Ebenezer Bright Primary School Kirinda, Uganda
Status: phases one and two completed.
Phase three awaiting funding.
Ebenezer Bright Primary School is located in the village Kirinda, about 60 km distance from the town of Masaka in Uganda. The existing buildings are situated on land owned by the school. Some of the land is used to grow vegetables and run a small pig farm, the products being used to feed not only the students at the school but also some of the impoverished people in the area.
The school was started in 2006 by the Kirinda Full Gospel Church and many of its 200 students from Kindergarten through Grade 7 are sponsored through Compassion International, an international non-profit organization. Several of the teachers attend teacher training courses in Christian education in the Masaka area. The school's classrooms consist of a mud structure with grass roof. Three years ago a brick classroom block was started but as funds are so tight, it is far from complete. Although parents pay tuition for the education, many do not have cash so they pay in produce which limits the school cash income.
Building applied for
Application was made to Classrooms for Africa for a grant to help fund the building of a two-classroom block with small office and storage room. Construction materials will include bricks, tin roofing, cement, metal and wood.
Application was made to Classrooms for Africa for a grant to help fund the completion of the partically built three-classroom block already on the property. Construction materials were bricks, tin roofing, cement, metal and wood.
Application was made to Classrooms for Africa for a grant to help fund these five classrooms starting with a three classroom block for Nursery students. The construction will follow the same model as the other two permanent buildings i.e. bricks, cement, metal windows and doors, wooden trusses, iron roofing with plastered and painted finishes.
The project cost was $21,000. The local community provided some of the building materials and labour.
The project cost was $20,000. The local community provided some of the building materials and labour as they did with the first Classrooms for Africa project at the school.
The three-classroom block is expected to cost $30,000. The local community will again provide some of the building materials and labour as they did with the first two Classrooms for Africa projects at the school.
Funds have been disbursed by Classrooms for Africa's representative in Uganda who have tracked the project and provided updates.