Kivubuka is one of the largest schools in the sub county with 1078 pupils. 6 of their classrooms were condemned when we first went there but they are now enjoying 12 fully refurbished classrooms, 3 newly built classrooms and a newly built school hall.
During the summer of 2006 a large number of volunteers both long term and short term worked very hard to repaint 12 classrooms inside and out along with some incredible teaching aids on the classroom walls.
Then in 2007 we received further funding from a lovely couple called Jo and Nick who donated over £1500 from donations received at their wedding. With further donations this paid for a new school hall which was desperately needed and the demolition and rebuild of a three classroom block.
Condemned classroom block and brand new classroom block which has has an 8000 ltr water catchment tank attached (above)
The school now has
- 12 fully refurbished classrooms
- a new 3 classroom block
- a new school hall
- 30 pit latrines
- an 8000 litre water catchment tank
Kivubuka were also lucky to have volunteer Bethan Dear work with them on a play about the effects of malaria and HIV, both affecting many children here. They put on a fabulous play and we were all very impressed with the effort they had put into learning their lines and acting.
Despite all the great work that has been achieved at Kivubuka, the school still has one condemned block that is in desperate need of work. With your continued support and fundraising hopefully we can complete the project we have started here!