RUBUYE PRESCHOOL NEWS REPORT 2017

 
RUBUYE PRESCHOOL

Started with parents. And the parents committee is put in place to monitor the running of the school.

The school has 80 Children attending the Preschool from 43 last year

•   The Preschool is not sponsored but the TSA support in small things like when the donations come. We buy them materials, such as learning materials tables and chairs for both children and the teachers.

The school is really struggling on their own to pay the two teachers, but its not easy.

•   Sometimes the teachers do not get all their salaries.

From the donations sent to us

•   Rubuye Preschool is able to take porridge at school and sit on good nice chairs and tables.

The Children are too many and the government has given warning not to learn from the TSA hall but to have their own classrooms where the children and the teachers can enjoy while learning
Challenges faced in Rubuye Preschool : Not sponsored, No Classrooms, Teachers sometimes not paid because the parents cannot afford, No Porridge,
 
 
 

RUBUYE PRESCHOOL NEWS

 

In 2012, after seeing that there was a challenge of children who were in the community, without any proper care the Salvation Army, Rubuye outpost encouraged the parents to start a preschool using the hall of the Salvation Army. It started with 100 children. It has now 1 teacher. This school is self supporting; there is no other source of income apart from school fees which is very low. This money is used to pay the teacher. They don’t have classrooms, playground, they don’t have feeding programme and some children just come from home without taking anything because of poverty
Rubuye preschool is in the southern Part of Rwanda in Kamonyi District.  The area did not have  a preschools around since the children were walking long distance to school and very early which is not safe to them. The parents committee is put in place to for see the development of the school and to make sure that the parents are paying school fees for their children so that the teachers can get their salaries.
Rubuye preschool is not sponsored by the salvation Army, but it assists them to get learning materials and other things things like desks and chairs as we did this year from the donations sent to us from AUs territory. we also provided them porridge for one term
the school has 80 Children attending the preschool from 43 children last year. You see the number is really growing tremendously. The school is really struggling on their own to pay the teachers, but it's not easy to them. sometimes the teachers do not get all their salaries but they never stop working. They are committed.
The school is facing challenges of classrooms and the government has given them warning not to use the hall as classroom but have separate place for the children.
 
 
 
 
 

RUBUYE PRESCHOOL VISITS

 
 

The child without uniform is total orphan no one to take care of him. He depends on the preschool where he gets happiness.
It was wonderful visiting Rubuye Preschool that is none sponsored but only supported by the parents.  03.09.2016 was a good day for me and the Education coordinator plus the section officer to visit Rubuye in order to see what is going on there. But our main aim was to take them Preschool materials e.g. books, pencils, pens and so many other things. It has 44 children attending the Preschool with two teachers. The parents are really struggling to pay the teachers and they pray that one day they will get someone to lean on. We had wonderful time with the children as shown below. There are so many challenges they are facing. Like paying the teachers, no classrooms and the government have warned them not to start the year in the hall. We are praying that they get help from well wishes, The school has nice children and competent teachers
 

SHOES DISTRIBUTIONS AND MATERIALS


The shoes were supported from the Waverly temple and we are very grateful since the children and their parents are happy for the Salvation army. And they say thank you and god bless them. even the Learning materials we are grateful
 
 
 

SHOES DISTRIBUTION AMD PRESCHOOLS MATERIALS AUGUST 2016

VISITS TO 9 PRESCHOOLS:

I have the pleasure to visits 9 Preschools in our Command. These are Rubirizi Preschool sponsored by Sweden/Latvia territory, Rutobwe Preschool Sponsored by AUS territory, Catherine Booth kayenzi sponsored by AUS territory, Nyagatare, Gituro Preschool sponsored by AUS territory, Rwimiyaga Preschool sponsored by Netherlands territory. The five Sponsored preschools. I also visited the none- sponsored preschools. These are; Bitare Preschool, Rubuye Preschool, Rukeri Preschool and Runda Preschool which is sponsored by small donations.

RWIMIYAGA AND NYAGATARE GITURO PRESCHOOLS.

The Visits started on 01.09.2016 from chq going to Nyagatare and Rwimiyaga preschools. The journey started at 6.30 a.m and arrived first at Rwimiyaga at 09.00 a.m and we found children waiting for us together with their teachers. And later the section officer and the corps leader came in. I had to speak to the children and the teachers concerning the preschools. When I asked if the children were taking Porridge, the teachers answered me no for two weeks. The corps leader closed the porridge flour in the office and he was not giving out the key because of his personal issues with the section officer.

I had to solve the problem before handing over the School materials which were books, pencils, pens,markers,erasers,plastic cups 48,plastic basin1,jugs 2, drawing books, black board erasers, A4 papers 1 ream,  2 boxes chalks, and other small things. And all this came from the donations sent for gifts.

The place is very dry, for almost one year without rain, no food water and people are running away to look for green pastures. The children are only depending on the porridge given to them for their going. Animals are dying because of lack of water and grass.  And even life has really changed for everybody. The school has 58 Children with 2 teachers and 1 cook/cleaner and it’s doing well. On behalf of the children they appreciate so much for th

                     

NYAGATARE <GITURO PRESCOOL. 

I arrived there at 10.30 a.m and I got the children learning English. It was wonderful to hear them read the words like jug cup. The section officer was able to introduce me to the children and the teachers and later I had time to speak to the children telling them the purpose of my visit. The Children were very happy to hear that I had brought them materials for learning because some had no book to write and even pens.

The place is the same as that of rwimiyaga, very dry and people are really running from the place to look for food and water for their families. They get water from very far and one Jeri can is 400 rwf. Which is too expensive? Even the section officer has to hire somebody to bring them water because the tank they have has no water and it needs repair before the rain starts.. So life in Nyagatare is very hard.

I had time to hand over the preschool materials to the section officer who is the school administrator. I gave out; exercise books, Drawing books 3 dozens, Pencils 50, pens 10 erasers 6,2 sauce pans,2 basins, 48 plastic cups, 2 jugs,1 football ball, chalks 2 boxes, blackboard dusters, manila papers, Note books for teachers, red pens. The Children are happy playing with the ball, though the son is too hot as seen. Thanks to all our donors for the donations for gifts. They need to have classrooms.

 

RUBIRIZI PRESCOOL:

The journey started from Chq at 7.00 am on 04.09.2016 accompanied by Section Officer Captain Obed who is the school administrator. Candidate secretary/education Coordinator captain Damascene. And the journey was okay and we arrived at 9.30.a.m.and we got the children and the teachers waiting for us by singing and dancing. Rubirizi preschool is situatedose sponsoring them and making sure they are learning as other preschool.

 

                     

NYAGATARE <GITURO PRESCOOL. 

I arrived there at 10.30 a.m and I got the children learning English. It was wonderful to hear them read the words like jug cup. The section officer was able to introduce me to the children and the teachers and later I had time to speak to the children telling them the purpose of my visit. The Children were very happy to hear that I had brought them materials for learning because some had no book to write and even pens.

The place is the same as that of rwimiyaga, very dry and people are really running from the place to look for food and water for their families. They get water from very far and one Jeri can is 400 rwf. Which is too expensive? Even the section officer has to hire somebody to bring them water because the tank they have has no water and it needs repair before the rain starts.. So life in Nyagatare is very hard.

I had time to hand over the preschool materials to the section officer who is the school administrator. I gave out; exercise books, Drawing books 3 dozens, Pencils 50, pens 10 erasers 6,2 sauce pans,2 basins, 48 plastic cups, 2 jugs,1 football ball, chalks 2 boxes, blackboard dusters, manila papers, Note books for teachers, red pens. The Children are happy playing with the ball, though the son is too hot as seen. Thanks to all our donors for the donations for gifts. They need to have classrooms.

 

RUBIRIZI PRESCOOL:

The journey started from Chq at 7.00 am on 04.09.2016 accompanied by Section Officer Captain Obed who is the school administrator. Candidate secretary/education Coordinator captain Damascene. And the journey was okay and we arrived at 9.30.a.m.and we got the children and the teachers waiting for us by singing and dancing. Rubirizi preschool is situated


PRESCHOOL ONE DAY WORKSHOP

 
These took place on 25th of January 2016 at Chq with the teachers, Administrators of the preschools. The Workshop started with the words of encouragement from the Officer Commanding Lt Col Seth Appeateng . The Topics covered that day were: [1].  Administration/Management, taught by the officer Commanding,
                                                 [2.]. Self - Support taught y the Finance secretary Cpt. Leonard Nyongesa.
Later at 10.30 a.m. we shared tea together as fellowship. at around 11.15. we entered the second session. Lesson
                                                [3] The relationship between Administrators  and the teachers taught by the general Secretary Major Dieudonne Louzolo.
                                                [4]. Projects by Mr. Francois
                                                [5]. Time and lateness to duty by Capt. Jean damascene[CYO]. And lastly,
 
                                                 [6]. Sponsorship Money  and materials by sponsorship secretary Capt. Violet Nyongesa. The workshop was successful and everybody was happy and satisfied with all the lessons learnt. We also had fellowship in sharing food together.  And it ended up at around 4 p.m.
 

