Matugga Chat January 2019



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News from the Revival Centre from the desk of Madam Allen Ssekindi Champions Coordinator and Director of Revival Centre



Children’s Act Conference

On the 17th of July 2018, Derek, one of our very own champions at Revival, beat all the odds to join a prestigious meeting in Kampala’s Golf Hotel.
The Uganda Human Rights Commission in conjunction with United Nations Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) launched the findings on the compatibility of Ugandan Legislation with the convention on the rights of the Ugandan Child. This was an extremely important gathering in a prestigious Hotel where Ministers, Members of Parliament, the international community and other Non-governmental organisations, among others, met to discuss the findings of the Report.
Derek who has recently joined Senior 1 Class was chosen to discuss the plight of children in Uganda. In his submission, Derek thanked Revival Centre for supporting the vulnerable children in Uganda without whose support many hundreds of children would never have attained any education. He advised the congregation to always help those who are in need, as well as people with disability.
After all the presentations and discussions, Derek signed the newly launched report. He did this on behalf of Ugandan Children as a way of affirming that findings of the report are a true representation of the current situation on the rights of children in Uganda. This was a wonderful moment seeing a Champion standing shoulder to shoulder with so many important people in this country to support the launch.

Derek making a Presentation at Kampala Golf Hotel

Derek Signing on the Report as the Chairperson UHRC and the Country Representative of UNICEF Uganda look on

The Children in their new uniform graced the occasion with a poem about sexual harassment in schools

The Panelists: Derek( L), Dr. Zahara (M)  from the School of Law, Makerere University  and Mr. Mujuni (R) From Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development


Note from the Trustees

After the conference the Revival Centre felt it was appropriate to reiterate the importance of child safeguarding at the Centre. The Directors of the Revival Centre have given clear instructions to the teachers, and both teachers and parents have now received direct briefings on the requirements of the new law by the Ugandan Human Rights Commission. 
Within Uganda, the Revival Centre is seen as a front-runner in implementing the new law.



Revival Grammar Gets a face lift


When you visit Revival Grammar School today you may think you are somewhere else and not in Matugga. The school has been painted with white and black squares just like the new ‘O’ level Uniform. The new block looks really smart. As you enter the gate there is a welcome note which tells you where you are “Revival Group of Schools”. When the gate is rolled way, your eyes will  not miss the nice patterns on the new block. You will not miss the beautiful flower garden. It is our New Look!
The walk way has gravel layers of stones to protect the students from the mud which is churned up when it rains. This has not only excited the student community but it is likely to attract more students. We are forever grateful to our partners in the UK for the partnership and support.



Revival schools new Mini bus


The Revival Centre has recently acquired a bus to pick up and drop off the day scholars to and from school. This was acquired after making a good exchange with the school’s old van. The owner of the bus expects the Revival Centre pay for the bus over a period of three terms. (one installment per term) The bus which was driven through the gates of Revival Centre already branded, brought a lot of joy and excitement to the children. It is not a new Bus but it is believed that it will serve the purpose for which it was acquired. In addition to the daily bus run for scholars, the bus will also take students for educational tours and trips rather than having to hire mini buses or taxis for the purpose.

Our “new” school bus!



Revival goes Solar


A new Solar Panel has been installed thanks to Mrs Crossley, head of Moorfield School, Ilkley. On her retirement the staff presented her with a gift to be used in Matugga, a project she has supported for many years. Additional money was raised by the staff and pupils at a number of school events. This gift has enabled us to purchase a ‘double panel’ installation which has been put on the new secondary classroom block. “This time we shall pass highly” (they mean passing their exams) some of the boys were heard saying. You should have seen the excitement from the Boys dormitory when the solar lights in the Senior 1 and Senior 5 – Senior 6 dormitories were switched on. A security light has been installed to cater for the extra dormitory which did not benefit from the solar installation.
A big thank you to Moorfield School for this wonderful gift.



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Day of Dance – 27th April 2019

Not too far off, a date for your diaries. Hope to see you there!

A Salsa Class in progres
Salsa Class

Sharon Crosby will be hosting a Day of Dance on Saturday 27th April 2019 in aid of The Revival Centre in Matugga.   It will be held at St John’s Church on Bolling Road in Ben Rhydding.  LS29 8PNWorkshops will start and finish promptly.Bring water to drink during the workshops.Crafts/refreshments etc will be available throughout day!                                                                                                       

Lucky dip stall and crafts from Matugga. To book your place(s) you can either :  1) Send your booking request and a cheque for £7 per workshop, made payable to: Give A Child A Hope, to:               GACAH               St John’s Church Office               Bolling Road               Ben Rhydding               Ilkley               LS29 8PN  2) Book using the form here If using this booking form you will automatically be taken to to pay.If you would prefer, you can book online but still pay by cheque using the address above.  There will be a sitting area in the lounge for tea/coffee etc and refreshments will be available all day!Crafts including fair trade.Reflexology.And more. (Lounge area.) When booking, please include your name/details and say which workshop/s you want attend.Details of the workshops, timings and what to bring are detailed below.  Dance Workshops10-30-12.00: Gypsy Dance! (In the Hall)(Tina Jackson, of Dancers Bizzare, teaches a range of Gypsy styles) No partner needed.Bring a long skirt, to swish, soft shoes and comfy clothes. 10-30-12.00: Tribal/Country dance fusion. (Back of Church)Easy to follow and fun veil dance to a Celtic piece, Sound the Trumpet.Sharon teaches (Tribal Fusion dance in Guiseley and Halifax)Wear soft shoes and comfy clothes. Lunch:12.00-12.30. Tea/coffee/sandwiches and cakes available. 12.30-2.00: Greek Dancing. (Back of Church)Chriso teaches in Burnley, Lancs.Come and try out this fun and enjoyable style.No partner needed.Wear soft shoes and comfy clothes. 12.30-2.00: American line dancing. (In the Hall)Lucinda AtkinsonTeaches in Halifax.An introduction to this fun easy styleWear comfy shoes or boots and clothes. Cowboy hats optional! Tea/coffee break:2-00-2.30: Tea/coffee/cake. 2.30-4.00: Cuban Salsa. (Back of Church)An exciting partner dance.Come and dance your socks off to fabulous Cuban tunes!Esref of Paranda teaches mainly in South Yorkshire.Wear soft shoes and comfy clothes. 2.30-4.00: Yoga. (In the Hall)Andrea teaches at workshopsand retreats and is based near York.Bring a mat or a blanket.