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06th December 2019

Last Friday, the school year in Uganda ended. During the holidays which will run until the beginning of February we will offer a holiday program for our sponsored students. Despite heavy rainfalls, we were able to set off the program yesterday with a meeting of all parents and students. After having breakfast together, the students participated in workshops on the topics of time management & self-organization as well as self-esteem. Furthermore, we were able to give out two more micro-credits and continued the planning process of the goat project.


01st November 2019

In November and December we are going to sell our ugandan crafts at various markets. For the first time, we are also offering calenders with fotos of our activities in Uganda for the year 2020.

  • 9th November, from 4pm: Martinsmarkt at Gemeinde St. Ansgar in Flensburg, Ansgarstr. 1
  • 16th November, 10am to 4pm: Tag der Musikschule at Musikschule Flensburg, Marienkirchhof 2-3
  • 30th November, 10am to 5pm: Adventsmarkt at Walzenmühle Flensburg
  • 08th Dezember, 11am to 4.30 pm: Kreativer Handwerksbasar at Martinsstift in Flensburg, Eckernförder Landstraße 200
  • 15th Dezember, 11.15am to ca. 12.30am: after the holy service at Kirchengemeinde Mürwik, Fördestraße 4 in Flensburg

 


18th October 2019

Last weekend, our students and their guardians came together for a family meeting. The parents took part in an assessment of their income-generating activities. The students joined a life skills-session on organization, planning and time management and learned how to write a revision timetable.

Our three candidates started their O-level exams on 14th October.



13th September 2019

Our students are reading to go back to school on Monday! All school fees have been cleared and the kids and youths were equipped with scholastic materials. Our five candidates used the holidays to prepare themselves for the upcoming final exams in October.

The students and their guardians had the chance to share their successes and challenges at a family meeting which took place on 10th September. Furthermore, we are happy to inform you that the first micro-credit beneficiary successfully repaid her loan!


24th August 2019

Our students have finished all exams of second term and are ready to enjoy three weeks of holidays. During their holidays, they will engage in different learning activities.


18th June 2019

On Sunday, 23rd June, a team of Study for Life e.V. will participate in the 3. Flensburg-liebt-dich Marathon! Your support will be highly appreciated.


01st June 2019

After three weeks of holidays our students went back to school on 27th May. All youths were provided with scholastic materials. On 19th May, a meeting with all students and their parents took place.


20th April 2019

We kindly invite everyone to join our charity concert on 12th May 2019 at 11am. The "Flensburger Sahneschnittchen" will play for us at the Music school in Flensburg.




24th March 2019

At today's meeting with sponsored students and their guardians, we were able to give out two more micro-credits. While the younger students practiced reading with our recently purchased story books, the older students took part in a session on drug abuse and peer pressure and discussed different exam strategies and revising techniques with Coach Derrick. Furthermore, we encourage students to engage in sports activities as part of a healthy and balanced life.


18th March 2019

We are happy to announce that we were able to give out the first micro-credits to the guardians of our sponsored students. The loans will be used to set up or boost family businesses in order to improve the families’ standard of living. Together with all guardians an individual business plan was worked out where running costs, strategies to attract customers, and potential risks were identified.


04th March 2019

Over the weekend, our sponsored students and their guardians came together for a family meeting. The students joined workshops about anger management, diversity as well as consent, and took part in a teambuilding game. The guardians discussed their business ideas for the micro-credit program and practiced record keeping.


14th February 2019

On sunday, we are presenting our work during the holy service at Christus-Kirche Mürwik, Fördestraße 4 in Flensburg. The service will start at 11.15 am, afterwards you will have the chance to purchase beautiful products of our craft project.


04th February 2019

Our students are back to school! All students were provided with scholastic materials according to their requirements over the weekend.


26th January 2019

As the long holidays are about to end,  we took the sponsored students for a trip to Itanda Falls, a group of waterfalls 45 minutes away from Jinja. The kids and youths observed a kajaking race and had fun in the water. 


24th January 2019

Our students are preparing for the new school year starting on 4th February. Today, all sponsored students received a new pair of shoes.


17th December 2018

Last week Zack Kasango, Director of Study for Life in Uganda, visited the Förderverein Study for Life e.V. in Germany. Together with Anna-Maria Koeppen-Tusiime, 2. Director of the Förderverein, he held two presentations at Goethe-Schule Flensburg and engaged in a conversation with confirmees of the church Auferstehungskirche Glücksburg. At a christmas meeting, the members of the Förderverein had the chance to meet Zack. Here we presented our successes in 2018, our plans for the coming year as well as a short movie about our work which Zack produced together with our students, their parents and staff of Study for Life.


04th December 2018

Over the weekend, the students and their guardians met to teach each other how to produce different crafts. Thanks to a donation we were able to provide all participants with new clothes.




18th November 2018

Yesterday we presented the work of Study for Life at the open day of the public music school in Flensburg. If you missed out, you have the chance to buy beautiful crafts produced by the guardians of our sponsored students and receive information on our activities in Uganda at the Christmas Bazaar of the church community St. Ansgar in Flensburg on 1st December.


