Construction of a tarmac road means the Kirima School Hall must be demolished.
We need to raise £85,000 before Christmas to build a replacement by the start of next term.
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Architect's drawing of the replacement Kirima Primary School Hall
First promised ten years ago, construction of the tarmac road from Rukungiri to Kanungu has finally
It is fantastic news for this isolated community which currently suffers a two-hour drive on
dirt tracks to reach tarmac roads. Improved transport will bring jobs, skilled people, better crop prices
and less expensive goods.
It is less good news for Kirima Primary as the wider road needs some school buildings to be demolished.
After waiting ten years, we had only a few weeks’ notice of construction. But preparations
are already in place: alternative land has been purchased and threatened classrooms replaced.
Compensation will cover the cost of the replacement kitchen and relocating the grain milling facility
(which processes affordable meals for our schools).
The remaining task is to build a replacement hall for assemblies, meals, exams, evening activities and
to house a new IT classroom. We have 8 weeks to raise £85,000 so it can be built over the Christmas
holidays ready for the new school term.
Why do we work in rural Uganda?
A few stats about Kanungu…
Of people are children under 16 years old.
Of people are educated even to Primary level.
Of people are educated to Secondary Level or beyond.
Of working people’s main source of income is subsistence farming.
Average number of people per household.
Number of living siblings per household.
Number of non-living siblings per household.
Average no of children for each mother.
Source: Uganda Bureau of Statistics
How can I help?
If you are reading this, you may already be making an active contribution. On behalf of the people in Kanungu, thank you!
There are many ways you can make a difference, here are some of them:
Nearly 1,000 people in the UK sponsor a child at one of the primary or secondary schools. But 80% of the children at
Nyakabungo Primary are still without a sponsor.
For just £15 per month, you can ensure a child gains an education.
We will send you regular newsletters and, once a year, a letter from your sponsored child with their
photo … so you can see what a difference you are making.
100% of your sponsorship goes to the schools, it is not spent on UK admin or marketing.
Click here to download your sponsorship form:
Sponsor a child
We welcome donations of any size, from a few pounds to many thousands. In fact, to continue our major impact we need
a host of small donors and a few major ones. Recent donations, which are much appreciated, include:
- A TV and DVD player to entertain and educate Kirima boarding pupils
- Eight new laptops to create an IT library at Kirima Primary
- A sports pitch at Nyakabungo
- Three footballs
- Science laboratories for the University
- Playground equipment for Kirima
We work closely with two related volunteer organisations:
Volunteer Uganda operates 6 and 12 week volunteer teaching programmes based from in its dedicated (and fantastic)
lodge which has already hosted over 1,000 young volunteers.
LRTT hosts qualified teachers in its fellowship programme which focuses on improving teacher quality by running
teacher training programmes in limited resource contexts.
Our success relies on links with organisations in the UK and around the world who support our work.
Please get in touch if you are interested in discussing how we can work together. Some of our great partnerships
- Schools, pupils and families
- Church congregations
- Rotary Clubs
- Individuals with time and/or money!