finally, I found and went to the school I think is good for him. The team of teachers told me, however, that they could only take new students next year. Danny’s situation was so uncomfortable that I said to myself, “here you must not give up; you have to fight for a place.” After 4 meetings, the school management decided to take Danny. Danny had to come along to one of these meetings to get familiar with the school.

Within 3 days the school’s requested shopping spree, from the bed to the toothbrush, was done.

My assistant informed the family the day before Danny was collected. In the company of his aunt, we brought Danny to the Uganda Kampala Spastic Society School for the physically handicapped.

Danny now lives in a completely new world. Imagine: a jungle child comes at 12 years old to the civilized world.

Of course it is hard work for his coaches and his peers, but all are confident and say “it takes a lot of patience, but we will do it.” It is also a challenge for Danny to integrate, as he indeed was an “outcast”.
Despite the effort, he feels happy, says thanks you and is always bright-eyed about the good life that he may lead from now on.

Danny urgently needs his own wheelchair which costs appx. 1000 – sfr.

Please help us to make it possible.


Bank details Clientis Bezirkssparkasse Uster
Bankstrasse 21, ch 8610 Uster
IBAN Nr. CH31 0688 8016 0242 4930 2

Pc 30-38102-7
lautend auf
Pündtstrasse 3
8610 UsterA