Hope Junior Christian School, Lugazi District, Uganda
Project Needing Funds:
Construction of an additional six classrooms and an administration area to complete the school. This could be done in increments of 2, 3 or 4 rooms at a time.
$75,000 - $10,000 per classroom
Bricks, sand, foundation preparation and some volunteer labour
2019 - Four-classroom block funded by donors from Western Canada
Hope Junior Christian School is located in the rural Nakibole – Busabaga Village in the Lugazi District of Uganda about 80 km east of Kampala. The school opened in mid-2016 and currently enrolls over 250 students in Kindergarten through Primary 6 (Grade 6).
The school was started by the local community church which owns the land. The parents of the students are mostly peasant farmers who struggle to pay the required school fees for their children. Because of the poor economy in the area the school does not have the resources to build permanent classrooms.
The school campus has several temporary wooden buildings with mud floors which are not a good environment for learning.
In 2017 the school approached Classrooms for Africa for help to fund a permanent seven-classroom block. In May 2018 representatives from Classrooms for Africa visited the school. As a result of their visit, the school was approved as a project to be promoted to donors.
Lugazi District, Uganda