Busagazi Christian School
Status: Waiting for a donor
Busagazi Primary School is located at the heart of a remote peninsula in Lake Victoria idway between Entebbe and Jinja. The area has no running water or electricity and the community is very impoverished.
The school was started in 1990 by Deo and Christine Musisi, a Christian business couple from Entebbe. Through working with the community they became aware of the need for a solid education if the children were to improve their lives and raise their standard of living. The school enrols over 400 children in the Primary grades (pre-Kindergarten through Grade 7). It is operated by Uganda Now Outreach, a registed not-for-profit organization.
Over the years some permanent school buildings have been erected but there is still a need for to replace all the temporary structures and eliminate the need to hold some of the classes outdoors.
In March 2015 Classrooms for Africa representatives met with the leadership and were very impressed by what has been achieved and their dedication to improving the lives of the children at the Busagazi school.
Building applied for
Application was made to Classrooms for Africa for a grant to help build a four-classroom block at the school. This could be built classroom by classroom as funds become available. Construction materials include bricks, cement, metal roof, timber, metal doors and windows.
The cost is budgeted to be $11,000 per classroom or $40,000 for the whole block. The community is committed to assist with the construction under supervision of the management committee
Funds will be disbursed by Classrooms for Africa’s representative in Uganda who will also track the project and provide updates.