Uganda: Precious Childrens Centre

New Wall Creates Better Learning Environment: Q4 2018

February 20, 2019

Naku Charles Lwanga

RMF’s Donation Gives Children Greater Stability

Approximately 385 Pupils Served

Throughout 2018, the Precious Children’s Centre had about 385 pupils. Before the school began receiving support from RMF, many students had to drop out before the end of the year because they were unable to pay their school fees. However, this year students who would have otherwise dropped out were allowed to remain until the end of the school year. This was made possible by RMF’s donation which enables the school to buy food and continue to care for students until the parents are able to pay. In this way, this ongoing support not only benefits the school, but also the parents and pupils.

School Development Projects

New Wall Fence Built

By enabling the school to buy food, RMF’s donation also allows the school to use funds collected from school fees to organize school development projects. During the fourth reporting period, the school was able to build a wall fence to protect the children and the school property from outside disturbances. The wall fence has created a better learning environment for students. The school was also able to renovate the classroom by repainting the walls and build another small dormitory

Motivated Teachers Make a Difference

High Passing Rates Earned

The teachers were paid on time throughout the year, which boosted their morale and helped them generate high passing rates for the Primary Leaving Examinations (PLEs). During 2018, these motivated teachers had 19 exam candidates in primary seven, 10 of whom passed in divisional grade one (the highest scoring group), and 9 of whom passed in grade two. There were no failing scores in the third and fourth divisional grades.

  • Support children’s nutrition
  • Strengthen operations of the Precious Children’s Centre
  • Strategize ways to improve, expand, and create projects

Founded by Kawempe Division native and OPM officer Robert Baryamwesiga in 2011, the Precious Children’s Centre provides food, shelter, rehabilitation, and primary education to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and former street children. Real Medicine Foundation began supporting the Precious Children’s Centre in 2015, providing funds for nutritious food, which has improved the children’s health and concentration and stabilized operations at the Precious Children’s Centre.