Mama Kevina School Reaches New Heights
December 21, 2012
Naku Charles Lwanga and Jonathan White
Starting at the beginning of the Second Quarter of 2012, the World Children’s Fund started significant financial support of the school monthly operational funding. This funding is being used to cover the school’s various operational expenses, enabling it to significantly raise the level of academics and support for the students and orphans, also enabling the school to attract more paying students.
- Starting at the beginning of the Second Quarter of 2012, the World Children’s Fund started significant financial support of the school with full operational funding. This funding is being used to cover the school’s various operational expenses, enabling it to significantly raise the level of academics and support for the students and orphans. This will also enable the school to attract more paying students, high quality teachers and work towards the long term goal of becoming self-sufficient.
- Support the school administration in payment of staff salaries and the daily running of school programs
- Supply of school text books, laboratory and chemistry equipment for science practices
- Supply of computers to equip students and staff with computer skills and knowledge
- Equip the students with extra-curricular activities to participate in the regional games and sports to enhance the performance of the students and school in the region.
- Supply the students of World Children’s Fund / Mama Kevina Comprehensive Secondary School with food supplies and support the local youths in the surrounding slums.
- Support the school with medicine so that the school nurse can treat the children within school premises.
- Decrease cases of malaria among school staff and students.
Kitchen upgrade: The original kitchen above made was made of tin siding
Above is the local cooking stones used before the RMF/WCF starting giving Mama Kevina funds and below the cooking pot
Kitchen was relocated into one of the finished buildings and set up with new equipment
New cooking stoves in the kitchen
New kitchen counters and prep area
Support World Children’s Fund / Mama Kevina School with the following:
- Food supply for the students and staff
- Anti-malarial medication and mosquito net supplies for the students and staff
- 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.
- Support John Ochwo with medicines, medical supplies and medical consultation at Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala for heart disease before taken to India for heart surgery and after return to Uganda.
Summary of RMF/WCF-sponsored activities carried out during the reporting period under each project objective:
The Third Quarter saw not only the continued purchase of food supplies for students and payment of teaching staff salaries to keep schools operations running smoothly, but also the renovation and rebuilding of many of the campus facilities detailed in Section 10.
In addition to infrastructure projects, food and staff payments, WCF/RMF funds in this reporting period also contributed to the purchase of laboratory equipment, and medicine for the nurse to treat students within the school premises.
John Ochwo, the heart patient we sponsor, is also being facilitated with medication funds, given to him monthly. He is also being supported with his school fees and scholastic materials every term. All his dues for third term were cleared and he has started writing his senior four National exams to take him to senior five.
New water source next to new kitchen for washing utensils
Results and/or accomplishments achieved during this reporting period:
- RMF/WCF food sponsorship for Mama Kevina continues, with students now able to receive all the meals in a day. Previously, the students would only receive porridge in the morning and one meal in a day.
- Students are now also able to receive novels in their literature lesson, medical treatment within school premises, and computer lessons. Laboratory is equipped and students are able to have science practical within the school premises.
- Teachers are motivated with timely full payment and performance of students in class is greatly improving.
- As a result of the WCF/RMF funding, the school was officially registered by the Ministry of Education and Sports and was given centre number. This means that our students will sit for National exams within the school premises without having to travel.
Infrastructure improvement accomplishments:
- Relocation of the kitchen to a permanent and more hygienic setting
- Purchase of cooking equipment
- Roofing/Repair/renovation of one set of latrines.
- The purchase of new bed frames
- Preparation and planting of kitchen gardens/crops for sustainable food source
- New bed frames purchased
- Painting and cleaning of all campus buildings
- Constructions of new water tap next to kitchen.
- Malaria cases have greatly reduced due to mosquito net supply and encouraging proper use of them.
- The image of the school locally is changing for the better due to full participation of the school in the regional co-curricular activities.
Newly painted classrooms and plantings
Newly refurbished latrines