Kifuyo Primary School
School Motto: Hard Work Pays
School Mission: To produce literate, self-reliant and God loving Citizens
Kifuyo Primary School is in the poor and under developed district of Namayingo. The school was built by the Church of Uganda in the 1970s to accommodate around 400 children. A combination of rapid population growth and the introduction of free primary education means that, today, over 1320 children attend the school. There are 630 boys and 690 girls.
HvSMF completed projects have included:
The school's rapid growth placed a great deal of strain on the school's buildings with many lessons taking place outside under the shade of trees. In an attempt to alleviate the problem, in the late 1990s, the parents built the administration block incorporating two classrooms and an office. However, as a result of their limited budget, poor quality building materials were used and corners cut. By 2011 this building was crumbling and structurally unsafe. The school had little alternative but to continue to use the rooms even though they could have collapsed at any time, endangering the lives of 200 children.
The building was renovated thanks to a donation from the German charity: BILD hilft e. V. "Ein Herz für Kinder”. Prince Harry, one of our Royal Patrons, received their Golden Heart award in December 2010 and he generously donated part of this award to HvSMF, for which we were immensely grateful.
James Kizito, the head teacher in 2011, said “I am extremely grateful to have received this donation as we have a strong enrolment at the start of the new school year and desperately need these rooms to be in good condition”.
In September 2012 James was transferred to the local Department of Education Office. Whilst we will miss him at Kifuyo Primary, we are now receiving support from him, on a different level. The new head teacher, Amisi Kibira, arrived at the school in September 2012, at the start of the 3rd term.
During 2013, because of the excellent exam results achieved, we felt the time had come to support the school further. Thanks to two generous donations, from a grant making trust and a private donor, we were able to improve the lives of the teachers which is so important, if this school is to recruit and retain good teaching staff. We provided 4 new houses, plus renovated the head teacher’s house, provided latrines and washrooms for the teachers and a water tank to collect the rainwater from the roof of the new teachers’ houses.
We also renovated 6 classrooms and provided 100 x 3 seater desks. A further 170 desks are required for the 570 children that attend lessons sitting on the ground.
Despite the difficult conditions, on average 130 children in each classroom the school has performed consistently well in the Primary Leaving Examinations, thanks to the hard work of the head teacher and the staff. We hope to support this school in the very near future.
Head Teacher: Mr Amisi Kibira
Number of Pupils in September 2015: 1320