Uganda: Mama Kevina Comprehensive Secondary School Project
World Children’s Fund Mama Kevina School Q1 2014 Report
April 25, 2014
Naku Charles Lwanga and Jonathan White
Summary of Activities
The First Quarter of 2014 saw the continued purchase of food supplies for students and payment of teaching staff salaries to keep the school’s operations running smoothly; the facilitation of students in the regional games and sports, and the continuation of the major new building construction project on campus.
Due to ongoing negotiations with the school management/administration concerning the project, RMF had halted payments temporarily until resolving the situation. Payments were started again in late May and work has continued, giving the Contractor a time extension of 45 calendar days.
Dr. Martina Fuchs Visits
Conducts Construction Project Audit
Hosted RMF CEO, Dr. Martina C Fuchs, who conducted a full construction project audit and met with all staff and students of the school.
Academic Performance Improved
School Ranked 3rd in Tororo District
There has been an improvement in overall academic performance at WCF Mama Kevina School as a result of all of the staff and student support received from RMF/WCF. The school was recently ranked third in all of Tororo District based on the senior four national examination results, released in February 2014.
Mama Kevina Comprehensive Secondary School was 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.
Support World Children’s Fund Mama Kevina School with the following:
• Food supply for the students and staffs
• Support of the school garden work: planting of the maize, and now they are weeding
• Anti-malarial medication and mosquito net supplies for the students and staff
• Support the school clinic with other medications
• Payment of staff salaries
• Support computer purchases to teach IT skills
• Purchase of text books and other school teaching supplies
• Purchase of office equipment supplies like photocopier, printer, and office furniture
• Facilitate participating in community outreach and inter-house competitions with music, dance, drama, regional games and sports held in partnership with the Tororo District
• Support of infrastructure/constructions projects on campus