Broadway Nursery & Primary School
Status: Waiting for a donor
Broadway Nursery and Primary School is located in the slum area of Nyendo in the town of Masaka. The campus is on about one acre of land owned by the school community.
A local businessman was disturbed by the number of orphans and disadvantaged children in his area who did not have the opportunity to go to school and receive an education. In 2012 he and other concerned people from the community formed a governing board and started the school, using two rented houses as accommodation. Today the number of students is well over 500 from the earliest Kindergarten level (age 3) to Grade 7. With the help of some donations they have been able to build a classroom block which holds many of the older students - as many as 80 students in each room!
Over 200 of the students have been brought to them by social workers or by older siblings struggling to care for them as they have no parents. The school has decided not to turn these orphans away. After school hours they are housed in the director's house, where they are forced to sleep up to five children per matress on the floor. These children are fed by the school and supplied with school uniforms. Not only is there a most pressing need for more classroom space, but dormitory accommodation is also badly needed.
When Classrooms for Africa representatives visited the school in March 2015, they were impressed by the quality of education the children were receiving and by the high standard of cleanliness and behaviour. The school is reaching out for help from the wider community and from Classrooms for Africa.
Building applied for
Application was made to Classrooms for Africa for a grant to help build four permanent classrooms for the youngest students. Construction materials include bricks, cement, metal roof, timber, metal doors and windows.
$11,000 per classroom is needed - the classrooms can be build in sets of two. The community is committed to assist with the construction by volunteering labour and using any expertise they may have.
Donations towards a grant will be disbursed by Classrooms for Africa’s representative in Uganda who will also track the project and provide updates.