The Journey at Matere Model!

Classrooms for Africa was first introduced to Matere Model Nursery and Primary School, Uganda, in November 2016 when a team of our representatives and donors visited the remote mountain-top community. After a harrowing journey in a truck on a road especially fashioned for the occasion, the team plus local school leaders arrived "at the top of the world" in the Ruwenzori foothills. A very warm and melodious welcome awaited them all! A further trek by foot up the hillside brought them to some partially built rooms which, together with shady trees, comprised the classrooms of the 4 year old school, run by the Church of Uganda Diocese. Most of the over 220 students were on hand in their bright orange shirts. Touched by the enterprising spirit of the administration and the lack of resources to provide an adequate learning environment for these children, some of the visitors determined to help answer the desperate need for safe and secure classroom accommodation. By mid-2017 they were ready to donate to the project and the ball was set in motion to start the building process. A team of volunteers from the local community had been busy making bricks by hand for the project. By January 2018 a new classroom block was ready for students to start their new school year. Classrooms for Africa hopes to be on hand when the building is opened soon. The dream is to see a second classroom block built later this year. Thank you donors for making an amazing difference in the lives of these beautiful children! The pictures below help to tell the story, including the happy and exited students on their first day of the 2018 school year!