What do you think of when you think of exams? For me, it’s pulling all-nighters and going to the local truck stop at 2am to get greasy carbs and hot (bad!) coffee to stay awake.
Fortunately for our students, that’s not required. (I don’t think truck stops are a thing in Uganda!)
For the Hairdressing mid-terms, the girls have to bring in their own “client” and create the style of their choice. Some girls are fast, and some are slower — that’s ok!
Our goal is competency, not speed. These exams give the teachers vital information to make sure that each student is getting the help they need to graduate and either get a job in a salon or start their own small business.
Tailoring is having mid-terms, too, for the same reason.
We don’t issue report cards. We don’t have a GPA. Some of the girls have been through our Literacy program and some are unable to read and write.
It doesn’t matter.
What matters is that, when they graduate from Skills for Life, they can create a sustainable life for themselves and their families. If it takes longer to learn? We’ll be there. If they’re fast learners? We’ll challenge them.
Really, that’s how education should be!
We couldn’t do this without your support, and we are thankful for you every day (and every braid!) along the way.
PS Did you know we have a Bonfire store with shirts and bags? Check it out below – maybe you’ll find some good Christmas gifts for family and friends. (Or you… just sayin’!)
PSS Don’t forget to grab your FREE ticket and hear me speak on the 11th!