This week marks the start of the 3rd and final term of school for 2019. But during the last few days of the boys’ break, we put together a soccer tournament for The Shepherd Center. We created teams that included boys of all ages on each team, in attempt to make them fair. Of … Continue reading Tournament Time
Once a term, boarding students have a Visiting Day. With boys at different schools, we had some busy Saturdays recently, as we tried to visit all of our boys on their designated day. Before some staff members headed out, we decided to invite some of the boys along with us. It was good for the … Continue reading Visiting Day!
Many of our boys at The Shepherd Center started school late, or even had their education interrupted with multiple years when they were unable to attend. One of our priorities is putting them in school, and giving them an opportunity to read and write in English, learn math skills, and more. However, because of their … Continue reading Celebrating Academic Success
The boys and the staff of The Shepherd Center want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Last weekend we were able to have a big Christmas celebration. We had special meal for the staff, boys, and their guardians. We ended the day with giving each boy two large bags packed … Continue reading Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
Before our boys started their last term of the school year, we had some things to accomplish: parent meeting, handing out school supplies, a special meal, and some serious fun! Continue reading Some Serious Fun
While many of TSC’s friends have children back in school for a new year, our boys here in Uganda have recently gone back to school for the start of their third and final term of the year. This term usually feels the shortest, yet the most important to Ugandan students. Teachers are busy finishing the … Continue reading Back To School
Education looks a little different all over the world, but some similar threads run through it all. We all recognize that with education comes increased opportunities. And when people we love achieve goals in their education, we like to celebrate with them. One of our big goals at The Shepherd Center is to provide education … Continue reading Celebrating with a Graduate
You’ve heard the saying it takes a village to raise a child. Well, in Uganda that is certainly a common mentality. And it is a definite reality with The Shepherd Center. In fact, we are a part of the village taking in these boys, coming alongside their families, finding a way to bring them into adulthood … Continue reading It Takes a Village