Vineyard Christian School
Status: waiting for a donor
Vineyard Chrisian School is a Nursery and Primary school located in Opiyai village in the Soroti District of eastern Uganda.
The school was started in 2008 by Christian parents to provide the children in this Teso region with quality Christain education. While some of the student body comes from relatively privileged homes many children live in marginalized families. About 10% of the students are unable to paid any school fees at all. As the region suffered from war from 1980 through 2004, many of the children are traumatized and/or orphaned. AIDS has also taken its toll on the parents’ generation. The school owns the land on which it is situated. At present it enrols over 250 students and there is the demand to grow to over 300 students when additional facilities are complete. So far two classrooms have been completed and another classroom block started but this is incomplete due to lack of immediate funds. The school is operated by a management committee which includes some educators and pastors from various local churches.
Building applied for
Application was made to Classrooms for Africa for a grant to complete the additional classroom block, an office, staff room and toilets. Construction materials include bricks, cement, sand, tin roofing sheets, timber, metal doors and windows.
$26,000 is needed to compete the project. In addition, the parents will continue to contribute 7,000 Uganda Shillings (about $3.00) per child per term for the construction fund. The community is committed to assisting with the construction under supervision of the management committee.
Funds will be disbursed by Classrooms for Africa’s representative in Uganda who will also track the project and provide updates.