In 2013, the Child Care Project founded a pre-primary and elementary school in the region of Iganga.
Back then, we took care of about 40 children of socially weak families. In addition to teaching, we began providing 2 meals a day. The school had 3 teachers and a cook.
In 2018 we completed the first stage of erecting brick buildings, giving us four classrooms, an office for the teachers, a kitchen and toilets. This was a significant milestone for our project, for the new buildings provide optimal and sustainable conditions for our children to learn.
In October-December 2019, we managed to complete the first school block with the fifth classroom. Besides the school building, a 1000-liter water tank is installed to collect rainwater for multiple purposes.
In January 2020, we have started teaching the Primary 2 class.
Our aim is to build another five rooms over the next years so that all seven primary school classes (according to the British-Ugandan school system) and three kindergarten groups have their proper rooms. We consequently work on bringing our children through their complete primary school education, so that a sustainable change in the life of this community can be implemented.
May we express our genuine appreciation to all our friends and supporters for their contributions. We can make a difference together !
The entire staff of our primary school and kindergarten, as well as the board members of the CCP.
At the far left of the photo you can see Ester, the school’s director. Her mission is to provide care and education to needy children.
Dani and Jan on the left and Jim on the far right are the CCP’s board and visited the projects in August 2015 for 5 weeks. Much has been improved during this time. See travelogues.
Next to Dani and Jan, you’ll see Gorret, the school teacher and mother of Derek, one of our schoolchildren. Derek has sickle cell anemia.
In the middle of the picture is Susan, an intern at school and niece of Ester and Jim. She wants to study agriculture, if the financial means permit.
Next to Susan, you can see the elementary school cook taking care of breakfast and lunch.
Ruth, who is next to Jim, is also a teacher and lives with her family in a small house on the CCP school property. Her two daughters, Anisija and Asima also go to the CCP school. Her husband Mubarak, also a teacher but not at our school, is an active supporter.
As part of the lesson, we provide the children with a weekly timetable to provide a regular daily routine.
Unfortunately, the school building had come down throughout the years.
Dani and Jan helped renovate the school building as part of their Uganda trips.
The walls as well as the roof have been completely renewed. A rain gutter has been installed to prevent the daily rain from flooding the entrance to the classrooms and carrying the floor away. The water from the gutter is now collected in a large water barrel and can be used by the school.
The floor has been leveled and the big step in front of the classroom entrance has disappeared.
It was also very important to us that the newly built school building is now waterproof and windproof and does not have to be rebuilt after every storm. This is now guaranteed.
Inside, too, a lot has happened. New panels have been added, which are repainted every 3 months to ensure that they last longer and can be cleaned well, as they are made of painted wood panels only. In addition, new posters and learning materials were hung, which were also made more durable by a protective film. For each child, there is now a small table with a small sponge on which to write the individual letter.
The school tries to provide children with breakfast and lunch every day. This consists mostly of porridge for breakfast and rice and beans for lunch.
Another point that was very important to us was the implementation of a hygiene seminar. There Dani explained to the teachers as well as to the children and their parents how important hygiene is. For each child, there is now a local toothbrush and toothpaste in the school. In addition, a small container was purchased with which the children can wash their hands after a toilet or before eating. This is filled with the help of water from the rain barrel. It was also ensured that a first aid package is now available at school.
In August 2015, not only the school building was renewed, but also the latrines of the school. The former latrines had come down quite low and no longer complied with the hygiene conditions. Due to a generous donation, this latrine building of Kimuli, after the departure of Dani and Jan, could be realized. A big Zaunbau 1thank you very much!
Also, the school grounds were fenced, so that the children can play and learn protected in the playground.