You are welcome to Kyebambe Girls SS, says Headmistress

Kyembambe Girls Secondary School in Fort Portal is to host the regional ICT Teachers Capacity Development (rCDW) Workshop scheduled for Saturday 6th July, 2019.

This has been confirmed after the headteacher of the school, accepted our proposal and welcomed the ICT Teachers to the School, and signed off the workshop invitation letter (Download PDF Here).

Mrs. Night Joy Mpairwe Karungi, the headmistress of Kyebambe Girls Secodary School, in her office.

About the School

Kyebambe Girls Secondary School is a residential girls-only secondary school located in Fort Portal, Kabarole District in western Uganda. It was founded in 1910 under the Church of Uganda and named after the Omukama of Toro, Daudi Kasagama Kyebambe IV. The school is situated a distance of approximately 2 Kilometres from the heart of Fort Portal town which is approximately 290 kilometres from Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda.

Location of Kyebambe Girls Secondary School on the map of Uganda. View detailed location of the school on the interactive map here.

The bus fare from the capital Kampala to Fort Portal is currently about UGX 20,000 shillings only. Mbarara to Fort Portal costs almost equally.

As The New Vision reports, The school has had its share of history in Uganda’s education system. There has been a recent wave of developments, sweeping through the school. The Government, with the support of the African Development Bank has set up massive constructions, which have greatly helped change the physical infrastructure at Kyebambe Girls School.

One of the great views of the physical infrastructure at Kyebambe Girls School in Fort Portal

In February last year, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Visited the School to commission the magnificent St. Elizabeth Chapel at Kyebambe Girls Secondary School.

The school’s mission is to provide competitive formal and informal education through imparting contemporary skills, instilling christian values for a girl child to meet global challenge.

The school actively participates in many co-curricular activities in which they usually emerge stars, as stated on the school gate, “the Star Empire”

Kyebambe Girls promoting ICT literacy and innovation in the country

Kyebambe Girls School has over the years demonstrated commitment to promoting ICTs and innovation through various initiatives, such as the Annual Communication and Innovation Awards, by supporting and facilitating the girls to come up with ICT solutions.

Kyebambe Girls Secondary School making their presentation, “TraApp addressing public transport needs.” #ACIA2016

Kyembambe Girls school is one of the schools which received computer labs from Uganda Communication Commission under the Rural Communications Development Fund (RCDF). Ugandan Government also chose Kyebambe to be one of the pilot schools for digital teaching and learning in Science and Maths program.

The headmistress talking about ICT labs in the school
The school trains all the girls and gives them certificates of literacy and competency in ICT at the end of the cycle.
The school trains all the girls and gives them certificates of literacy and competency in ICT at the end of the cycle.

Rationale and Program for the regional ICT Teachers Capacity Development workshop at Kyebambe Girls on 6th July

This year ICT Teachers recently concluded their national capacity development workshop which was held on 6th and 7th May 2019 at Kololo Senior Secondary School, Kampala, with a focus on skilling and tooling the ICT teachers to effectively manage and maintain the school computer laboratories and hands-on in new approaches for curriculum delivery of commonly challenging topics like programming and website design. The workshop was a success due to the great turn up and some support from several sponsors and partners.

The ICT Teachers Association is now organizing several regional workshops as an outreach and follow up on what was shared in Kampala. This is going to make it easier for ICT Teachers within the region to attend since the workshop will be nearer to them. This workshop is going to involve practical sessions in the computer lab as indicated on the tentative program below.

Tentative Workshop Program:
ICT Teachers rCDW on 6th July at Kyebambe Girls SS, Fort Portal

Time Computer Lab Incharge
08:00 – 09:00am Arrival and registration Regional ITAU Executives Present, ICT Dept Kyebambe Girls (hosts)
9: 00 – 10:00am Welcome Remarks, Introductions and Report on ITAU progress and ongoing Programs Regional Chairperson / Vice/ Coordinator/ Publicity Secretary
10: 00 – 1:00 pm Effective Approach to Web Design at Olevel Using Microsoft Expression Web . FACILITATOR 1
01: 00 – 02:00pm Lunch, Networking and Resource Sharing
02:00  – 03:00pm

Tips on Assessment and Improving Students Grades in Examinations FACILITATOR 2
03:00  – 04:00pm Digital Pedagogy: Empowering teachers with digital tools and resources for improved curriculum delivery. PARTNERS
04: 00 – 05:00pm

Closing Ceremony: Speech by head teacher, Speech  by guest of honor, Issue of certificates and announcements by Sponsors / ITAU MC, Sponsors, ITAU Executives present, Headteacher Kyembambe Girls, Guests
‘You are Welcome!’ Download full invitation letter and program in PDF below.
Western rCDW Invitation & Program (120 downloads)

The workshop fee is UGX 25,000 to cater for meals, facilities, facilitation, workshop materials and resources. All teachers in the country are welcome but are required to confirm their participation by registering online at cdw.ictteachersug.net.

Other workshops are being planned in Lira, Jinja and Wakiso districts, and details will be published through this website. For inquiries, please contact us or call / WhatsApp 0776960740 / 0706060740. To support the workshops as a sponsor or partner, please register at sponsors.ictteachersug.net .