In February of this year, the Jolly Progressive Secondary School began with 18 students. There are four full time teachers and three part-time teachers with a head teacher. We were able to take some teen study Bibles with us to Uganda, and through a donation while we were in Uganda, we able to shop with the teachers for the new text books and resources.
For over four years now, children have been growing up and finishing P7. Then they would have to leave their community to walk further to other secondary schools. The teenage years are hard because they become more vulnerable to quitting school. The teenage pregnancy rate is quite high so keeping the students in their community with the people that they know became a priority. We are so happy that three of the students who finished P7 have now been enrolled in the local vocational school to learn a trade.