Mother Kevin Nursery School
Kampala, Uganda

Project in Progress: 

Completion of the second floor of the permanent nursery school building.

 

Project Completed:

2016 - Completion of the ground floor of the permanent nursery school building funded by donors in Western Canada

Local Contribution: 

Some cash and volunteer labour will be provided by the school community

Background:

Mother Kevin Nursery School is located in Nsambya, Kampala. The land on which it is built is owned by the Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala and is shared with various community outreaches including the Nsambya Children's Orphanage Home.

The school started in 1998 and is operated by the Immaculate Heart of Mary Reparatrix-Ggogonya Sisters including the principal, Sr. Agnes, and a board of governors. The school was established to provide education for the children living in the orphanage home, but also accepts children from the nearby slum area. Over 300 children are enrolled in three nursery levels including 3 - 5 year olds. Local businesses help pay the school fees. Presently, temporary wooden classrooms are used. These are small but clean with displays of learning materials and student work. It is obvious that the children are well cared for and receiving a good education. Clearly permanent classroom space is needed urgently but land is very restricted. To address the need the school has started to build a three-story classroom block on the same land as the present buildings. So far, with the little funds available, the foundation has been laid, the framework for the first floor built and the second floor slab has been poured.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location:

Kampala, Uganda