Mpungwe Primary School is located deep in the village surrounded by sugar cane fields. We received a request from the LC5 of Jinja to work at three schools in this area which were community schools at the time. They needed permanent structures to be able to apply for government status so we were happy to help.
In the summer of 2009 the Middlesex Uni crew stayed at this school and helped to build the first 3 classroom block below:
The school was also lucky to have a water catchment tank added to this school by another organisation called The Haileybury Youth Trust. You can just about see the tank on the left hand side of this building.
In 2010 a group of Scouts from the UK fundraised an impressive £14,000 to build a second 3 classroom block and a set of pit latrines. They came to Uganda in August 2010 and painted all six classrooms for us!
A fantastic hand over ceremony was held before the Scouts headed off for a well earned break and to the joy of the school the scouts also bought 150 desks which arrived just as the ceremony was getting underway.
The application for government status is well underway and we hope that this school will start receiving government funding and teachers in time for the 2011 school year.
Thank you so much to everyone involved in both fundraising and working to build/paint this school.