High Level Early Childhood Centre, Iganga

Project Overview

The High Level Early Childhood Centre is in Iganga in rural Uganda and has been providing nursery and primary education for local children since 2007. The children live in the poorest of conditions, without this project many local families could not afford to educate their children. The centre also provides a home for some of the orphaned students.

Project Facts
Location Iganga  ( Eastern Uganda, 65 miles from Kampala)
Project Theme Nursery and primary education with some orphan support
Project Director Esther Mugumya
Number of Staff 12 teachers
Number of children 409
Number of Girls 50%
Number of Boys 50%
Age Range  3 - 14 years
Facilities

Primary classrooms,Nursery block for 170 children, Kitchen and bedrooms for orphaned children 

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Current Needs

£25.00 - teachers salary for 1 month

Project Gallery Additional Information

After careful consideration Hand in Hand decided to adopt this project in October 2011. Esther Mugamya the local pioneer has been the drviving force with a team of community members for the project. There is a desperate need for nursery and primary education in Uganda's ever growing population and with nothing avaliable in the local area the team took action. With many families unable to afford fees it was an urgent need in the area. 

Facilities are very basic but there is a committed team of teachers, who often worked without pay before Hand in Hand assisted, who are trying to give these children a good start in life through the basic need of education.

The centre is also meeting the needs of some of the orphans in the area. Some children stay with committee members whilst others are being cared for at the school.

The community has assisted the project by bringing food supplies when they are able and contributing funds which has enabled the centre to purchase the land the school is on.

Hand in Hand raised the funds in 2013 for the desperately needed nursery block that serves 170 children. Previously it had been a mud hut that collapsed during the heavy rainy season. Now they are able to comfortably teach three classes and accomodate an admistration office. 

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