Creamland Kindergarten School
Status: waiting for a donor
Creamland Kindergarten School is located in the Kireka slum area of Kampala, Uganda. This area is one of the poorest in Africa, being home to thousands of families from the north of Uganda displaced by the Lord's Resistance Army which ravaged that area from 1996 until very recently. Many of the refugees are Acholi women and children who were abused by these rebels before fleeing south
The school started in 2006 and serves the children of the Kireka slum where no other schools were operating. It is operated by the not-for-profit Andrex Training and Care Organization which falls under the supervision of the local Catholic parish. The local community is very supportive of the school. Over 600 students are registered at Creamland which offers education from pre-Kindergarten through Grade 7.
In March 2015 respresentatives of Classrooms for Africa visited the school, met with the leaders, toured the property and were entertained by the singing and dancing of the students. While very impressed by the efforts that were being made to serve the students, the buildings were incomplete, minimally furnished and very crowded. In additon, the small site on which the school is built needs to be terraced and drained in order to cope with the rainy seasons.
Building applied for
Application was made to Classrooms for Africa for a grant to help complete the nine partly constructed classrooms including floors, doors, windows, plastering, painting and roofing and site improvement.
The total project cost is $40,000. The work can be done in stages, however. To complete one classroom would cost $4,500. The comminity will help with volunteer labour.
Donations towards a grant will be disbursed by Classrooms for Africa’s representative in Uganda who will also track the project and provide updates.
2015 or As Soon as Possible