Helping

450

Pupils every year

Built

2

Classrooms

Provided

22

New Latrines

Renovated

16

Teachers’ Houses

St Michael Girls’ Boarding Primary School

Number of pupils :  450 (440 girls & 10 boys)

School Motto :  Discipline and Knowledge is Power

St Michael’s, an all girls’ primary school, founded in 1962, is situated in the poverty stricken district of Bugweri, which was part of Iganga District until the 1st July 2018.  It is very close to St Mulumba Namunyumya mixed Primary School, which is also supported by HvSMF. St Michael’s is a catholic missionary school which does admit girls from other religions.  It is co-owned by both government and the missionaries. The teachers are chosen and paid for by the government with the head teacher always a Reverend Sister.

When HvSMF Trustees first visited in 2010 the then chairman of the SMC wrote:  “The education of girls is a key factor in improving family health, reducing infant mortality rate and changing reproductive behaviour.  With education comes increased confidence and self-esteem.  Educated women are more likely to stand up for themselves, participate in the labour force and seek health for themselves and their children.”

The main challenge for this school is the lack of a nursery school on site.  The school achieves excellent primary leaving examination results but needs help to thrive and develop.  When funds become available this is a school that is definitely worth supporting.

Completed Projects Images

Head Teacher

Sister Judith Nantongo

What's been done so far?

2009

  • Removal of asbestos roof and renovation of Dining Hall

2010

  • Removal of asbestos roof on Administration Block

2011

  • Supply of school sign
  • Construction of 8 x girls’ latrines
  • Construction of 4 x teachers’ latrines and 2 x teachers’ washrooms
  • Renovation of block of 12 x teachers’ houses
  • Renovation of block of 4 teachers’ houses
  • Supply of 50 x 3 seater desks

2015

  • Renovation of 4 x girls’ dormitories
  • Construction of 2 x classrooms
  • Construction of 8 x girls’ latrines
  • Supply of textbooks
  • Supply of musical instruments
  • Supply of 50 x 3 seater desks
  • Supply of solar panel package
  • Supply of sports equipment

2016

  • Construction of 4 x teachers’ houses
  • Construction of 4 x teachers’ latrines and 2 x teachers’ washrooms
  • Renovation of 2 x teachers’ latrines
  • Construction of 2 x teachers’ washrooms
  • Renovation of 2 x teachers’ houses
  • Renovation of single teachers’ house

Before

Original Ugandan single teachers’ house

Ugandan teacher latrines and teacher washrooms

Ugandan teachers’ houses

After

Renovated single teachers’ house

4 teacher latrines and 2 teacher washrooms

Renovated teachers’ houses

Flickr Galleries

St Michael's Girls Primary 2018

St Michael's Girls Primary 2017