Isaiah Nursery & Primary School has nearly 200 pupils! Please continue to support this wonderful school…
Isaiah Nursery & Primary School opened on 3 February 2019. Nearly 200 children are now enjoying a much-needed education (many for the first time).
Phase 1 of the build was completed on time, and the school opened with four classroom blocks and toilets, school furniture and equipment, teachers’ accommodation, a school kitchen, and a water tank. This was afforded by just over £11,000 raised through fundraising, the charity’s reserves of £8,000, and the trustees’ commitment of £13,000. Further work (Phase 2) was carried out soon after at a total cost of £4,402. Phase 2 included a caretaker’s hut, school gates, and solar panels for the school and teachers’ accommodation. School uniforms were donated by Claygate Primary School, UK. Phase 3 building work was safely completed by April 2021 (funding was due to the generosity of one FIACD donor). This included an additional classroom block with three new classrooms (to enable growth up to Primary 7), additional nursery and school toilets, and four teachers’ accommodation rooms.
Head Teacher, Denis Muhwezi, leads eight qualified teachers, who teach a wide range of subjects, including English, throughout the primary school. Children follow the national syllabus, take external exams, play sport, and also learn important life skills, such as cooking, science, and taking care of their health.
Denis manages the school budget and identifies the poorest pupils who need reduced fees. Children attend weekly Christian services, and the nursery building serves as a church on Sundays under the leadership of Reverend Stuart Amanya (Church of Uganda).
Following nearly 2 years of nationwide Covid-19 lockdowns, Isaiah Nursery & Primary School is once again stable and growing, with rising education standards.
Our key objective this year is to provide sustainable education to even more of the poorest children in the local area. This means raising funds to build more nursery classrooms and train more teachers.
For the foreseeable future, Isaiah Nursery & Primary School will need support with its running costs. We have so many children from impoverished families, and the school needs time to establish itself.
Thank you to all of you who have supported our Primary School Appeal through prayers and donations. We are especially thankful for the support of Holy Trinity Claygate’s wonderful congregation.
“Isaiah School offers quality education to the vulnerable community – to help the poor families educate their children, who are the hope for the world.”
Revd Stuart Amanya
If you would like to discuss how you could help, please email Linda Morgan.
Or to find out more, please watch our short video here.