The Value Of Education.

A School is part of a community and the community is part of a school.

The value of education can be expressed in many ways. It is said “Education pays because you will be poorer without it”. A good education really means a good start in life. Education is the foundation on which you build a life which is not only richer in money (because the educated person is normally better paid than the person who is less educated) but also richer in quality.

A life of quality is found by people, old and young, men and women, who have wide interests, and who are strongly aware of culture and people, particularly people. Education brings awareness.

Education gives you skills. There are basic which you see at work and which you get at school: reading, writing and arithmetic (known as the 3R’s), plus memory and reasoning skills.

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Education with good guidance will provide the student with social awareness and social skills such as the ability to get on with others, the ability to communicate well, and make decisions, to choose a career and to get on successfully in the first job.

Education in a good school, with a principal who is a leader and has an enthusiastic team of teachers, also provides the students with maturity at an early age and with confidence and competence to meet the outside world. Education therefore provides readiness for future responsible citizenship.

And also, although it is the role of the home to provide the first instruction in and knowledge of the first particular culture, values and religion, it is the task of the school to reinforce these values. However, the student must make his personal choice regarding these matters, and decide what place certain values, cultural influences and religion should have in his personal life.

Education does not stop at the end of a school career. Education after school provides, for those who want to get ahead, added opportunities to reach their goals. One of the very important tasks of skills development centers is to give information about education after school and to help students choose courses which are within their abilities. There are a wide range of courses from secondary technical education to university degrees.

There is a close relationship between education on the one end and social or economic opportunities on the other. Education supplies the need for professional and technically trained manpower in our progressive community.

One of the major functions of the Skills Development Center is to awaken in the student’s educational awareness, an attitude that education is important and that it is worth making a major effort to succeed in school. Educational awareness is the basis for students’ motivation. A student who can’t see the purpose of his studies will not study. Fortunately, many young people  are fully aware that the road to opportunity is through  a good education.

But students’ motivation is caused not only by the acceptance of education as a great goal; it is also caused by the way that education is received. How is the subject taught? How can the teacher encourage and stimulate her students? Why some teachers got classes full hardworking students and first class results every year in public examinations while other teachers have classes full of angry, frustrated or dull students? What does it take to be a good teacher?

We shall see all the answers in our next content.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Being An Orphan.

 

A true story of an orphan From Nakaseke Children’s Home.

Zainab Nanteza 16 years

Zainab Nanteza 16 years

My name is Nanteza Zainab from Nakaseke Children’s Home. I am a 16 year old Ugandan girl. I was born on 24th April 2000. I grew up with my mother until I was 9 years old in the village of Kiwenda, Zirobwe road 20 kilometers from Kampala City.

During that period, I asked my mother o take me to my father because they lived separately since my childhood. She eventually took me to my dad and he took me to Real Light Day and Boarding Primary School in primary four in 2014. While at school, my mother passed away. She died of AIDS. I was left with my father.

My father was not financially well and I was given a bursary in that school by the Director of the same school. I completed my Primary level in 2013 and I got a second grade in the following areas:

Mathematics 4
Social Studies 5
Science 4
English 3
Total Aggregates 16

 

From there I joined Blessed Hope Secondary School in 2014. My father was so happy with me because I was clever and showed me  parental love since I was the only child he had in his life. As you know some people are sometimes not happy when someone is in peace.

I was still in my second term in senior one 2014, my aunt separated with her husband and came to live with my father. She came with her four children and because she was jobless, she wanted my father to take care of her children even at school. My father took all the responsibilities of her husband.

My father was not financially healthy but we lived happily with him before my aunt came. My aunt did what was possible and impossible to limit my father from showing me parental love. In that my father could stop his care of me and take the responsibility of those children. To pay for the school fees, and look after them in every situation.

Life became hard and harder for me because that is the time when I lost my parental love from the only parent I had left with. My aunt tried hard to convince my father to stop paying school fees for me. The reason was that she thought I was going to waste the money my father would spend on her children. And that I was going to get pregnant very soon and drop out of school.

In our Muslim faith, a girl child is considered less than a boy child. She wanted  me to get a man and get married before even reaching my maturity. “Don’t waste money and time on that girl. She is going to disappoint us and produce and get married. After all her mother died”. She used to tell my father.

My aunt used my father’s weakness to stand a chance of ignoring me. She started telling me a woman’s responsibilities in marriage life even at 14 years. I started crying for my beloved mother because by then I was left alone. She spoke abusive words plus cursing me saying “Heeeey…!!! you will be like that ever because you don’t want to listen to my words. You are girl..go and marry and make a family so we can get dowry from you like others”. In too much pain, I finished form one.

I I left school and home after my last examination paper so I could leave them in peace with my father and went to live with my grandma in Wobulenzi  16 kilometers from my father’s home. She was also a jobless house wife who could not afford to pay for my school fees the following year. Although she loved me, I saw no future in living with her.

I tried to go and look for work as a baby sitter or a shop attendant but life was so hard for me because they could not pay well and I was being tortured continuously. While still at work, my grandma fetched me from work that my father had passed away!! That was March 2016.

I then heard of Nakaseke Children’s Home that they help orphans and children without enough care when I had come back for burial of my father. It was July 2016 when I went there. The Director asked me what I loved most between going back to school and joining a vocational school. I told him I loved to go back to school but it was in the middle of the year. I could not join senior two since I had to start from the first term.

I have sat home for almost two years . Had  I been schooling I would be sitting for my O level examinations in 2017.

From my childhood, I had a dream of becoming a surgeon. If I get a chance of going back to school, I would like to show and discover my ability of being a surgeon.

Right now am at Nakaseke Children’s Home training as a Hair Dresser, a course I am pursuing until I start my school early 2017 for my senior two class.

 

ZSecond from left is Zainab Nanteza in Nakaseke Chidren's Home School of Hair Dressing.Zainab Nanteza (Second from left) attending a Hair dressing class at Nakaseke Children’s Home