Uganda: Mama Kevina Comprehensive Secondary School Project
World Children’s Fund Mama Kevina School Q2 2014 Report
November 10, 2014
Naku Charles Lwanga and Jonathan White
Summary of Activities
The Second 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.
• Supporting the gardening project of the school so that the school can produce its own food and firewood.
• The school is currently developing a eucalyptus forest that will be a source of firewood in the future.
• The school hosted visitors from WCF and RMF’s CEO to witness the ceremonial handover of the new buildings. They also inspired the children and staff through speeches.
Completion of many buildings
Completed construction of the Boys’ and Girls’ Dormitories, with the Multipurpose Hall and Administration/Classroom Buildings still under construction and slated to be completed shortly. Three of the classrooms on the classroom block are already being used, and the children now sleep comfortably in their new dormitories.
World Children’s Fund visits
Ceremonial visit and inauguration of new buildings
Hosted World Children’s Fund visitors and RMF CEO, Dr. Martina C Fuchs, who conducted a full construction project audit and met with all staff and students of the school. The school also hosted a function for the visitors that was witnessed by parents’ representatives, district education officers and other stakeholders of the school.
Malaria cases dropping
Mosquito nets supply
Malaria cases are significantly reduced due to mosquito net supply and encouraging proper use of them.
Inter-house Festival Held
Music, Dance and Drama
Held an inter-house Music, Dance and Drama Festival; this part of school co-curricular activities promotes the talent development of the children. It is an activity the students eagerly await because every student and teacher and support staff gets involved in one way or another. It’s both fun and educational for the students (the theme this year was: Malaria- prevention and treatment)
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