THE MEETING WITH THE WOMEN OF MEETING POINT INTERNATIONAL LUIGI GIUSSANI HIGH SCHOOL

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Mr . Kawuki Micheal HEAD TEACHER LUIGI GIUSSANI HIGH SCHOOL

Since the school started, the history of the school has always been explained to us many times, that it was born out of the experience the women of Meeting Point International (MPI) had with Rose Busingye. With Rose these women were helped to discover their value despite the situations they were going through, from that back ground they desired to have a place to educate their children as they are educated.

This for us was something of another world and we too desired to have the same gaze like the women have. I for one was asking myself what really made them have this gaze and this awareness on themselves to have such a choice of having a place for their children.

This was a starting point to ask ourselves what did they meet that made them like this. So, we desired as teachers to go deep into this, this provoked me and other teachers to ask through Seve if we can go and stay with the women so that we are helped also to look at what they are looking at because I desired what they have encountered be my own. Her answer was so dramatic in which she said; “Come and see, this is a home and you are welcome to this family”. Hearing this I was even more enthusiastic to go and see. So, with the teachers we set off for Meeting Point International. I can tell you that staying with them, it was clear that those ladies have moved many miles ahead of us. I came back with a greater desire to live the experience of the ladies of meeting Point International and look at life in a different way.

From their experience, it was evident that without the love from Rose who helped them discover themselves, they wouldn’t have discovered that they have a value and they are more than what they go through. To me this is so important because as a teacher I cannot be in positon to make a journey with my students if there is no love for them and what I do.

Thanks.