Nalango Primary School
School Motto: Knowledge is Power
Nalango Primary School is a large school situated on a large acreage, with 1252 pupils and a good academic record. We feel sure it could perform better with financial help. The School Management Committee is supported by the local community and the head master is an able and capable man but they “lack the funds to meet all the desired goals of the school”.
They have only 10 classrooms and, as a result, several classes are still taking place under the shade of trees. When it rains no lessons can take place. They are only 5 teachers’ houses for 23 teachers, leaving many teachers travelling long distances each day. The classrooms are in need of renovation. (see photo to the right). Only 193 desks are available to accommodate 579 pupils. As a result, 696 pupils are seated on the floor, which is not conducive to learning and can cause health problems. The two blocks of latrines are old and nearly full, so there is a need for new ones to be dug and increased. Their bore hole is a long way away across a busy road, so two water tanks should be provided, to harvest the plentiful rain from the roofs of new buildings.
Thanks to a donation from a grant making trust we are in the process of completing the 4 classrooms block, which was started by the community, see photo below, and have provided 8 new latrines. We are also renovating the administration block containing 2 classrooms and office. Marlaina Darmody, Lucy de Roeper, Valti Nunn and James Innes
all raised funds in London’s half marathon, Run to the Beat, and as a result have been able to donate 2 water tanks.
Funds are still needed for this school. £1,900 would renovate the 4 classroom block, £6,000 would provide 4 teachers’ houses and £2,300 would renovate a further 4 teachers’ houses. The teachers’ latrines and wash area need to be completed and 35 desks @ £22 each, would provide seats for approx 100 children. So there is much to do.
We are very keen to support this school, as it is a thriving school that desperately needs our help, to bring the facilities up to an acceptable standard. Importantly it is also the main feeder to Nalango Secondary, where we have also recently started to work.