Formation and Friendship: Learning from Uganda

Sean Dingle

By Sean Dingle 

The Ugandan Formation Visit to Gulu was a hugely rewarding experience, on both a personal and a professional level.

We were privileged to spend more or less a week in our sister Jesuit college of Ocer Campion in Gulu. While there, we spent valuable time with the Jesuit community and the teaching and auxiliary staff. We were able to share our vision of how best to bear witness to the characteristics of Jesuit education and how these characteristics inform our professional practice. This was done through a formalised day of continuing professional development and through informal conversations with the Jesuit community and with the teachers and other members of the school staff.

Remembering with a Smile my Visit to Gulu

Laura Freyne
Laura Freyne with students at Ocer Campion Jesuit College in Gulu, Uganda

By Laura Freyne

When someone asks me to describe my time spent in Uganda, I cannot help but smile.

During the Easter break, a delegation of five teachers from each of the Jesuit schools in Ireland, led by BrĂ­d Dunne, were warmly welcomed by the wonderful staff and Jesuit community at Ocer Campion in Gulu. It was a mutually beneficial opportunity to share ideas on Jesuit education and how to best serve students entrusted into our care.

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