Covenant Community School, Uganda

Pre-School and Primary School in Uganda

The school began with 10 children and based on its motto 'Building a Generation of Hope' the school was founded in 2008 with the full support of the local community.

Covenant Community School is in a village called Bupadhengo in Kamuli district of East Uganda. Covenant School is a really inspiring community-based project. During our first visit we were introduced to Molly and her husband Jonathon who set up the school to serve the community. A large number of children are orphaned or semi-orphaned due to HIV/Aids.

The school has grown in numbers to 320, 96 in pre-school and 226 in primary.

With no school in the area Molly with her teaching background decided the best way to bring about positive and lasting change was to educate the local children. The school began with 10 children and based on its motto 'Building a Generation of Hope' the school was founded in 2008 with the full support of the local community.

With the support of the community the school grew in size. Unfortunately the school had very few resources and the wooden structures offered little protection from the elements such as extreme heat, monsoon rain and mud floors. 

Solution

Thanks to a Fundraising Appeal we were able to give the go ahead to fund four new classrooms with concrete foundations, brick walls, glass windows and metal doors, providing a clean and dry learning environment. The school has grown in numbers to 320, 96 in pre-school and 226 in primary. The school aims to reach 350-400 children.

Covenant School has future plans to provide housing to attract qualified teachers and further classrooms to accommodate new children. Recently the School benefited from support from a charity which funds African playgrounds.

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