I have come from far but all this is because of God’s grace. In 2011, I was promoted to p.5, I joined Fr. Alex You Memorial Primary School.
When I was promoted to p.7, I joined boarding school but unfortunately, my parents would not afford so I was supported by caring teachers. I worked hard and in my PLE exams, I obtained a first grade with 9 aggregates.
In my year we were the pioneers and I was given a scholarship by Prof. Peter Kasenene who was our director by then. He sponsored me for study at the UCE level. He connected me to Principal Ndyagambaki Scholastica who sponsored me at the UACE level to go and study at Mpoma Girls in Kampala.
In my senior 4, I worked hard and obtained the first grade with 16 aggregates in the best 8 as follows: ENG C5, CRE D2, HIST D1, GEOG C3, FRE D2 MTCS D2, PHY C4, CHEMD1, COMM C3 and BIO D2.
In 2019, I sat for my UACE exams offering BCM/ICT and now I am in my vacation waiting for my results and am hoping for the best, I know with God everything is possible.
I am here to testify about all the good things I have got from Raymond Vocational Secondary School (RAVOSS), I joined this school in 2015 and I was in S.2. I chose tailoring as my vocational subject and did my Directorate of Industrial Training (DIT) in 2017 before my UNEB exams. The skills I got enabled me to help my mother during holidays and collect some money that helps me when I am going back to school.
The time I joined RVSS, my father had neglected us and all family responsibilities were left to my poor mother. She struggled very hard to sustain the family. In the struggle, she went and pleaded with Prof. Peter Kasenene the director of Raymond Vocational secondary school. He was also very kind to us and offered to sponsor me. I studied for free until I finished my S4 and managed to get 17 aggregates and was among the best students in the district.
So far, I am at a five-star high school Ntungamo offering PCM/ICT at an advanced level and still sponsored by Prof. Peter Kasenene. All in all, I am still following my dream. I want to become an engineer and I am working harder and harder to fulfil it. If it were not for Professor’s support, I wouldn’t believe in myself like I do now.
In conclusion, I am what I am just because I joined RVSS. I had lost all my hope and my dream was vanishing but I thank God because I can now see some light in my future.
I am Namata Shalijah (Pictured). The Secondary School Head Girl. I am in Senior Three class. I love Chemistry. I enjoy it and I perform it so well. My dream is to become a human doctor and save lives.
I really want to send my appreciation to members who helped to provide us with a strong solar system. Indeed you need to be thanked and my the Almighty God bless you.
Before you had provided the solar system, we had a hard time when reading of books was on probability because power used to go off and on. In addition to that computer studies were not going on smoothly because of the little power we had at that time.
But after your support, reading of books is done on a daily basis because power is no longer going off. Now we do our computer studies without any disturbance since we are able to get enough power to connect them. We also watch educational movies since we are able to connect our television set.
Life at our school is okay. We don’t have any problem concerning lights. I would like to conclude by thanking you and may God bless you.
Head Girl at RAVOSS
I am Niwamanya Junior Albert (pictured). I am in senior three class. My ambition is to become a medical doctor.
Thank you very much for giving us access to clean water. With clean water, it has helped us in various ways as I may mention some of them below.
That water has helped us to live in a better life standard as we are now free from diseases such as flue, bilharzia, typhoid, and others.
The water has also helped us to save time for revision as water is very near within the school compound and we can have enough time for revision. The water has also saved us from long distance for fetching water from outside the school as you may not know what will happen there. It has also removed us from stress as we would be at risk of drowning as we used to fetch water from a dam (open water source).
Thanks to our supporter.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the well-wisher who wholeheartedly financed the water and sanitation project at our School and even in the surrounding communities. The project has helped us in various ways as above and all in all, we have got enough time to read books and we hope to excel now that the water problem has been solved.
May the Lord God grant you all you need. Long live our supporter. Long live Raymond Vocational Secondary School. Long Live Alex You Memorial Limited.
Thank you very much
Niwamanya Junior Albert, Head Boy at RAVOSS.
My name is Agarukamu Phionah. I am 13 years old. I am in Primary Three at Fr. Alex You Memorial School. My ambition is to be a nurse so that I can treat the people in my community. I am a single orphan under sponsorship. The sponsorship has helped me to stay in school. I don’t have my father who would be paying for my school needs. My mother is a peasant. She cannot raise enough money to pay for quality education, food, and medical care. My family has eight people. We are four sisters, three brothers, and my mum. My mother had given up educating me until she learnt that there is a sponsorship program for needy children by Alex You Memorial Limited at Fr. Alex You Memorial School.
I thank Fr. Alex You Memorial School for sponsoring me, my sister and my two brothers. We would be out of school now.
I am excited. I passed in division one with ten aggregates at the National Primary Leaving Exams at Fr. Alex You Memorial School. I was very happy for my success and I thanked my teachers for the great help they gave me in primary education.
If Fr. Alex You Memorial School was not in my community, I wouldn’t be in school now. The sponsorship program has kept me in school for education because my guardian (grandmother) would not be able to afford the school fees and other basic needs for me to study.
I was told that my father died when I was just two months in my mother’s womb. And unfortunately, my mother also died when I was nine years old. Before my mother died, she had gotten married to another man with whom she produced a brother. This brother of mine is not in school because my step father took him to his home and he is a drunkard.
Since I am sponsored, I will make sure that I study very hard so that I can continue performing so well at every level of education up to the end of my studies in order to achieve my ambition of being a medical doctor. I would love to treat and help the needy children in our community and other parts of the world.
Thank you for sponsoring me.
My name is Nambusi Sharifah (pictured). I am seventeen years old and a Senior Four candidate 2018 at Raymond Vocational Secondary School. I have ten siblings and five of us are in School. I really feel very proud of my School for granting us opportunities like sponsorships in all ways. This helpful idea was brought to us by the Directors of our School so as to help each and every child in the community to have a quality education.
I would like to send a vote of thanks to the people responsible for our sponsorships because, I have gained a lot of deeds out of my sponsorship, which I would not have managed without the sponsorship, from both academics and vocational skills which are established at our School. The School helps the poor, orphans, girl children and other students to access quality education. Some of us we wouldn’t be in school because at home they tent to prioritize boys over girls to go to school.
I have had successful studies from my Senior One up to Senior Four this year, 2018. Sponsorship has helped me to excel in my studies without interruptions. The School has tried to make sure that they fulfill some of the children’s rights so as to have important people in the future. May Almighty God bless the School Directors, Administrators, and the well-wishers of the school.
I love Biology, and I would like to be a professional doctor after.