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Dear Robert :)

I think the idea to form a bridge for refugees on their way to formal schooling in Uganda is very necessary, your initiative is providing a new and very holistic approach collaborating with students, parents and formal teachers from Ugandan schools. As you are addressing these very vital and important stakeholders in the student's way towards smooth enrollment in formal education the success of this program is very likely! If you can back up the students with additional help with their homework, provide them with a buddy who has succesfully graduated before and can help with challenges and provide answers . You can also provide ''trial days or weeks for future students and their and collect their feedback, you might be able to make programs even more responsive to the student's need. It looks absoluteltely groudbreaking and so promising!

My ideas would be:
1: introduce a buddy-program where the refugees who already graduated can support the ones which are currently enrolled;
2: Introduce partnerships with different schools around the world (facilitating refugees and coming close to the Ugandan conext ) so you can exchange best practices and teachers and students can learn from each other
3: have one day (or one week) on which students can try their ''new school'' before they actually enroll. This way you can gather their feedback, challenges and like and change the program accordingly, stressing certain issues.
4: Fully emerge the parents in the children's education, teach them English to a good level as well so they know what their kids are doing and can help with home work and go to parental meetings at school etc.
5. As much as possible involve the government or any formal entities in your program/project, they could change certain regulations or enable access to formal education material which improves access for refugees.
6. Provide the children with help with their home work for the first 6 months in which they are enrolled in formal education or as long as needed
7: Initiate a research together with the pilot programme, follow say 20 students for one or two years and see their challenges and sucesses so you can keep updating your programme with best practices.