St. Paul Musekera Nursery and Primary School
Kasese District, Uganda

Project In Progress:

The construction of a three-classroom block - now funded, starting soon

Projects Completed:

2016-17 - Completion of three-classrooms block funded by donors from Western Canada

Local Contribution:

Bricks, volunteer labour

Background:

St. Paul Musekera Nursery and Primary School is situated in a very remote community in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains in western Uganda. The school was established in 2009 by the local Christian community with the aim of providing literacy and numeracy to the children of the area. The nearest school is nearly a two hour walk away down the mountain. 

Currently the school enrols 290 students in Nursery through Grade 7. Some of the children are housed in an incomplete three-classroom block build by the parents. One class operated in the church building and the other are in old semi-permanent structures built with wattle and mud.  The land is owned by the Catholic Diocese of Kasese.    

The community is based on subsistance agriculture with a few adult males travelling away from home for work. In June 2016 representatives of Classrooms for Africa, Ray Sutton and Bob Morton, visited the community and 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. They had erected the temporary classrooms and provided the bricks, stone-fill and labour for the project. 

 

 

 

 

 

Location:

Kasese District, Uganda