Uganda: Mama Kevina Comprehensive Secondary School Project
World Children’s Fund Mama Kevina School Q3 2014 Report
January 26, 2015
Naku Charles Lwanga and Jonathan White
Summary of Activities
The Third Quarter of 2014 saw the regular 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.
RMF/WCF funding the purchase of food has helped the school to continue providing all the meals in a day for the students.
The Multipurpose Hall is now completed and the classroom block is the final building receiving finishing touches in the Third Quarter.
86 Candidates Prepared
The school has adequately prepared and presented 86 candidates for the national examinations that commenced in October.
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