Albert Valley High School
Karugutu, Uganda

Project in Progress:

Construction of kitchen and rain-water harvesting system

Local Contribution:

Bricks, labour, and some additional funds provided by the community

Project Completed:

2015 - Construction of a five classroom block funded by donors in Western Canada

2016 - Construction of a second five classroom block funded by donors in Western Canada

2018 - Construction of girls' dormitory funded by donors in Western Canada

2019 - Construction of boys' dormitory funded by North American donors

Background:

Albert Valley High School is located near Karugutu town in the Ntoroko District of Western Uganda in a remote area not far from Semliki National Park. It was started in 2009 by the Rwenzori Community Development Trust and is situated on land purchased and owned by the Trust. The over 300 students enrolled are aged 13 through 19 years and in grade 8 though grade 12. The vast majority are very poor and include children from displaced families. Until Albert Valley High School was opened the opportunities were very limited for children to go on to secondary education because of the considerable distance to any existing schools and high cost of transportation.

Classrooms for Africa has been involved with the school since 2015 and has provided 10 permanent classrooms and dormitories for boys and girls. This has provided the students with a safe learning environment and secure accommodation for those who live too far away to commute every day. The students’ results on state examinations have very much improved since permanent facilities has been built and in the latest state examinations Albert Valley High School was ranked number one in the district.

The school still needs a permanent science laboratory block.

Thank you donors for your ongoing support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location:

Karugutu, Uganda