Primary Partnership Program- The Primary Seven Students

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Welcome to the fourth (and last!) newsletter of our Primary Partnership Program (PPP) series! Today we are excited to tell you about the Primary Seven (P7) students we work with through our PPP

As a part of PPP, we are assisting our four partner schools to make sure their P7 students are ready to pass the Primary Leaving Exam (PLE). The PLE is a mandatory, country-wide exam that all P7 students must pass to qualify for secondary school. Previous PLE exams are available to purchase for practice but often students and schools cannot afford to buy them. This means that for many students, the first time they are seeing the test is when they sit down to take it. 

As an organization, we purchased several dozen past PLE exams so now every Friday we have all the P7 students from our partner schools come to The Center to do a practice exam. Each week they rotate between the different subjects such as math, social studies, science, etc. We believe that exposing the students to the test prior to taking it, teaches them how to better manage their exam time and overall help them become familiar with the test, which we know will help them improve their test scores. 

Another one of our favorite parts about the PPP is that it was designed to be a feeder system into our high school scholarship program. Through a collaborative nomination process with the school's teachers, the PPP facilitators (you met Colline and John in last weeks newsletter!), and the AIA staff, each partner school gets to award a minimum of three of their P7 students with an application to apply for Action in Africa's high school scholarship program. Consequently, all future high school scholarship recipients will be students from our partner schools and who have been a part of Action in Africa's Primary Partnership Program. 

We hope you enjoyed our month-long series about Action in Africa's Primary Partnership Program. A lot of thought and intention went into the design of this program and we are so proud. It has been developed and influenced by the schools, teachers, students, and parents of the Nakuwadde community. Through this program, we are seeing great progress in the development of English language skills and an increase in self- confidence. Additionally, making sure that each of our students is provided with breakfast each day and that all the P7 students are exposed to the PLE examination prior to taking it, is greatly setting our kids up for successful educational journies and lives.

In closing, we are seeing a recurring theme of an immense boost in confidence and leadership amongst the AIA high school students. In 2018, at our new partner high school, Mbazzi Riverside, AIA students held 7 out of the 12 leadership positions. This means despite AIA students comprising only 20% of the student body, they comprise 60% of the student leadership! Through Action in Africa's Primary Partnership Program, we are developing Uganda's future leaders, teachers, entrepreneurs, and innovators! 

With love and gratitude, 

Consider making a tax-deductible contribution towards our Primary Partnership Program with the link below.
Thank you!

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