Mama Kevina Comprehensive Secondary School Project, Tororo, Uganda

The Mama Kevina School is both an orphanage and a boarding school that provides education and care for orphans in Eastern Uganda.   The boarding school caters to both orphans and some local paying students and is located just a few kilometers outside of the town of Tororo in Eastern Uganda, about 200 kilometers from the capital, Kampala.   

Mama Kevina Comprehensive Secondary Schoolwas opened in 2006 with international financial support, and with the goal of providing both secondary education and vocational training. The student population is mostly from Northern Uganda where many children have been affected by ongoing wars, floods and HIV/AIDS. Many of the students' parents were killed by rebels or AIDS which left many of the children as orphans; some boys had been forced to be child soldiers. Enrolled at the school are students ranging in age from 11 to 24, who attend secondary grades 1 to secondary 4.

Starting at the beginning of the Second Quarter of 2012, the World Children’s Fund started significant financial support of the school's operational funding.  This funding is being used to cover the school’s various operational expenses, enabling it to significantly raise the level of academics and support for the orphans.  This will also enable the school to attract more paying students and work towards becoming self-sufficient.  

Initiative Updates

May 26, 2011
Target Population: Students at the Mama Kevina Secondary School, local youth in the surrounding slums, as well as the general population of Tororo, and Malaba at the Uganda/Kenya border, and Lira Nursing School in northern Uganda. Project...
February 8, 2011
The following is a story told by RMF's Uganda Project Coordinator, Charles Naku, about a heart patient that we, together with Mending Kids International, sent to India for a heart operation.  This was done last year, and John Ochwo is...
February 4, 2011
Project Goals: • Alleviate post-traumatic stress for the students at Mama Kevina Comprehensive Secondary School, local youth in the surrounding slums, as well as the general population of Tororo, and Malaba at the Uganda/Kenya border,...
July 6, 2010
Our Acupuncture Treatment program at the Mama Kevina School and surrounding areas in Tororo continues successfully although the school is now struggling to stay open due to the loss of its operational financial support from its primary donor....