A Heart-warming Story

In June a team of representatives from Classrooms for Africa and donors made a whirlwind trip to Uganda - visiting 16 school projects in 6 days! They travelled in the east and the west of the country, visiting some completed projects, some projects in progress and some new project waiting to be approved. Opening celebrations at nine of the school were highlights, but Okweta Primary School near the town of Soroti is the focus here. The school was started by a group of parents in a rural community which was struggling to come to life after many years of wars and social unrest in northern Uganda. The local community was given land to start a primary school. The parents and supporters "built" a grass and stick structure which served as classrooms for Grade 1 through 3 students. The school board meetings were held under trees. In 2015 Classrooms for Africa became aware of this needy school and being impressed by the commitment of the community to provide an education for the children, agreed to sponsor the building of permanent classrooms. When donors were found, construction began. Since that time three classroom blocks have been built and this year along with the third block, a kitchen and water harvesting system were officially "opened" with our team in attendance. The pictures below help to tell the story . . . .

                                                                               OKWETA PRIMARY SCHOOL - JANUARY 2015

                                                                             OKWETA PRIMARY SCHOOL - JANUARY 2015

                                                                               OKWETA PRIMARY SCHOOL - JUNE 2018

                                                                             OKWETA PRIMARY SCHOOL - JUNE 2018