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UHST Official visits the Kasese School

Posted by Bwambale Robert on June 21, 2012 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (0)

On 20th.June 2012, we hosted a team of four visitors led by Steve Hurd of the Uganda Humanist Schools Trust UK, a charity organization running the 3 humanist secondary schools based in Uganda namely The Mustard Seed Secondary School in Lugazi, Sir Isaac Newton High school in Masaka and the Fairview Secondary School in Mpigi. All the three secondory schools are owned by local Ugandan humanists.

Steve Hurd came along with his wife Hilary and Mike together with his wife Gloria Milne. They were warmly received at the school by both the school Head Teacher and the School Director Bwambale Robert. The visitors arrived at the school at 2:00 PM, headed straight to the Head Teachers Office,signed the visitors Book and were moved around the school, the visitors visited the computer room and the KUHA Office which houses the Office of the School Director & the Bursars' Office. The school is located in railway village in Kasese Municipality.

At the KUHA Office, the visitors were welcomed by Bwambale Robert who is the School Project Director at the same time Founder and Executive Director of Kasese United Humanist Association.

At the KUHA OFFICE the visitors signed the Visitors Book and thereafter were led to meet the children who were anxiously ready to meet the visitors.

In opening remarks, the school Head teacher Mr. Masereka Ndyanabo David welcomed the visitors to the school,introduced his Staff to the visitors and presented a report about the school .to Mr Steve Hurd and his team.

Bwambale Robert was given platform to air out something to the gathering. In his short speech,Bwambale Robert welcomed the visitors to the school and thanked them to have come to the school. He informed the visitors about the brief history of the school, past and current enrollment and the school purpose.

Mr. Steve made a brief speech to the gathering which comprised of children, teachers, members of KUHA and the Area Community Leader. Mr Steve said that he was very happy to be hosted at the school and talk to the children and said that he is looking forward to know more about our school and complemented that its a good start. He was so happy with the way our school has developed in such a short time and complimented the works of the School Director for having spearheaded such a cause in the area. Mr Steve also thanked the school management and the teachers for the work they are doing and was happy to see our Local Community leader present at the function. The local area chairman thanked the visitors for having dedicated their precious time to visit Kasese Humanist Primary School.

Mr.Steve came along with his wife Hilary and his other colleague Mike together with his wife Gloria Milne.

The School Choir presented some few songs and a Science Poem to entertain the visitors. The event took place under a tree shade at the school site and the children had made placards with secular messages written on them as gestures portraying the school purpose. Some had words like “we love Humanism”, “we are products of nature”, “I am proud to think for myself”, I am a Humanist, I am a freethinker, With science,we can progress. It was a colourful event and both the children, teachers,the visitors and the entire school management had a great time. The event ended at 4:30 PM.

Photos and videos about the visit can be accessed on our webite at www.kasesehumanistschool.webs.com , Flickr  http://www.flickr.com/photos/kasesehumanistprimaryschool and You Tube http://www.youtube.com/user/Kuhaschoolproject 

 

Computer lessons begins at KHPS

Posted by Bwambale Robert on May 18, 2012 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (4)

In an effort to expose the children to the information era, Kasese Humanist Primary School has begun conducting computer lessons to its children who are in Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6 and Grade 7. The lessons are aimed to equip the children with introductory information on the computer, its uses, typingskills, creating documents, the use of the internet plus the all relevant resources on Internet.

The lessons are being conducted by a US National volunteering at the schoolcalled Daniel Reid Loving who is already with us for 3 months that is up to theclose of this second term.

Daniel was received in Uganda on 11th May 2012 at Entebbe International Airport by the School Director of Kasese Humanist Primary School Mr Bwambale Robert and the two went straight to Kasese on the same day.

The Volunteer came in with 3 Laptop Computers as a his personal donation to the Computer Class and the mangement of Kasese United Humanist Association also donated a Computer which brings the total computers we have in the Computer class to 4. We still require more computers such that atleast 3 children can use a computer in a classroom as on average we are budgeting for close to 30 children in a normal class room. The Computer room still lacks seats, tables and the school management is looking for ways of ensuring its fully furnished.

Computer lessons kicked off on Monday 14th May and Daniel has shown a good impression by conducting these lessons in a professional way. The Computer lessons have been placed on the school Time Table and both the Teachers and theChildren are undergoing times of study and i am optimistic, Computer Educationat the school will make both the teachers and the students attain basic skills in computer use.

