Founded in 2016, we at The Uganda School Project set out to support educational development in Uganda. The aim is simple; find schools that are most in need and, in collaboration with the local community, provide proper infrastructure to allow the community to prosper self sufficiently.
The Uganda School Project was set up in 2016 by a group of friends, with the aim of supporting struggling schools in rural Uganda. During our first years we have supported Bumakenya Primary School, in Manafwa, Eastern Uganda. We established an infrastructure at the school, which included the installation of clean water source, 4 new classrooms, new teachers, sports programmes, health screening for the community, free lunch for the pupils and for the first time, clean and safe latrines.
Makenya is set in one of the most breath-taking areas in Uganda, but was really suffering from government and community neglect. Although the Ugandan government has an initiative to provide public education for all (under the ‘Universal Primary Education’ programme), a severe lack of resources, accountability and support means the educational system is highly ineffective. UNESCO has estimated that 68% of children in Uganda who enrol in primary school are likely to drop out before finishing the prescribed seven years. The statistics are worse for girls and for children with any sort of disability.
We are proud to say that the school is in much better condition since our work began in 2016, both in terms of the facilities and quality of the education, and look forward to seeing the potential of the the school and its learners realised. The school was built in collaboration with the local community, and we all take a huge amount of pride the school, but the work is far from finished.. We rely on the generosity of our supporters and will continue to need your help to help us achieve the schools aims!
Bumakenya Primary School now has:
Free school lunch for student
Microfinance program for local business women
Safe, clean drinking water for the school and community
Medical screening campaign for the whole community
Teachers trained in more student-led, active participation teaching methods.