Rwemigango Primary School, Bushenyi, Uganda

In 2008; Rwemigango School was severely under-funded and over-subscribed with 130 children to a class, a lack of qualified teachers, insufficient teacher’s accommodation and no access to clean and drinkable water.  Rwemigango is a very remote community and this remoteness was a major factor in the school’s inability to recruit good teachers. Building additional classroom space and providing teacher’s accommodation became a priority.

In 2008; the Costa Foundation built and furnished a new classroom block consisting of two classrooms; which were opened in March 2008. They also provided improved sanitation and enabled access to clean water through the provision of water harvesting tanks.

Phase two of the project was completed in March 2009 with the construction of teacher’s accommodation enabling teachers having to travel long distances to stay in Bushenyi during the week as well as providing rooms for local teachers in need of a roof over their heads.

Bushenyi District is located in Western Uganda and has a population of approximately 275,000. It lies 75 kms (46 miles) north west of Mbarara. The economy of the district depends mainly on agriculture with the primary crops being coffee, bananas and tea. Rwemigango village is a small community with a population of circa 3,800 which depends almost entirely on coffee for income.

Click here for a video of the school opening 


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