Kirama Primary School is set in a remote location on a back road heading into the Murchison Falls National Park. From the school, there are spectacular views across the Nile River and into the Nebbi district. There are currently 560 children at the school. Thanks to fundraising efforts by Leeds University students in 2011, we were able to build 3 new classrooms and refurbish one of the existing classroom blocks.
The first group of volunteers spent 4 weeks on the site and helped out with digging the foundations making and carrying bricks. Their efforts helped the builders make excellent progress on the site and the new classroom block quickly started to take shape.
With the building progressing nicely, the second group of volunteers were able to crack on with the refurbishment of one of the existing classroom blocks. They replaced the windows and doors and had good fun taking a sledgehammer to the floor!
The school was participating in a dance competition during the time the volunteers were there. The children took this opportunity to use the volunteers as a test audience for their routine – a great spectacle for the group as well!
The hospitality shown by Kirama School was amazing and all the volunteers loved staying on this site. A huge thank you to Leeds University for their incredible fundraising efforts here.