Following up on our March 2019 blog post, here we feature the second of the two new schools which have been waiting for permanent classrooms for over 2 years. At last some funds have been donated to begin construction! Thank you donors from Western Canada!
HOPE JUNIOR CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
This primary school is located in the small rural village of Nakibole, Lugazi District of Uganda around 50 km east of Kampala. Current enrollment at the school is well over 250 students in Kindergarten through Grade 7. Established in 2016, the school is an outreach of the New Hope Prayer Centre located on the same property. Besides education the church is also actively involved in providing help for the local rural impoverished community including digging a well with a clean water supply, health care and vocational training.
Currently classes are held in temporary wood and tin structures as seen below:
The school community was overwhelmed and excited when Classrooms for Africa was able to provide funds in April 2019 for the construction of a permanent four-classroom block. As evidenced below, project director David and his team has been busy clearing land, laying foundations and building the walls. He is almost ready for his next installment of the funds. A group from Vancouver island has supported the operation of the school for a number of years. One new classroom is being dedicated to the memory one of the group who passed away recently, while another will honor one of their members who turns 100 years in 2019!
Below are photos of representatives from Classrooms for Africa who visited the school in 2018. Note the kitchen facility in the lower right. The school provides a meal each day for the children who are often in need of a nourishing meal.
After the construction of the four-classroom block in progress, Classrooms for Africa aims to continue to raise the funds for a further six permanent classrooms, an office with storage facilities and a kitchen.