Our primary school is for students from 1st-7th grade.
It Creates a solid foundation for the students as they begin their education. Our hope is that it will set them on a path to be able to pursue all of the things that their little hearts can dream up!
Here are the specifics:
Where is it?
Right across the street from our secondary campus in Gulu, Uganda.
Why did we want to build it?
We started a primary school in 2013 on the idea of including the local community and creating a school for younger kids that could feed into our secondary school.
As our primary school has grown we have been so inspired by these wonderful young ones. There are not many places in Gulu for kids, so that is exactly what we created. Our campus is a place where these students can learn and grow, a space for kids to just be kids.
-7 grade levels from Primary 1 - Primary 7
-500 students total
- 4 classroom blocks, library, administration building, kitchen, soccer field and playground!
What does your monthly pledge accomplish? Operations for the school; new construction; salaries for our incredible teachers; food each day for our students; school supplies including textbooks, science equipment, the library and more; water, power, security, medical needs and more!
Although it would cost much more each month to supply all these needs, in combination with your giving, our students each pay a much reduced tuition rate to cover the balance. Having our students and their families pay for their tuition has also been helpful in instilling a deep sense of value and gratefulness for their education. In addition, it helps with future financial sustainability for the school, and they are all proud to play their part!