Dear Nabisunsa students,
on 27 September 2013 we visited for one day the Nabisunsa Girls Secondary School. Although Nabisunsa is a Muslim school, it is open as well to Christians and both religions seem to be there in perfect harmony.
When we arrived, 46 girl students were awaiting GalileoMobile in a large classroom. I took them in an interactive journey through the Universe (our opening talk). Pati and I followed by showing them how to use the telescope and project the Sun’s image onto a screen; we were amazed by how fast they were able to do it. Fabio then introduced them to Stellarium, which they loved so much that they didn’t want to stop experimenting with it, zooming into planets and traveling in time. Finally, in the afternoon, we performed two activities from the GalileoMobile’s handbook of activities: mounting a paper equatorial Sundial and an inquiry experiment to find out how the Sun rotates (using printouts of satellite images of the Sun).
I was particularly touched by a group of girls who genuinely want to carry on GalileoMobile in Uganda. What can you dream better than a team of young passionate people, who feel responsible enough to keep on sharing the Galileomobile spirit across their country? Isn’t that a wonderful proof that our spirit of discovery and exchange under the same sky has reached the depth of their hearts? I can only repeat what one of them told us because I felt the same: “I wish every day could be like this one…”
Nabisunsa students, you have been so exceptional in your welcoming, openness and curiosity, that I want to thank you with the following lines, on behalf of GalileoMobile.
You have embraced us
With open eyes and open minds,
We have become cosmic friends.
We will remember you always.
We shall stay connected through the stars.
May your light shine very far,
To spread twinckles of hope
Throughout the Land of Beauty.
Viviane, Rahma, Jocelyn, Ruth, Sarah, Gessi, Barbara, Ghazzi…
Hi Phil, this is such a passionate correspondence, I am sure the girls will be charmed to read this! I will print it out and read it to the Cafe Sci group in our end of term Cafe!
Hello. I9 am a teacher at Nabisunsa Girls School and we were happy to have you.
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I am so amazed by what i just read….Thank you very much for the interest you showed in such a mighty school. We shall forever appreciate you<>
dats mi sch as usual
My school :)))) Thanks for visiting
Thanks to you Sheila and your schools for welcoming us!
hey der dis z a Nabisunsa old girl n am so proud 2 see d xul shining long live d headmistress long live the xul!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love U all de students of nabisunsa especially form 4 en form 3 success to U all like hawa,peace ,Lynda ,immaculate ,Patricia en mob others
Luv U all
loV U all
Luv U all
So cul guyz
Wooow! So amazing. You girls are really so daring a wonderful. Jah Bless
I was one of the students that day.Brings me joy remembering that day.I’ve still got one of those cards showing the stars,galaxy milky way that was given to us. I also remember the telescope you gifted the school and the event you told us to look out for that was scheduled to happen only in Uganda that year(It was a unique positioning of the sun/planet i think and had the best view in place called Packwach in Northern Uganda). I hope you guys are still the fun Galileo team.