NISSI Christian Junior School
Lwengo District, Uganda

Projects Completed:

2017 - Completion of a three-classroom block funded by donors from Western Canada

2018 - Completion of a five-classroom block funded by donors from Western Canada

Local Contribution:

Bricks, volunteer labour

Background:

NISSI Christian Junior School is situated in the remote village of Kyampengere in the Lwengo District approximately 60 km south of the town of Masaka. The school was started in 2012 by villagers concerned that their children did not have access to primary education in their area. The land on which the school stands is owned by the local Full Gospel Church who have worked closely with the founders to make the school a reality.

The school is operated by a board consisting of representatives from the local church and community and is licensed by the Uganda Ministry of Education. Currently just under 300 students are enrolled at the NISSI in Nursery through Grade 5.

When Classrooms for Africa became involved with the school in 2016, around 300 students were enrolled in all the Nursery and Primary grade and classes were held in temporary mud and stick structures. Since that time, 2 classroom blocks have been completed, providing a total of eight permanent and secure classrooms and enrolment has increased to over 400 students.

 

 

 

 

 

Location:

Lwengo District, Uganda