Uganda: Mama Kevina Comprehensive Secondary School Project
World Children’s Fund Mama Kevina School Q1 2015 Report
June 17, 2015
Naku Charles Lwanga and Casey Mixter
Construction Project Complete
Number of Paying Students Increased
New buildings will increase the number of paying students to help subsidize the support of the orphans and vulnerable students that are not able to pay.
Reduce Dust, Beautify School
Put tarmac on the pavement from the main gate to the girls’ dormitories so as to reduce on the dust and mud in the school as well as beautifying the school.
Students Enjoy Information, Entertainment
Installed DSTV on the multipurpose hall so that students have access to information and entertainment
National Examinations Results
Candidates who sat for the national examinations received their results and the performance was very impressive. The school did not register any failures.
The funding from RMF/WCF enabled the school to feed the students a balanced diet and the students are looking healthy.
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