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The Amazima School Update: Term II Highlights

Thanks for continuing to allow our first class of students at The Amazima School to flourish physically, emotionally, and spiritually! Every day, your generosity is helping to educate and disciple the next generation in Uganda. Enjoy highlights from Term II!

Science Fair

Students participated in their first ever science fair! Finalists presented their projects to the student body and demonstrated a wide variety of experiments including: how to build a flashlight, how to make a volcano out of baking soda and vinegar, and how fast mold grows on bread based on the temperature.

Visitation Day

On July 15th, The Amazima School opened its gates for visitation day, and the aunts, uncles, grandparents, mothers, fathers, and siblings who are entrusting us with their loved ones came pouring in. We’ve long prayed for our campus to be a place where restoration takes place among families. Visitation Days are a practical step towards restoration.

Students showed off their science fair projects, performed songs and dances, and introduced family members to friends and teachers. Every single family was able to meet with teachers, check on the progress of their child, and see what class looks like daily.

Community Outreach

Led by their house parents and a few other staff members, 24 students from Hannah House (one of two girls’ houses on TAS campus) traveled to a local village and spent an entire Saturday serving Mama Wilson, a widow and mother. They cleaned Mama Wilson’s home, washed clothing and blankets, cooked, and gathered clean drinking water from the nearest well.

It’s not uncommon for women to walk hours every day for clean water in Uganda. Not only is this physically demanding, sometimes women find all of the water is gone when they arrive. So, you can imagine how huge it was for students to walk, fill, and carry jerry can after jerry can of clean water for Mama Wilson, whose nearest source is an hour away.

Sports Day

Students celebrated their second term of hard work with Sports Day, and made full use of Amazima’s soccer and practice fields, and basketball court! Our athletic fields encourage physical and emotional health, provide opportunities for team building and camaraderie, and most importantly, they allow our students to have fun–a necessary and healing component of their education.

 

 

Interested in learning more about The Amazima School or becoming a financial partner to Amazima Ministries? Visit https://amazima.org.

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