Uganda: Mama Kevina Comprehensive Secondary School Project
World Children’s Fund Mama Kevina School Q4 2013 Report
February 02, 2014
Naku Charles Lwanga and Jonathan White
Summary of Activities
The Fourth Quarter saw the continued purchase of food supplies for students, payment of teaching staff salaries, facilitation of students in the regional games and sports, and the renovation and rebuilding and expansion of the girls’ bathrooms and installation of a new security gate.
New Girls’ and Boys’ Dorms
We were very excited to announce in mid-2013, World Children’s Fund’s funding the construction of four new buildings, which will substantially increase the capacity of the school to attract more paying students to help subsidize the non-paying students and move closer to becoming a sustainable school.
John Ochwo, the heart patient we sponsor, continued being facilitated with medication funds, given to him monthly. He is also being supported with his school fees and scholastic materials every term.
Purchase of Medicines
Treatment Available on Premises
In addition, WCF/RMF funds in this reporting period also continued contributing to the purchase of medicine for the nurse to treat students within the school premises.
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