02nd November 2018

On 17th November, we shall present our work and sell crafts produced by the guardians of our students at the open day of the public music school in Flensburg. Visit us from 10am to 4pm!


22nd October 2018

On Sunday the guardians of our sponsored students as well as some of the children and youth participated ina meeting of the craft project. The participants exchanged knowledge on how to produce different crafts and were equipped with material to produce crafts for income generation. The products will be sold in Germany at markets and bazaars, the profits will benefit the families as well as the different projects of Study for Life in Uganda.


24th September 2018

Last monday term 3 started and all our students are back in school! The last weekend of the holidays our staff members used to conduct school and family visits. We are proud that this year the first student of our program will take part in the O-Level examinations.


13th September 2018

At today's Activity day that was organized for our sponsored students and their parents, all participants learned about topics that are essential in their daily life. The students attended workshops on Road Safety and dental health, while their parents engaged in a discussion on parenting with a facilitator of our partner organisation APPNCAN. After having breakfast together, the students received their scholastic material for third term starting on monday (17th September).


01st September 2018

Second term ended on 25th August and our students are enjoying their holidays. Last term will start mid of September.


07th August 2018

On 4th August our work was presented at the catholic church St. Ansgar in Flensburg. The participants enjoyed watching fotos of our activities in Uganda and were able to ask questions. Thanks to everyone who participated!


08th July 2018

Yesterday some of our students participated in the Humanitarian run organized by the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) Jinja Branch. The students had a lot of fun and were proud to represent Study for Life at this special event. Our student Rahma won the 5km Junior category. Well done everyone!



12th June 2018

Our team in Germany had a busy weekend: Our work and the crafts produced by our students' guardians were presented at two fairs in Flensburg and Sörup, Germany. On Sunday, some members of the german Förderverein participated in the Flensburg Marathon. Thanks to everyone who supported us during the weekend!



28th May 2018

On monday, all students successfully started term 2. During the holidays, the students, their parents and the volunteers of Study for Life came together for an activity day, where the youths and children participated in various acitivities and were provided with scholastic materials. Last weekend, our team visited the families and the students' schools.



07th May 2018

Term 1 is over and the students have started their first holiday of the year today! During the holidays an activity day will take place where the sponsored students meet and learn together.

On 10th July Study for Life e.V. is participating in the Flensburg Marathon in the North of Germany. Who is ready to cheer for us?


27th March 2018

At this year's members meeting of the german partner organisation Study for Life e.V. the achievement of 2017 were presented as well as our future plans. The products of the craft project were presented and ideas for funding and the attraction of new members collected.


10th March 2018

Today another family meeting took place. All students and parents participated in a workshop about how we can protect the environment. While the older students and the guardians had a discussion about stereotypes, the younger students had fun with a quiz on body hygiene. After eating lunch together, the students created pictures with fabric while the parents took part in an assessment of our programs and presented the crafts they produced for the craft project.



17th February 2018

At today's parents meeting the guardians of the sponsored students received information on important factors of their businesses such as pricing and marketing. They were as well equipped with materials for producing african crafts like baskets, paperbeads and table mats which will be sold in Germany for income generation.

For one week the coaching program has been running. The students receive support for their weak subjects on a weekly basis now. We were as well able to extend the coaching sessions from English and Mathematics to all subjects.


06th February 2018

Last week has been a busy one. We met the students to give out scholastic materials (books, pens and pencils, mathematical sets, reams, etc.) and to buy a new pair of shoes for all of them. We spent two days visiting schools and families and paying for school fees, meals and new uniforms.




20th January 2018

Today we organized a family meeting with different workshops for the students and their guardians. The students assessed their challenges and achievements of 2017 and set goals for 2018. The guardians learnt about business skills and how to keep records.



14rd January 2018

Today we received great news: Two of our candidates reached 7 aggregates in their Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE)! One of them achieved the best marks in his school. We are proud and happy about their very good performance.

Furthermore a meeting with the members of Study for Life Uganda kicked off today. We collected a lot of ideas and started making plans for 2018. Thanks to everyone who attended!


03rd January 2018

Regular coaching sessions help our students prepare for the next year.










25th December 2017

This christmas was a great one! We spent the day together with our students. After having lunch together we went for swimming at a nearby hotel. Here the students enjoyed a cultural show and a local dance group, also Santa Claus didnt't miss the party. All students received a t-shirt with the logo of Study for Life.




13th December 2017

Yesterday we started our holiday coaching program with some mathematical puzzles, a discussion and a quiz on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Sponsored students from P5 attended the coaching session.

Our new flyers are finally ready. Contact us, in case you want to help us distribute them and make Study for Life known.


25th November 2017

We finally started our craft project. Guardians and students were taught how to cover bottle tops with fabric and how to produce nice table mats out of them. The first products are ready and waiting to be sold in Germany. The profit benefits the families as well as the projects of Study for Life in Uganda.


 8th October 2017

Today we organized another Activity Day for our students. After having breakfast together the older ones joined a session about stress management while the younger students learned how to keep their teeth strong and healthy. We also talked about efficient revising and and preparing for exams. Afterwards we created a memory game all together.