Busuuli Primary School
School Motto: Aim for the Success
Busuuli is typical of many rural schools. The government built four good classrooms and the community were left to build the three additional classrooms needed to accommodate the school’s 7 classes. Lack of money meant that these classrooms were constructed out of wood and mud which, by 2008, were falling to pieces. Termites had eroded the wooden posts and chunks of the mud walls were missing. (See photos to right).
Thanks to a donation by The Ultimate Travel Company, we have now taken down the old wood and mud classroom and built a new three classroom block. (See photo to right.) The local community donated 25,000 bricks and agreed to provide our team of builders with physical help and lunch every day.
Completed Projects have included:
We are indebted to The Ultimate Travel Company (www.theultimatetravelcompany.co.uk) for their generous sponsorship of this project. We also congratulate the local community for their cooperation which ensured the project was completed in only 10 weeks, by early December 2008. As a result of the new classrooms being built, the pupil enrolment has increased by 120 in just one year.
In Feb 2010 we were able to purchase some land adjoining the school which will nearly double the plot. We will use the land, 130 ft x 400 ft, as a sports field and during 2011 we constructed 4 teachers’ houses at the far end. We are very grateful for the support of Mr Phil Crudge, of Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Penrith, who has donated the funds to purchase the land.
Thanks to the funds raised in 2010 by George Dennis, Ian Craig and Jecca Craig, we were able to give the school 4 new teachers’ houses, (see photo to right.)
We have also renovated the head teacher’s house, (see photo below right), thanks to funds raised by Sarah Price in the 2011 London Marathon. Without the help of these generous supporters, we would not be able to complete these projects to the school. The school, parents, pupils and local community are very grateful.
Head Teacher: Mr Erisa Lyagoba
Enrolment in March 2012: 556 pupils