JJ Community Transformation (U)

Project Overview

JJ Community Transformation (U) operates in rural South West Uganda. Started in 2007 by local pioneers motivated by Christian love and values, its aim is to work alongside the local community to provide quality subsidised education, vocational training and other services to bring development and transformation in the area.

Project Facts
Location South West Uganda
Project Theme Education and vocational training,enabling children and families to transform their community
Project Director Horace Muhabuzi, Solomon Jagwe and Hazel Collett
Number of Staff 28 teachers, 6 Ground Staff
Number of children 344 Primary pupils, 348 Secondary pupils
Number of Girls 60%
Number of Boys 40%
Age Range 4 to 23
Facilities Land, classrooms, vocational workshops,administration rooms, kitchen, latrines, one staff house, protected spring for water and roof harvesting for water, playgrounds.
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Current Needs
  1. £  5.00 = a text book for a pupil
  2. £  8.50 = 1 bag of cement to continue the building project
  3. £20.00 = a desk and stool for 1 secondary student
  4. £  2.00   = 1 child's contribution towards his/her teacher's salary per month. Very few parents are able to meet this cost.
  5. £15.00  = school fees for 1 term to enable a secondary student with minimal financial support to continue education
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South West Uganda is a fertile, densely populated area with very little education or employment opportunities. This has left high illiteracy rates within an ever growing population. Horace, a local visionary, knows first hand how tough life in this community is, having struggled to finance his own primary and secondary education. This motivated him to help transform his community so that children in similar circumstances would no longer suffer alone.   

By God's provision Jehovah Jireh Nshumi Community School was established in 2007 with the opening of its Primary 1 Class. Each year, the neediest children within wlaking distance are selected to enrol at the school. Parents raise modest contributions to the running costs, which are waived where necessary - most costs are covered by donors and grants. In February 2013 the school's first Primary Seven pupils sat the national, end of year, primary Leaving Exams. The children performed extremely well, all with the potential to secure secondary school places. 

At this stage, with few parents having any hope of affording secondary education, donations were secured, land was bought and construction work began on JJ Vocational Secondary School. The secondary school is now fully functioning to level 4 (O levels) and also offers vocational training, providing students with a practial skill as well as academic understanding. The school keeps fees and requirements to a minimum and provides exemptions for the neediest applicant.

Hand in Hand has assisted both schools;providing books, uniforms, furniture and primary salaries , as well as sourcing funding for construction projects.  

Current hopes for expansion of the school facilities are to build dormitories and further classrooms to accomodate more children as well as extend to A level provision within the secondary school. 

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