Helping

367

Pupils every year

Built

7.5

Classrooms

Built

8

Teachers’ Houses

Donated

135

Desks

Magogo Secondary School

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Number of pupils :  367 (182 boys & 185 girls)

School Motto :  The sky is the Limit

Magogo Secondary School is located close to two of our successful projects at Kawule and Kisadhaki.   Indeed, both schools, plus two other primary schools, send pupils on to Magogo.  When we first visited in March 2010, Magogo was desperately in need of help.

This is a mixed day school with a young but willing head teacher, Francis Wavamuno, who himself as a boy had been a pupil at Kawule Primary School.  In 1999 the Catholic Church donated 1 acre and the community purchased 1.5 acres, bringing the total plot to 2.5 acres. When we arrived on a Saturday morning, in March 2010, they provided singing and dancing.  The event was supported by local leaders and the School Management Committee (SMC).  The head of the SMC is the Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga MP, the deputy speaker of the Ugandan Parliament.  They showed us their four classrooms, two were under trees, the third was constructed out of wooden poles and banana leaves and the fourth was constructed from mud and wood.  (See photos to the right).  The only permanent buildings were the Catholic Church and the three dilapidated latrines.

In October 2010 we started to build a 2.5 classroom block, including an office and storeroom. The community had already collected 30,000 burnt bricks, which was a fantastic achievement and these were used on the foundations.  (see photo right) The walls were constructed using our ISSB machine. You need an office in order to be registered to sit ‘O’level exams.  Previously the students had to go to Bupadhengo Secondary School.  We have also provided a water tank attached to the classrooms, to collect the rain water.  Their closest bore hole is 1.5kms away.

The head teacher is trying to get the school to become part of the Government’s Universal Secondary Education (USE). This is necessary if the school is to survive.  In Uganda the teachers in secondary school are paid from the funds received per pupil from the Government, once part of the USE system.  Francis completed the registration stage in June 2012.  He now needs to complete the application stage.  This is done by completing the paper work and then several visits to Kampala talking to the right people who can assist. It is not an easy process but, luckily, he is being assisted by another of our secondary school heads.

This is a school that has been transformed, thanks to the assistance from HvSMF. We would like to continue to help and are confident that the enrolment will increase and the academic results will improve.

Completed Projects Images

Head Teacher

Francis Wavamuno

What's been done so far?

2010

  • Construction of 2.5 x classrooms, Inc office and storeroom
  • Supply of 35 x 3-seater desks
  • Construction of 1 x 7,000 litre ISSB water tank

2011

  • Purchase of 4 acres of land
  • Construction of 2.5 x classrooms, Inc staffroom
  • Construction of 4 x teachers’ houses
  • Construction of 8 x mixed latrines
  • Supply of 1 x plastic 10,000 litre water tank
  • Construction of 10,000 Iitre ISSB water tank
  • Supply of 40 x 3-seater desks
  • Supply of textbooks costing £1,000
  • Supply of 4 teachers’ desks and chairs
  • Supply of bookcase for textbooks

2013

  • Purchase of 1.4 acres of land
  • Construction of 4 x teachers’ latrines and 2 teachers’ washrooms
  • Construction of 2.5 classrooms to include science laboratory and prep room
  • Supply of science equipment
  • Supply of 50 x single seater desks
  • Renovation of 2.5 classrooms
  • Supply of textbooks
  • Construction of 20,000 litre ISSB water tank
  • Supply of library furniture

2014

  • Supply of lab furniture
  • Supply of 10 x single seater desks

2015

  • Construction of 8 x girls’ latrines
  • Construction of 1.5 girls dormitory to inc matron’s room and sick bay
  • Supply of 20 x metal bunk beds
  • Construction of 1 x girls’ washroom
  • Construction of 1 x 20,000 litre water tank
  • Construction of 4 x teachers’ houses
  • Supply of 8 x solar panels
  • Supply of IT equipment
  • Supply of text books £1000
  • Supply of science equipment
  • Supply of sports equipment package
  • Supply of musical instrument package
  • Purchase of 1 acre of land

2016

  • Construction of 1.5 boys’ dormitory to inc matron’s room and sick bay
  • Construction of 2.5 classrooms inc two offices
  • Construction of boys’ washroom
  • Construction of kitchen and store
  • Supply 40 x single seater desks
  • Provide 30 x bunk beds
  • Provide science equipment and chemicals
  • Provide staff furniture package
  • Construction of bore hole

2017

  • Provide science equipment

2018

  • Construction of 2 x girls’ dormitories
  • Construction 8 x girls’ latrines
  • Construction 8 x boys’ latines
  • Provide 10 desktop computers, printer and ancilliaries
  • Construction of 2.5 classrooms inc 2 offices
  • Construction 1.5 boys dormitory
  • Provide 50 x single seater desks
  • Provide 50 x three seater desks

2019

  • Provide 28 x 3-seater desks
  • Provide 40 x metal bunk beds
  • Provide science equipment

2020

  • Construct 1.5 girls’ dormitory
  • Provide solar for new girls’ dormitory
  • Provide 40 x metal bunk beds
  • Replace 6 x desk top computers that were stolen in October 2020
  • Provide science equipment

Before

After

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Magogo Secondary School 2019

Magogo Secondary School 2018