As with all schools in Uganda, our two schools closed early in Covid-19 - now we’ve heard that just the two candidate classes (Primary 7 and Secondary 4) will be allowed to re-open on Oct 15. We have purchased temperature guns, we are fitting foot-operated wash stations, we’ve made face masks… and our staff are ready. We’re not sure yet when the rest of our classes can return.
These girls from our Gill Sherlock Secondary School picked up their new green and orange uniforms from our tailors at the start of the year, but had only weeks to use them before schools were ordered to close in the general Coronavirus lockdown. Now they are keen to get back to their education.
While many children from poorer families use their school uniforms as casual clothes at home, we have noticed that most of our secondary pupils have carefully preserved their uniforms for when school resumes.