Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Kasese Humanist Primary School Volunteers Praise KidsHeartKids PenPal Program

Some children share their letter with their teacher.
(source: KUHA)
Back July 2012, I wrote about a newly formed letter exchange between kids at Chesapeake Camp Quest and some students at the Kasese Humanist Primary School.

September of this year, I featured a letter written by student Thembo Kamanzi talking about the school and all the services it provides him and his community.

Well, just a few days ago, I received awesome comments on the 2012 post from a local computers student, (username) maserka, who volunteers at the school, and a friend of his Mastaki Tresor.

maserka:

I volunteer at Kasese Humanist Primary School. The letter writing is a true deal happening and the students are very happy with it. The letters arrived at the school and the students have finished replying through writing.

Mastaki:

True @maserka, the children are happy at Kasese Humanist Primary School. I work at the school farm. Thank you @GodlessPoutine for loving our Humanist school.


Actually, I'm just the blogger around here. The real thanks goes to the donors -- 53 people who've helped us start the building project with some $5460 donated!


The letter exchange they are referring is not the one in 2012, but rather a new and ongoing exchange organized by KidsHeartKids, which is an awesome initiative by seven year old Lylah Mouton in Aurora, Illinois. You can read all about it on their Facebook page!



Our Penpal letters, school bells, and cameras have made it to Kasese, Uganda. In just under 23 days. The students there will write us back soon. We sent three disposable cameras to be given out to a few students to photo document one day. Can't wait to see them.
I emailed Maserka and asked him for a little more information about himself and his experience at the school and he was kind enough to respond.
I am a computer graduate and love to help children learn at least a new thing before one gets back home in the evening. I started volunteering at KHPS after I had a chat with Mr.Robert about giving a hand in the computer studies at his school. I came in but we hope to make a good schedule for the whole school next year, teachers inclusive for the lessons. 
About the letter writing project, it's amazing and thanks for the little cameras, children had some exciting shots within the school and around the perimeters, they also received gifts within their letters and this exciting as they opened their envelopes. 
They worked hard replying their friends and tried all means possible to describe the community and families, they were very happy like one Mumbere Rafat P2 who received to letters and Biirah Annitah P6 whose friend was a sister to Rafats friends. It was a story for the school, we appreciate the great work of giving a smile to the Kasese Humanist pupil. 
To access the pictures and more stories Bwambale can provide more information but the whole school send appreciation for the friendship you achieved for the pupils. 
Thanks.
Maserka.
Mastaki Tresor also got back to me via email just today.
I am grateful for the mail but I am still  learning how to use a computer and other technologies at the school. Maserka is still taking me through practicals in the evenings and I am learning. 
The letter exchange campaign at school is interesting but only few students received letters. 
Other pupils also wanted to receive and start exchanging stories.
I look after the school poultry project and that includes giving them feeds and taking care of the environment. 
The school appreciates it a lot.
You can also read the Kasese United Humanist Association blog post about this.

1 comment:

  1. Well in the past there might have been the appeal of nobody expecting you to ever date or marry a woman. But that's no longer a big stigma.


    I don't think it's a "gay thing" at all though - like causation doesn't exist in that direction. I wonder if it's the life of a celibate priest that perhaps does harm to someone enough to turn them into some of the monsters (pedophiles not gays) that we've seen in the church.


    Thanks for your comment!

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