Help US Students Finish Classrooms in Uganda

 
$1,317
$1,183
Raised
Remaining

Help US Students Finish Classrooms in Uganda

Help US Students Finish Classrooms in Uganda
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Foundation in Early Stages

Foundation in Early Stages
The foundation of the three new classrooms in their early days of construction, spring 2010. These are the first new classrooms built in this village in over 75 years. (view small | med | large | orig)

Students Moving Bricks

Students Moving Bricks
Walt Whitman students arrive in July, 2010 to help finish construction of the three classrooms. Children from the village move bricks to help speed up construction. (view small | med | large | orig)

Village Effort

Village Effort
Many residents of the village constributed to constructing the foundation for the classrooms to help develop their community. (view small | med | large | orig)

Students of the Buyobo Primary School

Students of the Buyobo Primary School
Some of the many students who attend the Buyobo Primary School assembled to thank the Walt Whitman students for their help. They are led by Olive Wolimbwa, head of the Women's Microfinance Initiative, which sponsered the Walt Whitman students. (view small | med | large | orig)

View of the School

View of the School
Buyobo primary school was built in the 1930's and has had no major repairs since that time. It is falling apart with crumbling cement floors and holes in the roof. There are over 100 children in some of the classroom and in these conditions they can simply not learn. Students from Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Maryland learned of their plight and travelled to Uganda in July, 2010 to help. (view small | med | large | orig)

View of the Hole in the Roof

View of the Hole in the Roof
Headmistress Irene Nbende points to gaping hole in the roof of a typical classroom. Chunks of cement litter the grond where they have broken off from the floor. The blackboard is so old, chalk barely shows up when teachers write on it. There is no furniture in many classrooms like this one. It is impossible for students to learn in this environment. (view small | med | large | orig)

School Motto Living Onward

School Motto Living Onward
The school motto written on the front proclaims knowledge above all. Its chipped and faded paint is barely legible. Help us make this motto mean something again to the children of Buyobo! (view small | med | large | orig)

Help US Students Finish Classrooms in Uganda

Help US Students Finish Classrooms in Uganda
Photo from Progress Report 'Construction Begun!' (view small | med | large | orig)

Help US Students Finish Classrooms in Uganda

Help US Students Finish Classrooms in Uganda
Photo from Progress Report 'Construction Begun!' (view small | med | large | orig)

Funded

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Organization

Project Leader

Robyn Nietert

President
Bethesda, Maryland United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Help US Students Finish Classrooms in Uganda