Artist, Ali Dachis, and students painting a world map mural.
Today we stop in Namutumba, home of the Tikkun Olam Primary School and school farm. This is a Jewish school that serves Jewish, Muslim and Christian students in peace and harmony. There are 450 students, ranked 3rd in the district.
Students above helping harvest the ground nuts.
Global Village Connect has initiated a 5-acre farm that provides lunch for the students. They are growing beans, maize, eggplant, tomatoes, and potatoes for the daily lunches, as well as growing a surplus of onions and ground nuts to sell. The funds generated by the surplus are used to maintain the farm to make the operation self-sustaining. We also funded and built a school kitchen.
Students being served food at the lunch window of the new kitchen.
Before you exercise today, see if you can shake your hips along with the Tikkun Olam students. Warning: this is exhausting! It looks easy, but shaking your hips like this is no easy task. If you can keep up with these kids, add a mile to your trek today!
Rehearsing for a performance.