Our students in Uganda have been writing essays as they continue learning remotely. We are happy to share their work. Please note student work is presented in its original content.

A school is a place where children go to learn. I miss school because at this time we would be having the teens’ group and Aunt Joyce to do our reading challenge. This year, I had planned to read over three hundred books. I wanted to be one of the winners in my class. I was determined to win and get a prize but now I am at home and we not sure if the reading challenge will be there this year. 

The other thing I miss in this month is the Mother daughter day. Aunt Joyce was going to come and lead us during this event. She always gives us good messages on this day. I miss seeing our mothers coming to school to celebrate the day with us and have fun. I also miss seeing my teachers wearing their busuti and competing to cook food in a short time given as mothers watch them.

I miss the KIOO classes where we teach boys about gender equality so that they can grow up as good boys but now I cannot because of the lock down.

I miss singing in the choir to welcome our visitors from USA. They make us happy when they bring us our sponsor letters and some books for our library. I miss playing with them and reading with them.

I miss all my teachers at school. The day we shall go back, I will be very happy. I thank our teachers for giving us work to do while we are at home. It has helped us not to forget our school work. 

Written by Tereza Mukimba Grade Five

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