Janet Collyer

Born: 14th August 1958

Kampala, Uganda

Date of interview: 12th September 2006

Map showing where Janet Collyer came from

And how did you, what happened in schooling then as a teenager?

So after primary school finished in year seven, then the options for school were, for secondary school were, the best schools were boarding schools. It was just the way it, the system was because many of the school were set up by, at least in where we were were set up by missionaries and they tended to be boarding schools because ... no they weren't just for education it was for the whole person. Including Sunday chapel and things like that. So ... And we, there's a girls school that one of my aunts had gone to, so my sister and I went there. And my brother went to the school my father went to which was, it was a boy's school but by then it was mixed. As a boarding school and that was quite a shock. That's probably when I started to realise that have ... we do have, we are privileged. But until then I hadn't really, really felt it. That's what you'd get, because you still had to pay but then it was, I don't know what it was but it wasn't a lot of money. But it was a government school so pretty much you were just paying for your food.