Plans are underway to also have these computers get a wireless internet connection such that in the course of study, the children can be able to explore the world further, be in position to connect to different people especially connecting classrooms through eLearning, Chatting online and accessing online educational resources.

For any computer donations to the school,contact the school project Director on email [email protected]


 

Pencils from Pinchbeck Elementary School arrives

Posted by Bwambale Robert on April 26, 2012 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Kasese Humanist Primary School management is happy to inform the world that it has received a donation of  800 pencils plus 3 sharpeners which were mailed to the school via the postal system. The pencils were mobilized by the Rays Reaching Out group comprising of young children,boys and girls aged between 5 – 13 years studying at Pinchbeck Elementary School based in Henrico City in the State of  Virginia  in the United States.

The pencils are going to be distributed to the children at Kasese Humanist Primary School in their class works. The management and Staff of Kasese Humanist Primary School wishes to extend their sincere thanks to these young children at Pinchbeck Elementary School for extending their support to our school as this will bring smiles to the children at our school. This is a very big boost as most of our children encounter hardships in possessing the writing tools which is a basic requirement to be possessed by any learner. Most of the parents and guardians sometimes fails to buy scholastics to their children.

Special thanksgoes  to Michelle West  who is a Teacher at Pinchbeck Elementary School for spearheading this whole exercise through constant communications and mailing the package to us, I also thank Maria Vicky who leads the Pencil Project who connected me to Michelle.

Right now the school closed for a short holiday which is lasting for 3 weeks and the school reopens on 14th May 2012 forSecond Term and the children will make use of the donated pencils which are estimated  to be used throughout the whole of the term and perhaps Third Term.

I am extending my sincere thanks to all Friends and Welwishers of Kasese Humanist School for picking the interest to keep donating to the KUHA SCHOOL PROJECT.

I end by wishing all the Children at Pinchbeck ElementarySchool a wonderful time and I remain looking forward for a mutual cooperationbetween the two school.

Yours in service,

Bwambale Robert

School Project Director

Kasese Humanist Primary School

 

Appeal for computers at Kasese Humanist School

Posted by Bwambale Robert on March 5, 2012 at 2:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Kasese Humanist Primary School Computer lessons to commence in second term 2012

Kasese Humanist Primary School with effect from second term likely to kick off on 14th .May.2012 will be introducing computer lessons which are aimed to expose our students plus the teachers to computer knowledge skills like Typing, knowing more about the computer and its accessory parts, the use of the internet and several packages that we feel will help our children in future.

As the school is set up on the foundation of Science and Humanism, its very vital to introduce such lessons at the school especially as we are now in  the information era and where the world now is a global village perhaps this will expose both our teachers plus the students to get exposed and enhance more the partnerships the school already has with the outside world.

On May 11th . 2012, the school is going to host a United States  citizen by the names Daniel R  Loving who is going to volunteer teaching both the students and the teachers computer lessons. He is doing this as a Volunteer teacher and will stay with us for a period of 4 months.

The school has now a total enrollment of 331students, only classes 4, 5, 6 and P.7 will benefit on computer lessons and the school now has 2 computers in total where one is reserved for the School Administration Office and one left at the disposal of the children.

The management and Staff of Kasese Humanist Primary School is hereby appealing to any well wisher or friend of the schoolout there to donate any computer part or computer set such that we have as many computers available to the students. Plans are underway if we succeed with this appeal to create a Computer Laboratory at the school.

The volunteer who is coming  to Uganda on 10th May 2012  is Mr. Daniel R Loving can be reached at  [email protected]  and is willing to come by with any donated computer  so incase you have a reserve computer whether used or new, we highly welcome it.

Any of the following can be donated:

    

Full computer set, a CPU, Monitor, Laptop,Key Board, Computer Speakers accompaned with their respective power adaptors and data cables, the voltage used in Uganda is 220 - 240 V.

On another note incase a donor wants to send funds instead to buy a computer locally in Uganda, you can send the funds to purchase a classroom computer by paypal through Atheist Alliance International via the link below:

http://www.atheistalliance.org/support-aai/donate ;

(Then select Kasese Humanist Primary School)

Incase any one out there has a computer to donate, it can still be sent direct to the school  via the postal mail system using the school address below:

Kasese Humanist Primary School

P.O.Box 58

Kasese, Uganda

East Africa

Attn: Bwambale Robert   (+256 785 195561)

More information about the school can be found on the school website 

http://www.kasesehumanistschool.webs.com   ; and incase of any querry, comment or just any thing dont hesitate to link up with the School Director at  [email protected]

Many thanks for supporting our school project in this Computer Appeal Cause.

