I greet you all in the name of our lord Jesus Christ and thank God for the strength he has given us and enabled us to begin the New Year 2017. The department coordinates international programs in the school, we have the following programs under the department.
School Enterprise Challenge.
The School Enterprise Challenge, run by Teach A Man to Fish, is a global business start-up Awards Programme for schools around the world with up to $50,000 in prizes available for the most entrepreneurial schools, teachers and students and our school is one of the schools around the world which are a running successful school businesses.
This free Awards programme guides and supports teachers and students to plan and set up real, sustainable school businesses. Students get the chance to gain hands-on experience of running a real business and generate real profits to help support their school or a social cause of their choice.
. In 2016, 5265 schools from 106 countries registered to take part and the businesses participants and happy to announce to you that our school is now registered in this program and this year we are looking forward to be one of the winners come February 2018.
Global immersion program.
This is a global program participated in by students every year with partner schools outside Uganda. We strongly believe that having a partner school will provide global ideas and help learners to become citizens with wider knowledge. It also gives them the greatest opportunity to learn and discover the various aspects of other countries.
Working with partner schools as teachers provides us with many opportunities to develop ourselves professionally. Partnerships help to inject excitement into our classroom and provide opportunities to share best practice principals from across the world.
Partnership would be to:
Global peace program (Kids for peace)
Kids for Peace is a global nonprofit that provides a platform for young people to actively engage in socially conscious leadership, community service, arts, environmental stewardship and global friendship. Kids for Peace has launched over 100 interconnected chapters around the world. Through Kids for Peace projects and programs, youth of all socioeconomic backgrounds are empowered to become part of positive solutions leading to a healthy and harmonious planet. St. Andrew Kaggwa Gombe High school is a certified chapter of kids for peace chapter in Uganda. Therefore in December 2016 the school was able to do its first project of Kids for peace for all the kids of Kawaala community and all the kids who attended were blessed with clothes, shoes, beddings and more. The kids had an opportunity to play on the bouncing free which some kids had never seen in their lives and this brought happiness and a smile on their faces.
On that note therefore, our learners have done collaborative projects with their partner schools in research on UN (UNESCO) world heritage centers in Uganda, Italy, Indonesia and India. The project requires our students to design a brochure for all their work and develop power point presentations. I am glad that all this has been done by our students and shared with their partners.
Other successful collaborative project is the EXIM (Export–Import) project with SAI International School in India. Our students have been able to form a school club, i.e. Gombe Genuine Global club (GGG) where they contributed money in form of buying shares worth shs. 5.000 (Five thousand shillings only) each. This is purposed to teach our learners the culture of investment. They used this money to buy materials for making crafts which they made and exported to their partner company in SAI School, India. In return they imported things for sale. They have also exported another batch of their items to South Africa which were taken by the school Principal Mr. Mulindwa Sammy Mukasa and Mrs. Kivunja Aida (deputy principal Gombe Junior School). All this is to teach students business skills like bargaining power, accountancy, purchasing, report writing, managerial skills and team work.
I wish you all the best.
Light the Lamp of wisdom.
Marketing, Promotions and International Coordinator
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