IGF Schools Excel in Ugandan Sports Competition
During the first term of every year, sports competitions are held by each school in Uganda. Talented students then have the opportunity to compete against other students at Local, District and National levels. Just like at schools throughout Australia, athletics and sports are considered an important part of primary education in Uganda. It is fantastic that students, including students at IGF schools, have the opportunity to compete against other students and show their talents. In 2015, students from all IGF Primary Schools performed well.
The athletic competitions for Kitgum Town Council were held from 9th-11th April 2015 at Kitgum Bomah Ground. There were students representing 18 schools from the local district. Students competed in categories of U12, U14, and U16. Events included track events, such as 60m, 100m and 300m sprints, 50m, 100m and 300m hurdles, 4x50m, 4x300m relay, and long distance including 800m, 1500m, and 3000m. Field events included discus, shot put, javelin (stick throw for the U12s), long jump, high jump, and triple jump (multiple 5 jump involving 10 bicycle tyres for the U12s).
The students representing the IGF main school performed very well, ranking 4/18 in U12, 3/18 in U14, and 4/12 for U16 among the 18 schools which participated.
The best students in the various events were invited to join the district team, which will go on to compete at the National Level. This year, over 15 IGF athletes, including both boys and girls, will be a part of their district teams and will compete at the national level! The National event will take place in Lira from 29th April to 6th May 2015.
Well done IGF Athletes!
Vocational Graduates Empowered for Future Success
At the Childcare Technical Institute, IGF’s technical school, our mission is to equip young men and women with the skills they need to live a productive life. In a region with high unemployment, and few opportunities for young people, these skills are vital.
Upon completing a beginning or advanced training course with CTI, students take a national exam that qualifies them for future work in their field. At the end of 2014, 110 IGF students took these exams. 96 qualified in their fields, with 93 earning marks in the top two categories and 15 earning the highest distinctions possible! This is fantastic news for these young people who are now equipped to take on the world! Deputy Principal, Mr. Sunday Kidega, said that these were the best results at CTI in ten years! Today, because of your continued support, 96 young men and women are equipped in the fields of construction, carpentry and tailoring, and they are ready to build their communities. We wish them all the success in the world!