Okweta Primary and Nursery School
Soroti, Uganda

Projects Completed:

2016 - Three-classroom block funded by donors from Western Canada

2017 - Three-classroom block funded by donors from Western Canada

Project In Progress: 

Construction of classroom and administration block

Local Contribution: 

Labour and bricks will be provided by the school community

Background:

Okweta Primary and Nursery School is located in Okweta Village about 50 km from the town of Soroti in North East Uganda. Parents and church leaders established the 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. The region is now secure and is gradually recovering from many years of destabilization due to rebel activity and conflict which left the area impoverished. 

The school owns the two acres of land on which it is situated. More land is available if needed. 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. 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 storage space over the next few years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location:

Okweta Village, Soroti District, Uganda