Albert Valley High School
Project In Progress:
Construction of girls' dormitory
Bricks, labour, and some additional funds provided by the community
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
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 200 students enrolled are aged 13 through 19 years and in grade 8 though grade 11. 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 transportation costs.
Currently some of the classes are housed in temporary shacks with dirt floors. Representatives from Classrooms for Africa have visited the school on a number of occasions over the past year with some attending the official opening of the first four permanent classrooms.