What a wonderful trip to Uganda this November. Our team of 4 conducted a 5 day Teachers seminar, gave 384 book bags, studied how Nyamabuga Foundational School could become more self-sustaining, toured the 67 acre farm that produces most of the schools food for 402 students and staff, visited their Grinding Mill where the schools corn is prepared, and even had a day for a safari boat ride to see some of Africa’s wild animals.
Watch an overview video of this trip on Youtube.
The school is doing very well. In their latest testing, the students placed 2nd among 300 schools in their district! An awesome testament to the quality of teaching and excellence of the school spirit which has been growing despite losing their dear Founder Sister Gertrude Kabatalemwa. Directors Emmanuel Mwesigye and Clare Businge have been doing well directing NEEPUganda. God is faithful.
There are 2 priority needs which the school is facing at this time.
- Fresh, healthy drinking water for the school. A well has been started – dug to 70 meters (210 ft) where they hit rock. A different drilling team is now needed to pass through the rock to reach the water which is typically at 100 meters (300 ft) in their area. Then a pump with electrical connections will finish the well. However, to distribute the water to the whole compound a water storage tank on a concrete stand and distribution pipes are needed so that water can be gravity fed to any part of the school compound which is over 12 acres.
At this time the children are drawing their water from the large rain catchment cistern fed by water off the school roof.
2. A Growing School. There are now 78 boarding students which is expected to double soon and due to the excellence of the schools teachers there are many more day students who want to attend. The current classrooms are being used to capacity. More space is needed. The existing, unfinished building intended for secondary students could economically provide the extra space needed to accommodate additional students. The basic structure is standing. Only the finishing work is yet needed, such as: doors, windows, lights, wall plaster, floor surfacing and rod iron.
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