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Teachers’ Houses

St Mulumba Primary School - Kamuli

St Mulumba Kamuli signNumber of pupils :  615 (313 boys & 302 girls)

School Motto :  Nothing Stops God’s Will

This is a government day primary school built in the 1970s, on land donated by the Catholic Church.  In 2010 the community bought extra land to provide a playing field, so the school now owns approximately 6 acres. The school serves a number of small villages, with most parents trying to support themselves growing maize, following the collapse of the coffee industry, which had previously brought relative prosperity to the area.

We first visited this school in 2011 when the head mistress was Immaculate Zikoosuka,  a lovely, wise lady, an excellent leader and very popular within the local community.  She was posted to the school in 2009 and raised the academic results and managed to secure additional government teachers.

When she arrived there were two main buildings:  two classrooms built in 2004 by the government that required renovation.  Another 5 classroom block, plus an office and storeroom, all were built by the community over a number of years, which were in desperate need of renovation.  Jiggers were prevalent as the floors were unscreeded, several classrooms didn’t have lintels, so the roof could easily have collapsed in a storm.  Also windows and doors were missing.

The existing 5 latrines for the pupils and staff were unhygienic and  not safe. There were no teachers’ houses at the school.  Teachers were walking many kilometres twice each day, including the head teacher who lived 4 kilometres away. Time wasted that could be spent on preparing and marking lessons.

Immaculate retired in 2018 and her deputy Cotilda took over the headship. Cotilda led the school very capably for 6 years and then retired in November 2023 handing over to Stella Nakalembe. Since 2012 HvSMF has completed many projects at the school but sadly, due to lack of funds, were unable to construct a dedicated nursery school. In February 2024 the head teacher said in her report: “the nursery pupils remain squatting in the Church where they are accused of spoiling Church property”. We hope the school’s enrolment will increase and academic results will continue to improve. HvSMF wishes the new head teacher all the best in the years ahead.


Completed Projects Images

Head Teacher

Stella Nakalembe

What's been done so far?


  • Renovation 5 x classrooms inc head teacher’s office and Bursar’s office
  • Construction of 4 x teachers’ houses
  • Construction of 4 x teachers’ latrines and 2 x teachers’ washrooms
  • Construction of 8 x girls’ latrines
  • Supply of 2 x 20,000 litre ISSB water tanks
  • Supply of 35 x 3-seater desks
  • Supply of school sign


  • Supply of textbooks


  • Supply of textbooks
  • Supply of solar panel package
  • Supply of 40 x 3-seater desks
  • Construction of 8 x boys’ latrines
  • Renovation of 2 x classrooms
  • Supply of musical instruments
  • Supply of sports equipment
  • Renovation of 5 x boys’ latrines
  • Supply of staff furniture package


  • Borehole


  • Supply of Staff furniture package


  • Construction of kitchen and store
  • Supply of sports equipment
  • Supply of staff furniture package


  • Construction of Play Action International playground


  • Construction of girls’ washroom
  • Renovation of 2012 girls’ latrines


5 classrooms plus offices requiring renovation

5 boys latrines needing renovation

2 classroom block requiring renovation

Original kitchen in 2019


Renovated 5 classrooms plus offices

8 x new boys’ latrines and the renovated 5 boys’ latrines

Renovated 2 classroom block with staffroom added

Present kitchen in 2022

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St Mulumba Kamuli 2024

St Mulumba Kamuli 2022