Our First Project: Building Magogo
We recently added the finishing touches to Emma Junior School in Magogo, a farming village that lies an hour's drive to the Northwest of Kampala.
The headmistress Rose and her team of teachers have been running a school in the village for ten years. It is the only one of its kind in the area, providing a safe and affordable space for over 100 of the village's youngest residents to learn and play.
After the original building was irreparably damaged by bad weather, the school was operating from an old house in the village. We decided to help, and raised the money needed to construct a brand new building. The new building has been operational since late 2012, and was christened Emma Junior School after Rose's son, Emmanuel.
We've made sure the school is kitted out with everything it needs including latrines and a water tank, solar panels, new playground equipment, and teaching resources. Food is grown on the school grounds to feed pupils and teachers and to allow the children to learn about good nutrition.
The school is doing well, and there are currently 150 pupils in attendance.