Okweta Primary and Nursery School
Status: Waiting for a donor
Okweta Primary and Nursery School is located in Okweta Village about 50 km from the town of Soroti in North East Uganda. The region has been destabilized over the past 10 years by war and the population is consequently very poor. The school owns the 2 acres of land on which the school is situated.
Parents and church leaders established Okweta School in 2013 to improved the educational opportunities of the children in the area. The remoteness of the area means there is no power or water on the land which adds to the many challenges faced by the school community. Parents have contributed funds and labour to construct the existing buildings which are grass-covered, wooden pole structures. The need is to construct permanent buildings as and when funds become available. Currently the school enrols around 140 students in pre-Kindergarten through Grade 3. The plan is to add Grades 4 and 5 in 2016. Ideally the school needs to construct 10 permanent classrooms, offices and stoarge space over the next few years.
Building applied for
Application was made to Classrooms for Africa for a grant to help construct three permanent classrooms, an office and store room. Building materials will include bricks, cement, wooden trusses, iron roofing, metal door and window frames. The building will be plastered inside and outside and painted.
The budgeted cost of the project is $25,000. The community will contribute by making some bricks, and volunteering time as labourers.
Funds will be disbursed by Classrooms for Africa’s representative in Uganda who will also track the project and provide updates.