- The projects have cost UGX 200million
- This is the second successful project under the Adopt A village initiative.
- The classroom blocks are a starting foundation for the school
Close to 100 school going children at Grace junior school, Gonve, in Makukuba Sub County have been offered an opportunity to study in modern classrooms courtesy of Harris International Ltd and the Rotary Club of Kasangati.
Their plight came to light following a survey done by Rotarians, on reaching out to the most underprivileged persons in the community and found out that they were learning in mud structures and under a mango tree.
While handing over two classroom blocks, Harris Ltd, Chief Financial Officer, Mahdi Mshaimesh noted that the company is a direct result of communities they support.
“Moving forward we will remain committed to our plan of community transformation not just with the distribution of quality products but also with job creation, education and overall community welfare” he said.
The launch of the completion of the classroom blocks that were pledged in 2021 November after commissioning the completion of the school at Gonve.
Under the “Adopt a village initiative” they also donated about 600 pairs of shoes to all pupils in a bid to enable them study well when there are adverse weather conditions especially rain and heat. This was as they launched the one-pair of shoes per child project to the beneficiaries, Shared Love Junior School-Makukuba.
Harris International Ltd, Communications Officer, Racheal Luwedde said, “this project in total has costed about 200 million shillings and hopefully it won’t be the last and we aim to come back and invest more”.
“Makukuba, in general has eight villages and before we came, there were bushes everywhere and children especially in Gonve School, had to study under mud houses, sitting on anthills as chairs. Some of these children suffered walking long distances, facing kidnaps and child sacrifices” Luwedde said, adding that “today we are proud to say that in Gonve we have launched classroom blocks that are going to start as a foundation for the school.”
On his part, the Rotary District Governor, D9213 John Magezi Ndamira, appealed to the parents and the school leaders to ensure that the classroom blocks are maintained and kept in good condition.
Local area leaders, parents and teachers have hailed the interventions as timely for them.