We searched for curriculums and teacher training programs within Uganda, so that teachers could attend training closer to home. We found the “Roots to Fruits” christian curriculum and the amazing group of American educators who has painstakingly written this enriched program to complement the Ugandan regulations.
Our friends, Kathy and Phyllis, raised the funds to purchase many of the literature books and other materials. They delivered them to Uganda in early March 2020. We were ready to begin launching this big new project, when COVID-19 halted most everything. Please read Kathy’s article about their adventure in Uganda at the beginning of the pandemic.
In the ensuing months, while the world waited for the pandemic to pass, Hope 2 One Life and Agape Community Foundation for Development (ACFD) continued to build our new Training Center. Great amounts of progress has been completed. We are not finished. Funds for the multi-purpose building still need to be raised. In the meantime, large tents have been procured so that we can continue all the trainings throughout the PRESM model.
We also were able to send ten teachers from five villages to a recent “Roots to Fruits” training course in March of this year.
As the world begins to open back up, Hope 2 One Life is excited to be starting the next phase of our education development for Ugandan children and their teachers.
- Ranae Parker, Teacher, volunteer and H20 Board member
Our connection with the trainer and developer of this program, Therese MacFarlane, runs deep for many years and it was a blessing she is back in Uganda furthering her call to mission and training teachers through the grace of God.