Matere Model Nursery/Primary School,
Kasese District, Uganda

Projects completed:

2018 - Construction of a three-classroom block funded by donors from Western Canada

2018 - Construction of a second three-classroom block funded by donors from Western Canada

Local Contribution:

Bricks, volunteer labour

Background:

Matere Model Nursery and Primary School is located in a remote rural area of the Kasese District of Uganda, in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains. The school started in 2012 and by 2016 enrolled around 218 students 3 to 14 years of age, offering all Nursery and the first 6 Primary grades (Pre-K – Grade 4).  It is operated by the Nyakabinogo Anglican Parish (Church of Uganda), Rwenzori Diosese, which owns the land on which the school is situated.

The primary school is one of two schools which the church operates as part of its community program. The second school runs a high school program.  The church seeks to support the impoverished community which has suffered lack of basic services due to remoteness, government neglect, wars in the area and some environmental calamities. Apart from providing basic education,  the church is also committed to pastoral care and health services.

When Classrooms for Africa became involved with the primary school in 2017, classes were being held in some incomplete buildings, in the small church building and under the trees when the weather permitted. A donor came forwarded and provided funds to build three permanent classrooms as the first phase in a plan to provide adequate permanent classroom space.

By February 2018, in time for the new school year, the three new classrooms were complete. In May 2018 representatives from Classrooms for Africa attended opening celebrations with the local community.  Construction of three more classrooms is now complete

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location:

Kasese District, Uganda