Hall Construction Underway
New School Hall Construction
Construction of the new hall is already underway; machinery is on site to excavate the foundations.
This is a substantial operation, partly because the site is on a significant slope and a protective wall is required to
shield the building from heavy rains.
The timing of the project is perfect… as each team of builders complete their speciality on the
Kirima Primary School Hall construction, they will move onto the Nyakabungo site.
Update: the new photo from Frbaruary 2019 shows how quickly the foundations have been prepared and
first layer of bricks laid. If only we could build this quickly in the UK!
New School Hall for Nyakabungo
A generous donor has enabled us to build a new multi-purpose school hall at Nyakabungo.
This is a vital stage in the transformation of the school from a basic classroom block into a fully resourced
The hall will have many uses including assemblies, eating lunch, teaching nursery children and sitting exams.
The climate in South-western Uganda is mild but it does rain a lot and these activities often cannot take place
Kirima Trustees look forward to visiting the school in August to see the children using the new facility.
It will make such a difference to the school.
Thank you to CURED sponsors who have given generously over many years.
Thank you Hartford Schools Harambee who sponsor many children at Nyakabungo.
Welcome to Cuddington Primary School in Cheshire and thank you for your support of Nyakabungo School in Uganda.
It is difficult to think of better ways you could spend £15 per month and make such a big difference to children's lives.
Updated January 2019
Toilets and ecosan unit
In September's very heavy rains, a landslide destroyed the old toilet block.
Thank you for the generous donation which has enabled us to complete the new toilet block so quickly and keep
the school open.
Primary 7 Exams
The children sit national exams when they complete their primary education.
Nyakabungo children achieved remarkable results at the end of 2017: 6 got 1st grade and 16 got 2nd grade.
By comparison, of the 400 children in 10 government schools in Kanungu, only one achieved 1st grade.
Nyakabungo is located in a very poor area and the children we look after are deprived even by local standards; the education
they now receive gives them a start in life which was unimaginable a few years ago.
Well done Nyakabungo!
New Sports Pitch
Goalposts and grass surface on new pitch
A donor generously funded a sports pitch, which will be much used and appreciated by the children. The rocks made this job more
difficult than expected but this has now been sorted with bigger machinery.
The new photo above shows the grass surface getting established on the new pitch.
Staff and Pupils
Hamlet with two children at Nyakabungo
Darlington, the new headteacher, is settling in well with staff and pupils.
There are 312 girls and boys; all day pupils.
Last year, 100% of leavers went on to secondary school - an outstanding achievement in Uganda.
The children are clearly very happy and engaged with school activities.
Windows being installed at Nyakabungo Primary
The classrooms at Nyakabungo were pretty basic even by Uganda standards. They have been improved, including installing
glass windows to keep the rain out.
Growing coffee at Nyakabungo
The lunch meal provided is a very important part of ensuring children do not get malnutrition, as there will not always
be enough food for them at home. They raise chickens and grow coffee & bananas on site to make some money for the
school and teach children agriculture skills.