By Nathan Eyagu
As primary seven pupils across the country prepare to take their primary leaving examinations, Teso music duo Sky Echoes, through their foundation called "Children's Future Moulders Africa," generously donated scholastic materials and sanitary pads to all primary candidates at Abelet Primary School in Gweri County, Soroti District.
The duo has a longstanding commitment to giving back to the Teso sub-region community by supporting school-going pupils with essential scholastic materials and sanitary pads.
Their inspiration for this initiative stemmed from the realization of numerous challenges faced by both girls and boys in rural schools.
"When we visited the school, we noticed that many candidates didn't have the necessary tools for their exams. To address this, we decided to provide essential materials to boost their confidence as they sit for their papers, especially in mathematics, where mathematical instruments are crucial," explained the duo.
The team pledged to continue their efforts in other schools throughout the Teso region and urged other potential partners who wish to volunteer and support their cause to join their mission.
Okello Bartha Asio , the headteacher of Abelet Primary School, expressed her gratitude, saying, "We appreciate this NGO for providing scholastic materials such as sets, rulers, pens, and sanitary pads for all the girls."
She also revealed that the school previously had only a limited supply of pads for emergencies. However, with the help of these well-wishers, every girl at the school now has access to sanitary pads of their own.
"We are immensely grateful and hope that they will continue to support children throughout the region, particularly girls who often drop out of school due to the lack of sanitary pads and are susceptible to exploitation," she added.
According to Awor Grace Obo, the Head of the English Department at the school, the support donated will significantly benefit the students, as many of them lacked scholastic materials and pads for the girls.
She expressed her appreciation and gratitude to the foundation for their tremendous support.
Scovia Ikalbot, a student at the school, couldn't contain her joy and extended her heartfelt thanks to the well-wishers for their generous support.
Meanwhile, Opio David, one of the pupils, also expressed his gratitude for the donation of scholastic materials. He explained that having a mathematical set would greatly improve his performance in math.