St. Joseph Nursery and Primary School
Kasese District, Uganda

Project In Progress:

Classroom completion and construction now funded and starting soon.

Local Contribution:

The parents and community are already making bricks and will clear and level the land for the new classrooms plus provide volunteer labour during construction

Background:

St. Joseph Nursery and Primary School is situated in a rural community in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains in the Kasese District of Western Uganda. The school was established in 1998 by the Catholic parish and is presently situated on one acre of land donated by the church. 

Currently the school enrolls approximately 280 students in Nursery through Grade 7. The grades One through Seven hold their classes in two partially constructed classrooms and a series of mud and stick buildings. The three Nursery classes meet in the small church.

The community is based on subsistence agriculture with a few adult males travelling away from home for work. In February and June 2017 representatives of Classrooms for Africa visited the school. They met with the community and church leaders, parents and school staff. In addition, they visited the classrooms and toured the school site. The level of commitment shown by the local community was very impressive.

 

 

 

 

 

Location:

Kasese District, Uganda