ACE has done
you can do
one of the first schools given ACE support. It was enrolled into
the scheme in 2002.
is Ben Mwanga.
classroom was built by ACE in 2011 at Mukibugu. Click here
for information and pictures.
pieces of video are available to watch. They were taken by Eden
Quayle whilst he was working in Uganda for ACE in 2008.
can see the school grounds and facilities by clicking here.
can see inside the classrooms by clicking here.
can visit a local house by clicking here.
of the pupils acted as guides whilst Eden was filming. The sound
is not very good quality.
Recent History of Mukibugu School
School has 650 pupils in a very cramped compound.
It had no modern
brick classrooms until 2002.
shows one of the old classrooms which has since been demolished
because it was unsafe.
This is the
and Vic Peake first visited Mukibugu in 2002 the church was the
only proper building in the village. It doubled up as the school
the new classrooms have been built around it.
a video of singing and dancing in the church click here.
are already in need of repair.
picture shows work being carried out by Grantly, the builder who went on the ACE
visit in October 2006.
cement was placed under the building to strengthen the foundation.
latrines have been improved with ACE's help .....
..... and new
teachers' accommodation built, through ACE, by You4Uganda.
has recently paid for a partition to be built to create 2 classrooms from one.
This has enabled a class of 260 to be split into two. We've also paid for extra
guttering to enable more rainwater to reach the storage tank.
2007 ACE built a new double classroom, and supplied 7 small cupboards,
40 desks, and teachers' tables and chairs.
groundwork proved to be more difficult than usual. The school has
little land and the only available site needed levelling and the
breaking up and removal of large boulders.
originally budgeted £6,000 for the project but extra cost
was incurred because of the difficulty of the site and inflation,
especially of fuel prices, in Uganda.
are some of the new desks which ACE provided.
Ten of them were paid for by St. Maddern's Church of England School
were built for ACE by a local carpenter and these were delivered
just before David Epidu's tour of inspection in January 2007.
are designed for 2 pupils, but often have to seat 4.
visit in November 2007, Eden Quayle suggested that a new play
area should be constructed at the school.
He wrote -
Augustine (then the headmaster) and I rounded up the whole school
and started to make a playground here.
know that the school is on a slope! There
are three pieces of flat ground that have been converted into
courts. One had a pile of sand and a flag in it. Another had not
been marked in anyway and the final area near the teacher's accommodation
flooded every time it rained.
There is now one volleyball court in operation. Poles were constructed
and a net was found at the school.
Number two volleyball court has been marked out after we took the
flag pole and sand away from the area at the top of the school. It
still needs poles and a net. Poles are easy to construct, and Augustine
is going to find a second-hand net.
The 3rd area has a nice deep drainage ditch now and will be marked
out soon. We are thinking about making a netball court here.
I asked the local carpenter to make this to my design. It has been a
huge hit with the students, especially with the boys! It is located
next to the large water tank.
We took all the spare stones from the classroom construction and built
a wall 2-3 feet high next to the road. Now the students can't run into
the road when the ball goes out and have to use the school gate to enter/exit
You should have
seen the school at the end of Tuesday. It was beautiful to see. The
whole school was a hive of activity and shouts were going up all over
the school. Augustine and I sat on top of the school water tank to take
in the view. I remember thinking 'this school didn't have a playground
when I first arrived'. There was a volleyball game, a football game,
boys climbing on the monkey bars, and rope walking going on. A crowd
had gathered around the volleyball as the teachers and upper students
were involved in a heated game.
With a few ideas,
a little money and a motivated head teacher, it is amazing what can
be achieved in a short space of time.