Helping

1704

Children every year

Built/renovated

9

Classrooms

Constructed

30

Teachers' Houses

Provided

59

New Hygenic Latrines

Bupadhengo Primary School

Number of pupils :  1704 (855 boys and 849 girls)

Boarders : 1088

School Motto :  Struggle for Success

Henry van Straubenzee was due to have taught in Bupadhengo Primary School in January 2003, as a volunteer with the gap year organisation Africa and Asia Venture .  This was where our work started with the construction of 4 classrooms in 2004. Since 2004 and 2019 we have donated approximately £154,000 to this school which has contributed towards many projects.

In 2009, the school’s Primary Leaving Exam results were the best in Kamuli district for the fourth year running.  They had 100% pass rate and 97% achieved division 1 and 2, with over 35% of children achieving the highest grade.  Back in 2003 only 15% of the children were getting this mark. The enthusiastic and excellent then head teacher, Mr. Godfrey Samanya, had this to say, “This improved performance has come about because of the help the Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund has given the school.  Thanks to your help we have become a model school for the whole district”.  The school has continued to be the best in the district.

Bupadhengo Primary remains one of our most successful schools.  The enrolment is strong at just over 1700 children, with nearly 1100 boarders, and the examination results remain outstanding.  The success of the school has undoubtedly helped our reputation in Uganda and is an example to our other schools as to what can be achieved.

In December 2017 Godfrey Samanya, the past head teacher, retired after a teaching career spanning 38 years.  He is now the full time Charity Ambassador for HvSMF 

The present head teacher is Godfrey Manda and we feel certain the school will continue to progress and improve.

Head Teacher

Godfrey Manda

What's been done so far?

2004-2010

  • Construction of 4 x classrooms : 2004
  • Construction of 4 x teachers’ houses : 2004
  • Renovation of 8 x teachers’ houses : 2004
  • Construction of 2 x boys’ dormitories : 2005
  • Supply of over 100 desks : 2006
  • Construction of 2 x girls’ dormitories : 2007
  • Construction of 2 x classroom block : 2008
  • Construction of 8 x latrines : 2008
  • Renovation of 4 x teachers’ houses and administration block : 2008
  • Construction of 4 x teachers’ houses : 2009
  • Renovation of 4 x teachers’ houses : 2009
  • Construction of 2 x classroom block : 2010

2011

  • Construction of 1 x ISSB 10,000 litre water tank
  • Supply of 1 x school sign

2012

  • Construction of 8 x boys’ latrines
  • Construction of 8 x girls’ latrines
  • Renovation of 6 x teachers’ houses
  • Construction of 2.5 x girls’ dormitories, inc matron’s room
  • Supply of 70 metal bunk beds
  • Supply of 84 x 3-seater desks
  • Construction of 1 x ISSB 20,000 litre water tank

2013

  • Construction of 4 x teachers’ houses
  • Construction of 4 x teachers’ latrines and 2 x teachers’ washrooms
  • Supply of textbooks
  • Construction of 2.5 x classrooms to include new head teacher’s office

2014

  • Supply of musical instruments
  • 3 x staff furniture packages

2015

  • Construction of 2 x classrooms
  • Construct of 2.5 x boys’ dormitories, inc matron’s room
  • Supply of 70 x beds
  • Construction of 4 x teachers’ houses
  • Construction of borehole x 1
  • Supply of 2 x ISSB 20,000 litre water tanks
  • Construction of 8 x girls’ latrines
  • Supply of textbooks
  • Construction of 6 x teachers’ latrines/washrooms
  • Renovation of 2 x teachers’ houses
  • Completion of 1 x kitchen
  • Construction of 3 x latrines/washroom for Bupadhengo Vicarage

2017

  • Construction of 4 x teachers’ houses
  • Construction of 6 x teachers’ latrines/washrooms
  • Construction of 8 x boys’ latrines
  • Renovation of boys’ washroom
  • Renovation of 9 x teachers’ latrines/washrooms
  • Provision of East African Playground

Before

Old bunk beds in dormitory

Classroom before:  Outside under a tree

Temporary Classroom

After

New metal bunk beds

New classrooms

Bore Hole

Library furniture & textbooks

Flickr Galleries

Bupadhengo Primary School 2019

Bupadhengo Primary School 2018