BY OUR REPORTER
KABAROLE DISTRICT, UGANDA- In order to improve the access of girl child education, MTN Uganda Foundation together with PEAS Uganda have unveiled brand new four classroom blocks complete with furniture at Samling Kichwamba PEAS High School – Kabarole District, Western Uganda.
“Samling Kichwamba PEAS High School was selected by MTN Uganda Foundation because of the social impact they are playing with regards to access to education in Kichwamba which is a remote and hard to reach rural area,” said the General Manager Corporate Services at MTN Uganda Anthony Katamba during the unveiling ceremony.
PEAS, which has a network of thirty (30) schools across Uganda and Zambia, builds schools that contribute to long-term societal change, poverty reduction and the empowerment of young people in Sub-Saharan Africa. They are especially dedicated to providing low cost, affordable quality education.
Samling Kichwamba PEAS High School was started in 2013 with 105 students but has grown and currently serves 462 students (178 boys and 284 girls). The school offers both mixed day and boarding facilities and is served by 27 staff; 17 – teaching staff; 10 – support staff.
In Uganda, PEAS Uganda has received support valued at UGX 735m from the MTN Foundation.
The amount has been used to four blocks with three classrooms each in 4 secondary schools.
Additionally, sanitary facilities have also been constructed from the donation. Other schools supported by MTN Uganda Foundation include PEAS Lamwo (Northern Uganda), PEAS Toroma (Soroti) and PEAS Kityerera (Mayuge).
In March this year, MTN Uganda Foundation committed to invest up to Ush5b in community development initiatives across Uganda, as part of the initiatives to celebrate 10 years of the MTN Foundation in Uganda.
The projects MTN Uganda Foundation supports fall in within the three (3) focus areas of; Education, Health and National Priority Areas.