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  Buliisa Primary School - Uganda

Uganda is a country in East Africa. The land varies from semidesert in the north-east to the green and fertile shores of Lake Victoria, the Ruwenzori Mountains in the west and the beautiful, mountainous south-west.
Uganda lies on the Equator and so the country has a tropical climate. The average temperature is about 26°C during the day and about 16°C at night. It is hot and wet for much of the year. It is hottest in the North East and temperatures exceed 30C about 254 days per year.
Uganda has a population of 21.6 million. There are many different tribes. They have different languages, but all school lessons are in English. That means children probably speak one language at home and another during their school lessons. Do you think this would be difficult? 

Buliisa Primary School is in the Buliisa District of Uganda.

Buliisa is a rural district and is one of the new districts that were created in July 2006. It was carved out of Masindi District (Buliisa County) and is located roughly 100km from Masindi. It is a small district with about 70,000 inhabitants and just 31 schools. The school population numbers about 16,000 pupils. The large scale activity in Buliisa District is fishing and subsistence farming. They mainly speak the Lugungu, Luo and Runyoro langauges. The district headquarters are located in Buliisa Town. 

LCD (Link Community Development) is currently working with many primary schools in the Buliisa district, including Buliisa Primary School.

Linking with a school in Africa is an ideal way to meet the UK Government's objectives to ensure a wider understanding of development issues.
Having a link meets these requirements in a way that makes learning direct, meaningful and fun. It provides wide-ranging opportunities to:

  • Broaden pupils' awareness of the world
  • Exchange resources to enhance all curriculum areas
  • Challenge stereotypical beliefs and prejudices
  • Involve the whole community in a project
  • Stimulate ideas and discussions about global issues
  • Contribute to multicultural and equal opportunities poli

 

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