October 15, 2020
Dear Sponsors and Supporters,
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.—Philippians 4:6 (NIV)
Together, we have waited patiently, prayed and now with thanksgiving we announce that the Ugandan government allowed 183 JAM students who are in their final year of either primary or secondary school and university to return to school on 15 October. The staff and I are thrilled to welcome back these students!
They are considered priority due to their need to pass national exams to move on to the next level. For example, our Primary 7 students are testing for high school placement, and our Senior 4 and Senior 6 students are testing for vocational or university placement. Of the candidate students, 26 students are at our primary school in Kishanje, 36 at Mbarara, 27 at Mary Cox, and 69 are at our high school in Kishanje. Nineteen of our college students and six of our vocational students in their final semester have also returned to school to complete their education.
With the easing of the restrictions, the government is requiring a long list of standard operational procedures that I can assure will be strictly followed by our staff to ensure the safety of everyone.
As of now, all 934 JAM students will begin on schedule with the new school year set to start January 2021. The children are ready to get back to school and the staff is preparing for the opening!
I want to personally thank you for your tremendous support during this difficult season. Your prayers and financial support have sustained many families through what could have been an even more difficult time or could have turned into a major crisis. JAM has continued to help families in need, to stay in touch with all of the sponsored children for their well-being and is happy to report that all are doing well.
We thank you for your continued prayers and contributions. May God bless you abundantly.
Herbert Ainamani PhD