Steven and Michael are brothers and Clover graduates who now are at Eaglet Academy Primary School. A year ago their father, a motorcycle taxi driver, was disabled in an accident. With a baby at home, their mother, Mary, struggled to hold her young family together, balancing her work as a hairdresser and now the wage earner of the family.
During this difficult time, Stephen and Michael were nurtured and supported at Clover. They learned English, gained confidence in the classroom, and played with their friends. Well prepared and eager, they passed the entrance exams for primary school and are now at Eaglets Academy in Busega, Kampala, also supported by Clover.
Steven and Michael will tell you they love their new school! Steven, quiet and generous, earned an “excellent” in social studies and Lugandan and is workingto improve in math. Gregarious Michael has made steady progress and is doing especially well in reading and writing. Imagine how excited both boys must be by the experiences that lie ahead!
“Mariam is young girl who came to Clover in the spring of 2013. She graduated in February of 2015, and is now a primary student in P2.
Maureen K., Mariams’ mum, shares, “I am so happy with Clover because my child is improving in all areas. She is confident, she speaks up in English too, even at home. With all my heart, I gave my children to be cared for and educated by Clover, because I know now the future is open to them. We are so thankful.”
Martha’s story is that of a young girl who from the moment she was born, because she was not a boy, she was denied. She was not acknowledged by her own mother and faced verbal abuse from her playmates and even her siblings. Martha's grandmother, a peasant farmer with no income and several grandchildren to look after, finally took her in. As Martha grew, she was frequently sick, would not speak, and appeared insecure and lonely.
Clover Program Manager, Esther Makumbi, when visiting her own grandparents in the villages, heard about Martha and her troubling story, took her into her home, and brought her to Clover.
Martha attended Clover for three years, and is proud to have successfully passed her exams to join the private primary school in the community. Today she is in P1, the first year and part of the Clover community of graduates at Eaglets Academy. (2016