The International team's major project 2018/2019 has been the construction of a primary school in Orum north east Uganda,
The school was sponsored by the club and was built in memory of Nick van der Borgh a great friend of a club member. Nick was a trustee of Tge charity Missio (red boxes )
Fr Boniface, the resident priest in Orum, gave a presentation to the club. He managed the project in Uganda and classes are planned to move from the temporary school in the church to the new building later this month on 20 May.
There will be two classrooms each classroom with have 45 pupils. There are currently two teachers employed.
The school cost £18,000 or £7 per sq ft, the club providing £6,000 and family and friends of Nick £12,000. It took just 4 months to raise the funds and just 4 months to build.
Some parents cannot afford school fees and if any member wants to sponsor a pupil through Fr Boniface the terms fees are £10 or £30 per annum. Approximately 55 % the pupils are boys and 45 % are girls and pupils are accepted from all religous denominations.
The school was opened on 20 July 2019 by the Bishop of Lira and a further report will be made then. See the video here>
Work has continued on the school with a second block and additional funding from other sources but remains a key interest of Rotarian John Osborne.
The roof of the second was completed early in 2020 and will form classrooms. P3,P4,P5,P6, P7.
The next work schedule is as follows: -
- Ceilings to all classrooms
- Electrical installation
- Internal plastering
- External rendering
- Internal decoration
- External decoration
Followed by procuementt of the following: -
a). Desksb). Teachers tablesc). Teachers chairsd). Blackboardse). Textbooks