In 2009 as Northern Uganda was ravaged by civil war, thousands of rural farmers were forced off their land into Internal Displacement Camps. Village life was destroyed, farming skills were lost and schools were shut down in the nearby town of Kitgum. Several years later on the very site of one of the IDP camps, the Kitgum Matedi Primary School was built. The original school, which was a simple wooden structure, was destroyed by termites.
BE* in conjunction with C3 Church Auckland are assisting in the financing and construction oversight of seven classrooms and a resource / staff room to accommodate a roll of over 200 children. Hope for a brighter future for the children of the subsistence farmers is now possible because of the work of BE*.
Mudbricks and metal framed doors and windows have replaced the basic stick structure destroyed by termites.
Fantastic news is that in January the roof was finally finished. It is exciting to see the classrooms completed. The second stage of the project is continuing with the building the other four classrooms and an ablution block.
With your help we are looking forward to building the next stage of the project.
In 2016 and into 2017 funds raised will be used to construct the school buildings enabling more of the children of Kitgum to work towards a brighter future.