Hope Comprehensive High School, Masaka District, Uganda

Project Needing Funds: 

Construction of a science block consisting of two laboratories, storage and preparation space, as well as a rain-water harvesting system to provide running water to the laboratories

Cost:

$40,000 for the whole project

Local Contribution:

Volunteer labour and some funds

Projects Completed:

2010 - Four-classroom block and an administration building funded Pacific Academy, Surrey, BC

2012 - Girls' Dormitory funded by donors from Western Canada

2013 - Boys' Dormitory funded by donors from Western Canada

2014 - Girls' Dormitory Extension funded by donors from Western Canada

2016 - Construction of a four-classroom block funded by donors from Western Canada

2016 - Construction of a kitchen facility funded by donors from Western Canada

Background:

Hope Comprehensive High School was established in 2010 to continue the work of the Hope Primary School by a Ugandan non-profit society. The school is situated on land approximately 20 kilometres outside of the town of Masaka on the road to Kampala. It serves local students as well as young people from the war-ravaged areas in the north of the Country. Over 80% of the students board at the school.

In 2010 Classrooms for Africa became involved in providing buildings for the school. The school community has shown itself to be an excellent partner, always finishing projects on budget. In addition, they have raised funds to add to the dormitory blocks and constructed ablution facilities.

Currently the school enrols over 400 students and offers a full high school program. At present the school has no science laboratories so that physics, chemistry and biology have to be taught in the regular classrooms using portable and limited equipment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location:

Lutengo, Masaka District, Uganda