We have committed our hearts to quality and holistic education, and the safety of our children and teachers is paramount. As students go for a holiday, we are currently fencing the school to guarantee safety of our children and school premises. The fencing will also add extra security to the school and allow the grass and trees to grow which are always destroyed by the wandering children who come to collect water at the nearby borehole.
The fencing project is now on going at USD 3,300 and is expected to be complete by 20th May, 2019.
Towards the end of April, the school was honored to host Most Ven. Bhante Buddharakkhita. Children were happy to see him and humbly greeted him. Bhante was happy about the progress of the children and the school. He offered one of his finest carpets to the school on which children sit to do their daily class activities. Bhante also offered chocolates, and led the children into meditation as he prayed for their safety and peace.
The Peace school Children will report back to school on 27th for their second term of the year. We are so excited for the second term of the calendar year and we are positive that it will be filled with much joy from the warm hearts of our little angels.
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The Peace School organized an environmental awareness and cleaning campaign on Friday March 29, 2019. The campaign involved our preschool children, teachers, and the management. The theme of the campaign was “Caring for Mother Nature: Clean Environment, Good Health”. This campaign aimed at raising awareness about the great importance of a clean and green environment and teach children to be more responsible towards the environment by not littering and that rubbish be properly disposed off to keep the environment clean and green.
In this 21st century, our environment is at a great threat and facing inordinate challenges of rapid changes. We are faced with climate changes. In our community for example, we have had a few rain showers since the year began which is unlike before, in seasons of the year like this one, we usually experience heavy rains. We believe these sudden changes are mainly due to the rapid aggressive human actions to the environment such as deforestation.
As Peace School, we are committing to taking an active participation in environmental protection and we will encourage every child to plant trees to enhance greenery and purity of the environment from pollutions.
During this campaign, children participated in cleaning and planted a mango tree at the temple, of which they will enjoy the fruits of their action in the nearby times.
We are in the second month since we started to operate our preschool, providing high quality education to children in our community. This commitment to give high quality education is demonstrated through our focus on areas of child development with highly trained teachers. The teachers with their enormous experience in early childhood development use effective teaching and assessment approaches as well as establishing collective relationships with parents and the whole community.
As a school based on the Buddhist foundation, we are striving to empower children to realize their full potential guided by principals of compassion, generosity and loving kindness.
The preschool starts at 8:00am to 12:30pm from Monday to Friday.
Each day brings hope for a better generation to come. The day’s activities include a balance of active time, quiet time with teacher-guided activities as well as child-initiated activities. Children have the opportunity to learn as they engage in a variety of learning areas and activities guided by the national curriculum.
All the students are fully sponsored by the Uganda Buddhist Centre through the support of the various stake holders to ensure that the children have access to best education even with the available resources.
In 2018, you took actions to support and promote Bhante Buddharakkhita’s initiatives in Uganda, Africa. These initiatives included the spread of Buddhism in Uganda, promotion of better public health practices, support women and youth entrepreneurs, and supported children in their schools. Let’s not stop here – let’s create more impact and memories in 2019.
A few months ago, we renewed our focus towards education and we have started a preschool with the goal of providing high quality education to the children in Bulega village, in Entebbe. Due to the limited resources, we have decided to begin with 12 children between the ages of 3-6years to nurture and monitor them from the ground up. We are basing our nurturing on the national teaching framework with a blend of Buddhist values. Values such as wisdom, giving, compassion can only be nurtured from early life—and as these children grow up, they learn to appreciate other cultures and model creativity for their success in life. Most of these children are from under-resourced families, and our commitment is to allow them have access to education.
What can you do?
There is a lot we can achieve together—opening doors to education for these young children. You can sponsor a child, sponsor a teacher, or help in the construction of a safe learning environment for children.
At the Uganda Buddhist Centre, we understand that education is the key to sustainable communities. This is why at the core of our programs, we place focus and passion to opening doors to education for children in the neighboring communities. Our goal here is to promote child education.
As schools move towards the end of the third term, most children are out of scholastic materials. With support from Ven. Adicca (our resident monk) and Ms. Moe Moe (lay supporter, who offers food to children monthly), we distributed various scholastic needs so that children can stay in school to complete their term. These included dozens of exercise books, pens, pencils, rulers and erasers to a group of 50 school-going children from Bulega village.
Children also had a moment of mindfulness meditation and took refuge in the Triple Gem (Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha).