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10 things I learned from being Project Manager

I’ve just arrived back in the UK after 6 weeks as Project Manager in Mbarara. I’m very sad to have left Uganda, but now that I’m back home, I’ve had a chance to reflect on some of the things I learned this summer…  1. Our model works As a Project Worker, it’s hard to get a sense of the impact of what you’re doing – you don’t know if your projects will have the intended effect or if they […]


An update from St John’s Rutsya, Mbarara

Hello! I’m one of the Project Workers working at St. John’s Rutsya this year with Susanna and Bessie and thought I would share a few memories and experiences we’ve had so far. St John’s Rutsya is a rural secondary school located in Kaberebere, near Mbarara town. Opening in the mid-1980s, it is now an established Catholic Secondary school, hosting both boarders and day students from Years “Senior 1” to “Senior 6”. Head Teacher William has […]

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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 […]