PRESCOOL REPORTING TERM 3 17.11.2015

 

17.11.2015

 

PRESCHOOL REPORTING.

 

Term 3 started on 17th August and ended on 6th Nov 2015, and it was time for the Section officers to come for preschool reporting term3. The time available was according to the school year plan.  On 17.11.2015, Section officers, and Lt from Rutobwe and Runda arrived at the CHQ ready for preschool reporting. We shared 10 o’clock tea, before starting the reporting and this was the best reporting since all the school Administrators were present from all our six sponsored preschools. These are: Rubirizi sponsored by Sweden/Latvia territory, Catherine Booth, sponsored by AUS territory,Gituro,Nyagatare sponsored by AUS,John Gowans sponsored by Netherlands territory,Rutobwe Preschool, sponsored by AUS territory, and Rondo the latest sponsored by AUS. We shared our tea with our General Secretary Major Dieudonne Louzolo and CSWM. Major Edith Louzolo together with our workers.

                     

The reporting started at 10.30, with encouraging words from our General Secretary. The word came from Hebrews 13:17 saying obey your leaders and follow their orders. It was very touching indeed and there after he prayed together with us before we can start. The reporting was done by Sponsorship Secretary Captain Violet Nyongesa, Finance Secretary Captain Leonard Nyongesa and Education secretary Captain Dancille Mukafuraha. We were checking the Bank statements, Bank Slips, receipts, Statistics, Narrative report, Challenges, Finance book, attendance book, Class diary.

 

RUBIRIZI PRESCHOOL.

Rubirizi preschool is in the Kayonza district. It has 2 teachers and one cook who is also dealing with the collection of school fees and writing the receipts book. 53 Children are attending the preschool. But 7 of them are sick.

46 Children have paid school fees, 46,000 per term but 7 have not paid.

 

Receipt book: well written and it is neat.

Bank slips:  Well organized and was presented well.

Bank statements:  Not given since the signatories were changed. Only leadership is given since they are the signatories.

Finance book: The book is neat and well balanced. Children are paying well the school fees. Money pad term 3 is 234,300 Rfw.

Budget:  No budget was presented for 2016. It will be decided later.

Narrative report:  It was presented well and well written indicating what is taught in preschool and the activities done. The children are taught Pre Maths, Pre English, and Kinyarwanda. Activities: Games $sports, building a tower, and hide game.

Statistics: Sept, 904, Aug 264, Oct 801. Then Boys: 23 and Girls: 30.

Expenses:  Rubirizi were given 341,000Rwf, for the term 3 budget and it was all used attach the receipts well.

Class diary:  It is written well and is very neat. The teachers know what they are doing.

School curriculum is used, morning devotion is done and staff meeting is held every Friday.

Lesson preparation book: was seen and the lessons are prepared well.

Attendance book:  It is Okay. The attendance term 3 is 172

  

Challenges: Increment of teachers’ salaries.

  • They want to know the Social security number.
  • Lack of classrooms.
  • School Play ground
  • Some children are not paying school fees.
  • No proper school shoes.

Achievements: Children are clean and smart.

Ø  They are taught well and wish to have their own primary school.

Ø  The school management is doing well.

Ø  Section Officer captain Obed is doing well making follow ups  frequently

Ø  The amount of money they have in the bank to date is 1,037,000 Rwf.

 

RUTOBWE PRESCHOOL.

Led by Lt Jean Bosco.  It has 50 children attending preschool with one teacher and one cook. Receipt Book: No receipt book used term 3 because of thechildren not payingwell. The term 2 receipt book got finished, and therefor they have to request it for next year.

 

Bank slips: Bank slips were submitted and they were ok and the money deposited term 3 is 62,000 Rfw.

Bank Statements: Not submitted since Lt Bosco is not a signatory. 30,000 are reflected on the bank statement but 32,000 is not reflected because it was banked later. It will be reflected to the next bank statements.

Finance Book:  The book was presented during the reporting but it was not easy to audit since there was no receipt book. Children who have paid school fees term 3:

  • 27 Children paid 2,000[54,000]
  • 8 Children paid 1,000[8,000]
  • 15 Children have not paid.
  • TOTAL: 62,000Rwf.

 

Way forward for those who have not paid: The Lt called the parents and they discussed together the problem and they promised to pay. The Children cannot go to primary without report card.

Deposits to Bank: First term: 90, 000, Second term: 76,000 and third term: 62,000=228,000Rwf.

 

Narrative report:  well written indicating the subjects taught and the activities done in preschool.

Interested Stories: Received donations for levelising the ground. Has one classroom with two doors one for the handicapped.

 

Challenges:  Need of another teacher to assist teacher Nadine who is struggling with 50 children with various ages.

  • Sports materials needed

 

  • Swings and playground [This will attract a lot of children to      school]

 

Problems Facing Rutobwe Preschool.  Paying school fees is a problem, so the Lt has decided that the parents will be paying in two terms and third term is only learning.

 

Achievements:

They now have a classroom

v  The account is trying to be ok though there is little problem in the account. The corps officer will bring the letter indicating the problem.

v  The teacher is trying so hard to improve the standard of the school.

v  Tailoring Class has started in Rutobwe and it is doing well.

Statistics.

      Boys: 30

      Girls: 20

      Teacher: 1

      Cleaner: 1

 

Expenses and Receipts attached. Was well used because the money they were given for term 3 budget was 267,000 and was all used well and the receipts attached well.

Class Diary. Not brought but they have it.

 

Attendance Book. Well written and well kept.

NB: Rutobwe preschool is doing well despite of the teacher handling the 50 children alone. The school Administrator is doing fine. They really need a teacher by next year to take over one classroom.     

 

Violet Nyongesa Captain            Dancille Mukafuraha Captain

Sponsorship secretary                 Education Secretary.

                                   


MONITORING VISIT TERM 3 JOHN GOWANS RWIMIYAGA 04.11.2015

 
It was time for Sponsorship Secretary Captain Violet Nyongesa to visit John Gowans Preschool for term 3 monitoring visit to see the development of the school and the problems facing the preschool. On 04.11.2015,Sponsorship secretary, Education Secretary Captain Dancille Mukafuraha and Strategic planning coordinator Captain Emmanuel Ndagajimana had a privilege to visit John Gowans preschool that is sponsored by Netherlands territory.
We started our journey from Chq at 6.30a.m and arrived there at 10.00 a.m. We got teachers children and the Administrator of the school waiting for us and they welcomed us well. We had time to talk to the children and the teachers and later we remained with teachers only .We  discussed the problems facing the school at large and why the children are moving from our school. The main answer was there are no classrooms and the Salvation Army multipurpose hall they were using as classroom was destroyed by heavy wind due to heavy raining that is raining.
This is the view of John Gowans  preschool and this is the multipurpose hall that the roof was carried away by the wind.

RUBIRIZI PRESCHOOL

Rubirizi Preschool is situated in the outskirt of Rwanda, Kayonza district. The preschool is in the interior part and was started by the parents who are very poor and could not afford to pay the school fees to other expensive schools. The Preschool started in a very small building with 100 children and teaching was a problem. Later th moved into the salvation Army hall where they use it as classroom. The Children are too many and they cannot fit into one room 63 children being taught in one room is a problem.
Rubirizi Preschool is in need of Classrooms and Playing Equipments for the children the school is just near the road and Motor bicycles are too many. They have no proper shoes for coming to school. These children really needs help.
 
 
 
 
 

SPONSORSHIP SECRETARY APPRECIATION.

 
Thank you for your support you are giving to the Children of Rwanda Preschools! I am so glad that the children can now smile and know that there s someone some where who cares for them. At least they can live like other children. I also take this time to thank all those sponsoring  Hirwa Joy sibongaya a child who was left by her mother when she needed her more. Now Joy can smile and learn because she has now joined pre unit school.
Sponsorship Secretary's remarks to all our Sponsors. Thank you so much for the work you are doing for the Preschools in Rwanda and Burundi, though we don't have any Salvation Army school in Burundi and I see there is a need to have one  there. I have been away for a month due to the Operation I under went but now am back in the office  thank God, though recovering slowly. Thank you and Thank you and may God continue blessing you and the work of your hands.

PRESCHOOL 2ND TERM REPORTING ON 11.08.2015

 
The 2nd term started on 20th April and ended on 31st July 2015.and it was time for Section Officers to come for Preschool reporting. The time available was according to the school year plan. On 11.08.2015 at 10. a.m. we met with the Section Officers from Rubirizi Preschool, Captain Obed,Captain Damascene from Catherine Booth Preschool and two Corps officers from Runda Preschool Lieutenant Baptiste Sibongaya and Lt Bosco from Rutobwe Preschool. The Section Officer for Nyagatare did not come for reporting but brought the books later.
The Reporting started well, and we Sponsorship Secretary Captain Violet Nyongesa,Education Secretary Captain Dancille Mukafuraha and Finance secretary Captain Leonard Noyngesa, we were checking the Narrative report, Bank slips and bank statements, receipts, Finance Journal book, Budgets,Statistics.  The Parents of the Preschools are really trying to pay the school fees for their Children as the teachers struggle to teach them. The administrators are trying to manage the Money given to them by showing all the receipts indicating how the money is spent.
The main Challenges in our Preschools are Classrooms.They all use the salvation army hall as Classrooms, and some lack enough teachers .Like Rutobwe Preschool has 54 Children taught in one room one teacher. But we thank one of the donor who donated a donation to build classroom for them and it is now complete but still needs another one. Some have no Play Equipment and materials. We thank all our Donors for the support given to our preschools and Pray that God will continue blessing you and the work of your hands.
After, reporting we had a meal together before leaving to their respective places. Thank you all for the good work you are doing.

