Kibambura is a community school which lies on the road passing along Lake Albert before turning off and leading into The Murchison Falls Conservation Area from the West. It is a dusty place completely opposite to the lush green vegetation surrounding most of the schools we work with in Jinja.
The classes were taking place in a community church building and under trees with barely enough space for all the children.
Thanks to the incredible fundraising efforts of the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Leeds volunteers we have been able to
- -Build a brand new 3 classroom block with store room and a 2 classroom block
- -Build a 5 stance pit latrine block
- -Paint the entire school inside and out including teaching aids
The 2008 3 classroom block was built in just two short months with extra sweat and labour being provided by the Leeds volunteers themselves! The community showed them incredible hospitality and even built them a mud hut to live in whilst they worked on the new building.
We chose to build at this school to take some pressure off P1, P2 and P3 classes at Ngwedo Primary School where the classes were over 100 children and many of the children were having to walk long distances to get to the school. Kibambura is located just over 2km away from Ngwedo.
In 2009 the Leeds volunteers fundraised for and helped build another 2 classroom block (as well as painting the 3 classroom block from the 2008) which was then painted by some of the 2010 crew!
Check out these videos by a couple of our Leeds volunteers, filmed during their time in Uganda, in particular Kibambura!