On Saturday, February 8, 2014, the Rhythm & Motion dance community raised awareness of the Stand Tall Primary School in Kampala, Uganda. We danced for a great cause and raised $5000 in the process.
Special Thanks: Nicole Schouela and her team at Stand Tall, Janice Garrett and Garrett + Moulton Productions, the Women's Building of San Francisco, the staff at ODC, Madeline Anderson, Thor Anderson, Andy Sheldon, and of course, the entire Rhythm & Motion community – your generosity in and out of the studio is a gift. Thank you, all!
Our newest group of graduates get ready for their first day of secondary school. Three of our children will be boarding at Marjoline Secondary and here we see them with mattresses in tow. Good luck to all of you from the Stand Tall family.
Rhythm and Motion, a dynamic dance exercise company in San Francisco, held a benefit for Stand Tall and managed to raise close to $3000.00 for us. They held a roof raisin’ one and a half hour dance class and donated the proceeds to Stand Tall. We cannot describe the positive energy that filled the room, the dynamism of the teachers who donated their time, and the generosity of the students many of whom donated more than the ticket price. A huge and heartfelt thank you to the organizers, Consuelo Faust Anderson, Lisa Viera, Nancy Rubin, Dudley, and Janice Garrett who managed to pull off a wonderful, unforgettable event.
Rhythm and Motion has planned a great day for a great cause, featuring an all-star Rhythm & Motion dance class, food, and fun benefiting The Stand Tall Education Network.
Rhythm and Motion, http://www.rhythmandmotion.ca/ is a dynamic dance exercise company that is celebrating their 35th anniversary this year. The benefit will take place on Feb. 8 and all 17 of the Rhythm and Motion teachers have donated their time for the event. They will be teaching a master class and proceeds go to benefit Stand Tall. Check out the Facebook event page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/
Congratulations to Mark and Faizo for being selected to represent Uganda as Changemakers through the world wide Ashoka Foundation. Changemakers are required to identify a problem in their community, think of a plan to tackle that problem and then, recruit others to help make their plan a reality.
Mark created a recycling project as a way to help clean up his community and Faizo, on the right, created a plan of planting seeds in sacks as a way to grow food in his community where land is scarce. Both were selected to join other Changemakers in Nairobi and for both, it was their first trip outside of Uganda. We’re very proud of them and we expect great things to come from these two young men.
Be sure to read our final newsletter for 2013. It’s a re-cap of the term with lots of pictures. Send us your comments. We love to hear from you.
Click the link: http://eepurl.com/IxM2b
Our end of year meeting with the parents was very well attended and generated a lot of dynamic discussion and interaction. We discussed our new policies concerning the responsibilities of the parents and learners in regards to attending Stand Tall. We pointed out positive developments in the areas of behaviour, participation, attendance and hygiene. We discussed the importance of parent involvement in the success of their child and we also outlined guidelines for our sponsorship program to secondary/vocational school. All in all, it was a very successful meeting and we encourage our learners to keep studying during their holiday break.