Run by volunteers, no salaries, no travel expenses, no frills.

A young helper with lots of talent

Siyan is a young Ugandan woman of 16 who is doing some community work at Stand Tall. We’ve really enjoyed having her and she seems to have enjoyed us. Here’s what she has to say: “I thought it was really good how the classes were quite small in numbers rather than packed with 50 kids like in some Ugandan schools, this way the children concentrate more and participate equally. I found the children extremely disciplined out going and well behaved which was great! ”

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Making our own Music

Music history is being made at Stand Tall. The Bavubuka Allstarz have conducted several music workshops with our children. The students are encouraged to create their own music and lyrics. Twenty children were chosen to participate in the music video that will be developed from these workshops. What a great opportunity for our children at Stand Tall to learn about their own musical history. The faces say it all.

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Amanda Jones visits Stand Tall

Amanda Jones and Andrea Sedlock are two young women from the United States who are about to open a school in Western Uganda. Amanda’s visit to Stand Tall was much appreciated on both sides. Here’s what she had to say:
“I have visited MANY schools throughout Uganda and Stand Tall is at the top. :-) We learned alot during our visit and came away with many new ideas. This really is a fantastic school and I can see the impact it has already had on the beautiful children of Uganda.”

Thanks for coming, Amanda and see you again in August.

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Watch this video of the Rhythm and Motion benefit

Rhythm & Motion supports the Stand Tall Education Network from Rhythm & Motion Dance Program on Vimeo.

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 Graduates

And off they go to Marjoline Secondary

And off they go to Marjoline Secondary

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.

 

 

 

THE RHYTHM AND MOTION BENEFIT

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.

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Welcome new applicants

Teacher Kotridah interviews new applicants

Teacher Kotridah interviews new applicants

New applicants to Stand Tall are now being interviewed. Along with the interview comes a written test and sometimes a home visit. Welcome to Stand Tall and may 2014 be the beginning of new opportunities for you.

 

Waiting for registration

Waiting for registration

Our School looks even spiffier for 2014

We’ve replaced our broken dividing wall with a new fold-out one and we’ve built some shiny new locking cubbies for our teachers to store their stuff in. That’s how some of our donation money is spent. No waste, no frills, no Canadian salaries.

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San Francisco’s Rhythm & Motion benefit for Stand Tall

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/events/393158210818928/

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