On the 10th August 2018 the Good Shepherd School Katwadde in the Masake District of Uganda are holding a Primary Futures event. The school is located in a particularly deprived rural area, a five-hour drive from the capital Kampala. John Ssentamu the Head Teacher contacted Education and Employers a couple of years ago having seen a clip about Primary Futures and the impact it was having on children, esp from disadvantaged backgrounds.
This will be the first Primary Futures event in Uganda and discussion are underway with a number of other schools, including those supported by Redearth Education Charity to roll out the programme across the country. The high profile event at the Good Shepherd School will bring together leaders from education, business, government and the third sector and a range of volunteers from the world of work including a Fashion Designer, Banker, Project manager, Plumber, Hairdresser and a Lawyer. The focus will be on motivating and broadening the children’s horizons and giving them hope that they can succeed.
A number of Ugandan primary schools took part in the Drawing the Future survey – see page 58 to see what careers they aspire to.
In the short clips below John Ssentamu outlines the importance of this launch: