Daily Archives: J July, 2016


First Week Training in Mbarara

After arriving on the long flight from Heathrow, and finally entering Uganda through a very long passport control, the project workers began to make their way to Mbarara, our base and location of the central house in Uganda. The next morning, week zero training began. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday consisted of a variety of group activities to prepare PWs for going into their schools the week after. This first week provided further information, building on […]


New schools, old friends and monitoring and evaluation

We often worry about monitoring and evaluating (M&E) the outcomes of the work we do in Kenya and Uganda. It’s true that effective M&E is something of a dark art in the world of international development. Yesterday the PWs in Kisii visited my PW school – St Joseph’s Kemasare – as part of their first week training, ten years after I had been there and, I have to say, I’ve never been so convinced that […]