SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION UGANDA
The NGO "Our Children and Our Future" has been promoting education in Uganda since 2003. In Bukomansimbi, a school with four classrooms was opened in 2016 after lessons had started under a tree a year earlier. Grades 1-7 are taught to 130 children, and another 100 students attend the preschool. In 2020, the school was forced to close due to the COVID-19 epidemic. After reopening in 2022, student enrollment has increased further due to the permanent closure of other schools.
Most of the 156,000 inhabitants of the Bukomansimbi district live from the yield of small fields. 34% of school-age children are subject to child labor. Income is often below the poverty line of $1.90 per day. The area is particularly affected by HIV, resulting in many AIDS orphans.
Education is the means to fight poverty, prevent early pregnancies and improve life and job opportunities. Therefore, with our support, the Trinity Academy will be expanded by the addition of a three-story building which includes a dormitory and six classrooms. The school will then have the capacity to enroll 450 pupils.