Our classrooms for grades P1 and P2 were completed in January of this year. Our P1 (first grade) class began their instruction in their room last month, and they are so excited to have such a beautiful room for their use.
The P2 classroom is currently being used as a lunchroom for the students, which is a huge improvement over the food tent that was used last year, which would sometimes leak during heavy rains or become unstable during wind.
These new rooms have allowed us to expand our school at the rate we envisioned, and we can happily look forward to the next round of construction for our P3 and P4 classrooms, as well aa construction on an official lunch room.
Some of our costs exceeded our initial plan, and we have more classrooms to build in 2019 and 2020. Your generous support of our school and community center in Kyanamira, Uganda is making a huge impact. We appreciate every donation we have received more than words can express. Your future generosity will help us continue to partner with the local community and provide education and community services for at-risk children. Thank you!
Dec 10, 2018
Our New Classrooms are Nearing Completion!
By Rebekah Johnson - Communications Director
New Classroom Progress (Overview)
Construction began on our two new classrooms in September thanks to generous donors and our partnership with Global Giving. It was our goal to begin construction on two new classrooms to serve the first and second grades in autumn 2018, and have them completed before the new school year commences this winter (February 2019). We are happy to report that construction is nearing completion, and right on time, as we just graduated 11 students who will be moving up after the school break!
We are still fundraising to complete finishes, such as the plaster work inside, as well and door and window sills. When the internal plaster work is completed, we will finish the paint and décor for these new classrooms to make them bright and engaging for younger learners. External projects that are still in progress include the rain water channel to divert flooding, and the sewage and waste water systems, but most are over 80% completed.
Our teachers, support staff, and students are thrilled to see Rukundo Preparatory school expand. This flagship programs serves the entire community through weekly Kids’ Sundays and a mushroom growing co-operative house on the school’s land. We are thankful for how far we have come and optimistic about growing our programs and expanding out reach in 2019 and beyond!