Uganda – July 2012
The aim of this project was to build teachers accommodatio at Mifumi Primary School, Tororo, Eastern Uganda. Mifumi Primary School started life as a series of dilapidated shacks with some lessons taking place under trees. Development of the school arose from one family’s dream to provide quality education to the children of Mifumi village. This gave rise to the MIFUMI Project. Support came from far and wide and resulted in the construction of new classrooms and the addition of a nursery. These classrooms soon filled up with children eager to learn. Further classrooms were built as demand grew which in turn led to the need for more teachers. Due to Mifumi’s rural location, finding qualified teachers willing to relocate proved a challenge. Through support from JOA and the Trinity Trust (Jersey), MIFUMI was able build staff accommodation a short distance away at Mifumi Health Centre. Clean water was also installed through a well and pump system. This current project saw the construction of three further accommodation units near the school. This enabled the school to attract qualified teachers to provide a high standard of education to over 600 students. Through this project, we are keeping alive the dream of bringing quality education to the children of Mifumi village and beyond.