Thank you letter."

Thank you for all the sponsors who are sponsoring Preschools in Rwanda and Burundi Command Thank you for your support! I am glad this blog can encourage you and give you the opportunity to share the blessings of being a sponsor. You make a great impact on the lives of this children it is so amazing to see them smile and realize that there is someone to lean on.Sponsorhip Secretary Captain Violet Nyongesa. God Bless you all our sponsors. There are still three preschool that still are not sponsored and looking forward to getting one that is touched by this children. The three Preschools are Bitare,Rubuye and Rukeri.

Distribution of Preschool Materials and Equipment in our 9 Preschools.

 
 
On 28 April we visited Rubuye, Catherine Booth Kayenzi,,Rutobwe ,Bitare na Runda preschool. Some we manage to get the children but others no, because we reached when they had already left for lunch. But we manage to get the Administrators of the Preschools. We have just arrived at Rubuye Preschool and the children are anxious to see us. They are standing near their hall where they usually take their lessons.
 
The Children, the teacher, and the administrator are happy to us and they see as if it is manna from heaven because they always struggle on their own with the parents. Rubuye is not sponsored and they wish one day they get a sponsor to make them happy like today. Captain Violet Nyongesa Sponsorship Secretary talking to them.
 
Handing over the materials to the Preschool and each child is holding something either a book, pencil pen paperclips etc.
 
 
The first picture is the proposed classrooms for Rutobwe Preschool and the second is the salvation army hall where children are learning for the time being. In the picture is the section officer of Kigali corps but the administrator to Rubirizi preschool together with the Education secretary Captain Dancille Mukafuraha.
 
 In Ritobwe we got when the children had break for Lunch and therefor we had to give the materials to the teacher and the Lt Bosco who is the administrator.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Preschool Reporting and distribution of Preschools Materials and Equipmentsorting

 
On 24.04.2015 was a great day with the section officers coming to CHQ for preschools reporting. The meeting started with a word of God from our General secretary encouraging them on the importance of having a preschool. There after, we embarked on the business that brought us together, That is checking all the receipts books Bank accounts Finance book journal, activities done in the preschools, review the previous budgets and also progressive reports. The people who were checking all tis were the Sponsorship Secretary Captain Violet Nyongesa,Education secretary Captain Dancille Mukafuraha,and the Finance secretary Captain Leonard Nyongesa.
There after  we shared food together and everyone was to leave at his or her own pleasure.
On 27.04.2015 we distributed Preschool Materials such a s exercise books,Pencils,Blue pens ,Black Pens, Red pens, Blackboard erasers, blackboard dusters, Drawing books, Paper Clips,Chailks, Glue, Basins, Cooking Pots, Jugs Plastic cups, small towels, Story books,  Registers, note books, Attendance records, Lesson plan books. We also visited Rubirizi preschool with Hanna Brand Vick from IHQ who came to inspect the project I Rubirizi since it is sponsored by the Sweden/Latvia territory.
 
 
 
This are Materials and Equipments for 9 Preschools.and they were very happy for the donation from our sponsors May God bless you abundantly and never lack anything..
 
 These is Preschool reporting with he |Sections Officers and the officers of Rutobwe preschool who is the administrator now together with the Officer of Runda preschool who are now newly sponsored. we say thank you to our sponsors.
 
 
 After, we had fellowship to
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Joy SIbongaya

 
 
 
 
Joy Sibongaya is 2 yrs. old. She is the daughter to Lt Jean Baptist Sibongaya and Lt Maria Rose Uwimana  from Runda Corps. Lt Maria Rose Uwimana passed away Jan this year leaving Joy with the father. She is a very active girl, but since the lose of her mother she lost all the joy in herself and all the time talking about her mother how she was burnt by the fire while cooking. I am writing kindly to request for her assistance of Education Clothing and even food and far most support her and her father with prayers. I am calling to all  well wishers who will read this and you are touched please assist Joy, in order to make her smile and forget about  the death of her mother and the memories.

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