With science,we can progress is the motto of the school.

 

 

 

New batch of Pens from Pen for Kids UK

Posted by Bwambale Robert on February 21, 2012 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Kasese Humanist Primary School pupils on 21st February 2012 had smiles on their faces as they were supplied with Brand New Pens from Pen for Kids Organization based in the United Kingdom. The shipment of pens amounted to 4000 enclosed in 4 separate boxes with each containing a 1000 pens.

The pens were received by the School Project Director Mr Bwambale Robert  and the shipment had been sent byTNT World Express who delivered the shipment to Entebbe and later after clearance with the Customs, the package was sent to the Kasese School by alocal agent working for East Africa Courier Company.

On behalf of Kasese  Humanist PrimarySchool, i am thanking the Pen for Kids UK courtesy of Mr Malcolm and Mr Claus of Pen for Kids Denmark. Our school  has benefited twice from this organization, earlier last year, over 2000 pens wassent to us and pushed the school for a full year with surplus donated to neighbouring schools. The same thing is going to be done by distributing to sister schools as a gesture that we humanists share the little we get with other people irrespective of their beliefs, race and cultural background.

You can view photos of the kids upon receipt of the pens donation on this link below:

http://kaseseunitedhumanistassociation.blogspot.com/2012/02/khps-receives-pens-donation-from-pen.html

 PEN FOR KIDS ORGANIZATION

 

 

KHPS marks One Year

Posted by Bwambale Robert on December 5, 2011 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Kasese Humanist Primary School on 4th December 2011 held its first Anniversary event at the school. The function ran from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM at the school site. All the parents/Guardian of the pupils plus some of the Sponsors of the children turned up at the event.

The Chief Guest on the function was the Municipal Education Officer Kasese Municipality who attended in full swing, a number of prominent politicians and Local Council representatives of Railway Village attended the function as well.

The Parents were entertained by the pupils, a Public address system was installed at the event where soft music was in the back ground. All our children participated fully in singing to the parents, presenting plays and poems and a Marching Parade that ran from the school site to the neighbouring suburbs of Kasese Town. The local people too attended the function and also tasted the foods that we had prepared to those invited.

On that same day,parents took with them home the report cards and files of their children. The first,second and third children in each class were awarded gifts to thank them for the good work done in excelling in academics.

Photos of the event are being uploaded on our Flickr Page.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kasesehumanistprimaryschool/

Each year, a similar function/event is to be performed.

The school Director Bwambale Robert thanked all the people who attended the School Parents Day & First Anniversary and urgued the local people to support the school by giving us more children and fulfilling the obligation of paying school fees to sustain the school.

Khps receives visitors from East African Playgrounds

Posted by Bwambale Robert on October 17, 2011 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Our school on Sunday 16th October hosted a team of 4 visitors from East African Playgrounds Organization, a UK Charity that engages in activities of constructing play grounds for local schools and communities in East Africa.

The Team had came to the school purposely to assess the school needs as concerning the status of the playing area for our school children. The team comprised of Tom, Carla, Jack and a Ugandan guy based in Jinja.

Their website can be visited via this link  http://www.eastafricanplaygrounds.org

Check out the Photo of the Team at http://www.kaseseunitedhumanistassociation.blogspot.com

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Text Book donations from IBP Organization

Posted by Bwambale Robert on August 22, 2011 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Kasese Humanist Primary School on 16th.08.2011 received a Text book donation from the International Book Project Organization based in the United States. The books received were 34 in number covering major subjects in Primary Science, Reading & Comic Books.

The books were delivered to the school by Bwambale Robert the school director. The books arrived in absence of the pupils as they are still in their holidays and when the school gets open on 5th.September,the book donation will be presented to the children plus the school staff.

Kasese Humanist Primary School has got A REFERENCE NUMBER  with the IBP organization and will periodically be receiving book donation from this organization in more years to come.

On another note, the school recently received a shipment of text books and school supplies from one of our
School Advisory Board Member called Emily Fountain based in New Zealand .


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