ace2i007002.jpg
Newsletter
ace2i007001.jpg
<Previous
ACEII VISION:

Educate the African child as a World contributor, knowledgeable of the caring of his American partners who do not tolerate abysmal misery.


ACEII MISSION:
To increase the language literacy of all children in Africa to above 90%, one district at a time starting with Nakasongola District of Uganda.

ACEII Goals/Objectives:
1. Enable very poor -- but academically superior -- children to continue schooling.

Objective #1a - Identify and provide scholarships to attend six years of high school for students scoring in Div I or high Div II of the Primary Leveling Exam administered at the end of seventh grade. Eventually build and operate our own schools for these children in an improved academic environment.

Objective #1b – Develop early primary child literacy demonstration. Sponsor up to 10 lower primary children to receive balanced lunch meal, scholastic course work material and one additional (one on one with teacher) instructional hour per day.

Objective #1c – Develop career planning material, career counseling service, and job placement for high school students.

Objective #1d – Provide two year college scholarships for top ten per cent of high school students sponsored by ACEII.

2. Train the teachers in English literacy and support the attainment of educational college degrees.

Objective #2a – Develop lesson presentation and handouts for teachers’ in-service literacy seminar to train primary school teachers in the scientific approach to learning literacy. Develop material for first year. Sponsor minimum one seminar per year.

Objective #2b – Develop teaching resource material for teaching literacy. Research best practices and provide handouts to all teachers.

Objective #2c – Develop District Literacy Advocate. Position required to mentor the teachers at over 140 schools in the district to facilitate improved literacy skills. Work with District school board to help define job description and method of employment.

Objective #2d – Provide scholarship for college training for priority teachers. Sponsor at least one teacher per year to attend college majoring in education via “distant learning” (correspondence).

Objective #2e – In coordination with Ugandan teachers develop improvement of the language arts curriculum. Plan the first year. Run an in-school trial test second year. Revise and implement curriculum in remaining nine schools.

Objective #2f - Work hand in hand with the district inspectorate department and national curriculum development centre in designing the curriculum.

3. Resource the primary and high schools to aid in literacy development.

Objective #3a – Collect, ship and distribute age and grade appropriate reading books and material to primary and high schools. Stock two books per child.

Objective #3b – Assist the schools in developing library and classroom reading/study center resources.

Objective#3c – Expand teaching time by developing appropriate grade level student handouts and resources and introducing other time saving processes. Teachers currently write everything on the chalkboard.

Objective#3d – Determine economically feasible method to prepare class lesson posters.

Objective #3e – Plan, develop and implement a computer lab for high schools

Objective #3f - Sponsor academically gifted yet vulnerable students in high school

Objective #3g - Prepare an English immersion for primary school leavers before joining high school for improved communication skills

4. Involve the family and community in literacy support.

Objective #4a - Collect data defining parent and guardian literacy needs. Develop low cost adult literacy program.

Objective #4b – Engage community in plans on how to improve the schooling and feeding of their children while at school. Implement feasible and economical suggestions at all schools.

Objective #4c – Develop plans in coordination with school PTAs, other Non Governmental Organization (NGO) and the school district to develop a new high school.

Objective #4d – Conduct research into how to improve the school’s curriculum in context with the local community structure, job market, health care services and infrastructure.

Objective #4e - Improve civil society participation in empowering parents with literacy skills and how to involve their children in developing them

Objective #4f - Involve children in communal literacy projects like reading scriptures in the church, letter correspondence and mass media

5. Develop or Improve Infrastructure to support ACEII functions.
IMPROVE (for public schools):

Objective # 5a – Rehabilitate school water systems.

Objective # 5b – Rehabilitate school sanitation facilities.

Objective # 5c – Rehabilitate classrooms.

Objective # 5d – Paint schools.


Objective # 5e – Rehabilitate existing unused structures for teacher housing

Objective # 5f - rehabilitate and create classrooms into reading centers

DEVELOP:

Objective #5g – Develop reading centers and libraries in existing schools

Objective # 5h - Purchase land in Nakasongola or Luwero District for school construction.

Objective #5i – Develop master plan for property.

Objective #5j – Construct secondary school (high school). Agricultural vocational school

Objective #5k – Staff and operate school

Objective #5l – Plan for future use of remainder of property

Objective #5m – Plan for additional campus

Objective # 5n - Develop a feeder primary school for the high school

6. Solve school children health issues.

Objective #6a – Investigate long term means to make school lunch program sustainable. Develop demonstration projects.

Objective #6b – Develop basic children medical assessments in each school i.e. annual eye exams, etc. Teach and resource schools for health issues.

Objective #6c – Raise district level children health treatment. Develop district level children treatment, i.e. Nurse training, eye exam instruments and inventory of children eyeglasses.

Objective #6d - Address adolescent sexual reproductive health

Objective #6e - Mitigate HIV/AIDS


ACEII Core Values:
  1. One hundred percent of donations go to help the children
2. Present a positive and caring view of the citizens of the United States.
3. Develop the full potential of both the children and the teachers.
4. Provide equal opportunity for all children irregardless of gender.
5. Educate the willing.
6. Help the child and teacher to become self-sufficient.
7. Align our goals with the African value systems.
8. Use local construction material and local labor to help the local economy.
9. Make schools self-sufficient in food, water, sanitation, power, transport and communication requirements.
10. Help any child regardless of religious background.