Ladies and Gentlemen, it is my distinct pleasure to introduce you to the Big Bosses of Sserinya Primary School… the kindergarten class.

The Big Bosses exude an unparalleled level of energy that seems to know no bounds. It is abundantly clear that walking is simply not in their vocabulary. They are in a perpetual state of motion, whether it’s during breaks, lunchtime, or even within the confines of their classroom.

These pint-sized leaders, generally the age of 5, have a day that is one hour shorter than the older students, ending at 4 pm. But don’t let their shorter schedule fool you; they pack their days with learning and exploration. Like most kindergarteners, their focus is on foundational skills such as printing the alphabet, identifying colours and shapes, learning numbers, and dipping their toes into the fundamentals of nature.

The Big Bosses have an unwavering support for one another, which is fostered by their teachers. Whenever a classmate successfully tackles a task or provides a correct answer, the other classmates cheer and applaud. This camaraderie and encouragement creates a nurturing environment where every achievement, no matter how small, is celebrated with enthusiasm (they do everything with enthusiasm).

As I observe the Big Bosses in action, I can’t help but be reminded of the sense of wonder that accompanies early childhood. Their curiosity knows no bounds, and they approach each new experience with an open mind and a spirit of exploration. In their presence, I was reminded of the importance of embracing curiosity and approaching life with a fresh perspective.

Furthermore, I must admit that the reception I receive from the Big Bosses upon my arrival daily at the school is nothing short of heartwarming. With infectious smiles and boundless enthusiasm (again), they greet me with cheers and run up to say hello. In that moment, any traces of weariness melt away, replaced by a smile.

In conclusion, what more can one say about the true bosses at Sserinya Primary School. They exemplify the resilience, joy, and sense of community that lie at the core of childhood. As we continue our work at Business for Better Society, let us draw inspiration from these young learners and strive to create a world where every child has the opportunity to thrive and succeed.

More to come from Uganda…