Wheeling Primary School, Kampala Uganda
To upgrade existing classrooms by replacing roofing and adding glass to the windows. Providing an ICT suite as well as ICT facilities in all classrooms; the school office and the classrooms. To upgrade the current school compound.
January 2011 - December 2011
Charity information: Primary Education for All
(i) To improve the teaching and learning conditions at the School to encourage more parents to send their children to the School thus raising the School's revenues allowing it to be self-supporting.
(ii) Add to pupils life-long learning and transferable skills by enable them to develop ICT skills.
Prospective parents have identified the poor infrastructure of the school as the main reason they do not send their children to the School despite its good academic record. Upgrading both classroom and compound facilities will address this concern allowing the school to become self-financing and allow for further expansion in the longer-term.
To improve the physical condition of the classrooms.
Activities» Replace roofing which is currently rusted metal sheets which allow the rain to come in
» Put glass in the windows to stop the rain coming in
» Plaster walls and floors of classrooms to reduce dust making a more healthy learning environment
Success will be re-roofing of all classrooms and ensuring all classrooms have glass in the windows and plastered/cemented walls and floors.
To improve the condition of the School's compound/playground.
Activities» (i) Install drainage to quickly remove water during periods of heavy rainfall
» Install new surface to reduce the levels of dust in dry weather and mud in wet weather to keep pupil's uniforms clean
» Mark out clear division for parking and play areas to ensure pupil safety.
Success will be ensuring that all pupils go home at the end of every day with clean uniforms not covered in mud or dust.
Improve pupil's transferable and life-long learning skills in the area of ICT
Activities» Convert and existing unused room into an ICT suite.
» Install ICT facilities in all classrooms.
» Train School staff in the use of ICT facilities.
Success will be through both pupils and staff gaining recognised ICT qualifications at an appropriate level.
This project will make a larger number of parents willing to send their sons/daughters to this school which in turn will increase the income of the school making it financially self-sufficient and enabling long term growth. This will be measured through both increases in pupil numbers as well as the School no longer being reliant on external financial support.
The biggest risk to this project is the health of pupils currently attending the School as well as the health of potential pupils as malaria is a particular risk. To deal with these issues we are also running programmes which provide all pupil's families with mosquito nets as well as providing support to the Shalom Village Medi Care Centre which is run by the same organisation which runs the School.
Donors will receive a monthly email report on the project detailing the ongoing and forthcoming activities, and any necessary changes that have been made to the project plans. Information will also be available on our website and in our Annual Report.
Budget - Project Cost: £14,200Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £1,600 ICT Suite Preparing existing room to become an ICT suite and ensuring apporpriate security measures £4,000 ICT Equipment Purchase of ICT hardware and software £5,600 Compound Improvments to compound/playground £3,000 Classrooms Reroofing; instlalling glass to windows; guttering and plastering walls/floors
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount Westcliff High School for Boys £5,500 Guaranteed
The school is located in the Kasanga region of Kampala the capital city of Uganda. Kasanga is one of Kampala's poorest regions with a majority of its residents living in "slum" conditions. The school provide a beacon of hope to the wider community and several past pupils have gone on to become top doctors; politicians and business men and women.
Children in the local area whose parents cannot afford to send them to school as a number of bursaries will be established. Children in the local area who currently have a long journey to school as their parents are unwilling to send them to the school because of its poor infrastructure. The wider community will also benefit from making use of the school new ICT facilities enabling them to further develop their basic skills.
We are run by people with extensive experience in both the education and health care sectors including experience in Africa. We already have well established links with the organisation which runs the school and have built up a high level of trust and understanding between our two organisations.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Mr Dean Brockway
Communication between Charity and the organisation running the school. ICT experience to reduce the costs of installing equipment and staff training.
Mr Edward White
Previous experience of teaching in schools in East Africa - advisor on cultural differences.
Will pay for a child to go to school for one year.