New SSVC Vocational Workshop Unveiled At MMD Finals
The finals day for Suubi's annual Music, Dance & Drama Festival was the perfect occasion to unveil the recently completed vocational workshop and tools that had arrived from TWAM. The Suubi Secondary & Vocational College site was packed with more than 1600 people who came to along to enjoy the wonderful entertainment and to be able to check out all the brand new facilities.
The new vocational workshop/kitchen and all the vocational tools inside were an impressive sight for the community to see.
It is amazing to think how far we have come in such a short time. A huge thank you to everyone who has been part of making all of this possible. Well done everyone!
Check out the short video below of the MDD finals day and you can also see lots more colourful photos and results of the MDD finals on the Suubi Events blog. For all the information and photos of the completion of the new vocational workshop and kitchen head to the SSVC blog. Enjoy!
How wonderful to see so many people enjoying this much loved annual Suubi event.
The finals of Suubi's annual Music, Dance & Drama Festival was the perfect occasion to launch the recently completed vocational workshop/kitchen and the huge variety of tools inside. To see lots of colourful photos and results of the mdd finals head to the Suubi Events blog and to checkout more about the completed workshop go to the SSVC blog.
The 2015 HUG Annual General Meeting was held on November 4th where the annual report, including financial statements, was presented. This gave everyone an insight in to all the wonderful achievements in Uganda over the past 12 months, including the huge success of the first year of students attending Suubi Secondary & Vocational College.
A huge thank you goes to one of our inaugural board members, Shirlie Baum, who stepped down due to family commitments. We are certainly going to miss Shirley's enthusiasm and drive but she assures us she intends to continue to spread the HUGging! We welcome two new board members in Nathan and Gayle Angalino and the return of Brenton Brown, after having spent 5 years overseas. They are sure to add great value to the mix of extraordinary people who voluntarily dedicate their time and energy to the HUG board. Webale nnyo, nnyo, nnyo buli omu.
Two preliminary rounds for Suubi's annual Music, Dance and Drama Festival has seen 15 primary schools compete across two consecutive days. Each competing school performed a composed song, a skit, creative and traditional dances to reflect this years theme of "An educated community is a transformed community.” This theme also presented the opportunity for Suubi Clinic staff to educated the community about the importance of family planning and cancer screening. Check out lots of photos and results from the MDD rounds and learn more about the family planning and cancer screening outreach that was held at Suubi Clinic during the same timehere.
It is true that success breeds success and it is exciting to see Suubi Centre director, Ssemwogerere David, now receiving regular request for Suubi to collaborate with other like minded organisations. Discussions with Aspire to Inspire and St Jude Rural Training Centre are currently underway to see the best way we can learn from each other. Read more.........
There was much excitement at Suubi today as everyone awoke to find that the vocational tools, that have slowly been making their way from the UK on a shipping container, had made the last leg of the journey from Kampala overnight. Check out the SSVC blog to read more and see photos.
The Students from Suubi Secondary & Vocational College are proving to be an inspiration on both sides of the world as our innovative home-based chicken project is helping them to pay their own school fees. They recently appeared in the Herald Sun in Australia and also featured in Uganda's national newspaper, The Daily Monitor. Check out the Herald Sun article and the students being interviewed by the Daily Monitor on the SSVC Blog and read the Monitor article on the link above.
The Suubi ladies and students at Suubi Secondary & Vocational College are both making great progress with their knitting and craft making respectively. The current group of volunteers, from Spain, have had a fabulous time helping out and expanding their skills. Check out the photos and information about the beautiful hand made baby clothes and bracelets now being produced and sold by the ladies and students.
Three brand new groups of volunteers/visitors arrived at Suubi recently from Australia and Barcelona. Past volunteers were joined by first time visitors to Uganda when they stopped over at the Elite Backpacker Hostel on their way to Lubanda. Suubi Centre director, David Ssemwogerere and his partner, Hellen Mbabazi, have recently establish this business, in Masaka Town; aiming to provide a homestyle hostel, for budget conscious volunteers and international travellers. Learn a little about our latest groups of volunteers and check out photos of them relaxing at EBH after their long journey, on our Suubi Update Blog.
SSVC students, staff and director set off on an exciting agricultural study tour today. With their home based chicken projects in mind they visited the St Jude Family Rural Training Centre. They certainly got lots of great ideas for their chicken but also learnt many other valuable skills in integrated farming techniques that incorporate a variety of livestock and crops. Check out lots of information and photos from this fabulous excursion on the SSVC blog.
The 5th annual Suubi Butonde Bwansi Sports Tournament, which has been running over the last 2 months, recently concluded with our biggest finals day ever. The 2015 finals saw over 5,000 people turned up to this much anticipated day that brings such joy and excitement to everyone in the villages surrounding Suubi Centre. Check out lots of fabulous photos and the results of the tournament.