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Faces of IC Update: Roseline
Name: Adyero Roseline
School and grade level: St. Mary’s College Lacor, S2
Roseline, the bright, young girl we all remember from IC’s blue bracelet video, stopped by the office this week to pick up items from her mentor, Grace. As a beneficiary in our scholarship program and someone involved with a piece of IC media, Roseline is able to pick up necessities—soap, toothpaste, toilet paper, rice—from our Gulu office before the start of a school semester.
Now 17-years-old and a mature, young woman, Roseline is getting ready to start S2 this week at St. Mary’s College Lacor. She is extremely excited because this year will bring her one step closer to achieving her dream of attending university. Roseline explained that she would like to major in Science and become a doctor so she can “help people suffering from illnesses.” She smiles when she thinks about attending school in Kampala, about traveling. One day Roseline wants to travel around Uganda to treat sick and disabled people. Social and supportive, Roseline frequently finds herself giving advice to her friends when they are struggling with one problem or another. In her free time, she enjoys reading, and Oliver Twist is one of her favorite novels.
Her message to her friends back in America?
“Always continue your studies and never give up. Your education can take you very far.”
Top: Roseline Bottom: The supplies Roseline picked up at our office today
S4S Update: The Books are Here!
Workers unload boxes of books destined for the libraries of our 11 Ugandan partner schools
In December 2009, Books for Africa generously donated more than 24,000 titles from books collected throughout the United States. The books were shipped overseas and upon their arrival, the Invisible Children staff quickly began sorting through them and preparing them for distribution.
Today, we are excited to announce that all of our 11 partner schools will receive non-core curriculum books that will be used to furnish their once bare libraries. As of now, the majority of school libraries do not provide students with the resources needed to continue reading outside of the classroom. This is the first major push from Schools For Schools (S4S) to encourage children to embrace reading culture.
Invisible Children’s S4S program has also purchased over $21,000 US worth of Physics and Chemistry books for all of our partner schools. We have a target goal to provide one textbook for every three students for all seven core subjects (ranging from Mathematics to Literature). With the purchase of the Chemistry and Physics textbooks, we met two out of our seven exit targets to provide students with adequate textbooks. These books are part of the Ugandan education curriculum and will be used by all students in our partner schools.
Although today is a large milestone for our students and our overall reading initiative, the push for literacy and textbook coverage is far from over. We still need more than $115,000 US to cover the cost of textbooks for the remaining five subjects. Every dollar spent on our textbook initiative helps give our students access to a world many of them have never previously known, a world inhabited by the likes of Shakespeare, Dante, Neruda, and Einstein.
If you would like more information on how to donate or would like to learn about our 11 Ugandan partner schools in-country, visit the S4S page at http://s4s.invisiblechildren.com