Updated: Dec 3, 2018
In 2014 I visited Ngome Vocational Secondary school. The purpose was that young people, who were unable to attend secondary school because they didn't pass their P7 exams (last year of primary school), could continue studying as well as learning a skill to support themselves and their families. The hope was that they would be able to establish themselves in their home area and not leave to go to Kampala where the expectation of better work opportunities seem to present themselves. These young people would hopefully become part of the Joseph Generation: young people of integrity who would be leaders in their communities. In S2 there was one brave young lady studying alone.
A return visit in 2015 reveals an expanded school. The school now has S3 with not only the lone young lady from S2 but a whole class encouraged by her perseverance. Benjamin rewarded her financially- money which would help her continue her education.
Age is no barrier either and a 23 year old had gone back to school to finish his studies, joining the class.
Oh, and I got a gift of a chicken! Dinner!