Mgahinga Community Nursery and Primary School
Welcome to the page dedicated to Mgahinga Community Nursery and Primary School (MCNPS). MCDO is currently running a fundraising campaign to construct a four classroom block at MCNPS to provide enough space for learning. Please consider donating to this project via this LINK. Thank you for your support! You can also channel your donation via SEDCU, our partner based in the UK.
History of the school
Some of the pupils at MCNS
The school is an educational facility which was initiated by local farmers who combined their efforts in a group known as “Gisozi Duter’imbere Farmers Association (GDFA). The association started far back in the year 2002 as a result of Functional Adult Literacy (FAL) program where adult people especially women who had never got chance to acquire formal education would learn how to read and write as well as basic accounting. After a two year course of such learning, the learners decided to put their knowledge into practice by initiating the farming project. The main crop dealt with is Irish potatoes. Also, they do sheep rearing and sometimes mushroom growing.
In 2006, GDFA members decided to support and promote education of young children in the community by initiating a nursery school with the aim of providing these children with much more competitive education. The school also helps parents in daily activities in that children start school at an early age (3 years) which gives the parents more time to focus on other economic activities given limited disturbances from the children during day time.
Some of the classrooms
MCDO supports the farmers group and the school through leadership support, establishing partnerships with different supporters, training and fundraising for development projects. The current enrollment at the school is 118 pupils (60 females and 58 males). Due to availability of more rooms now, the number is likely to increase to 150 in 2016, and will employ at least 7-10 full time workers (6-8 teachers and 2 cooks).What a great achievement for the school, MCDO and the entire community!
Although the school has made significant progress, there are still so much that needs to be done so that the school to operate efficiently. Below is the school’s wish list.
If you would like to donate to Mgahinga Community Nursery School, follow this link.