Mgahinga Community Junior School

 

Welcome to the page dedicated to Mgahinga Community Junior School (formerly Mgahinga Community Nursery & Primary School). MCDO is currently running a fundraising campaign to construct a four classroom block at MCJS 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.

Mgahinga Community Junior School

Flagship education institution of Mgahinga Community Development Organization

 

Welcome to the page dedicated to Mgahinga Community Junior School (formerly Mgahinga Community Nursery & Primary School). MCDO is currently running a fundraising campaign to construct a four-classroom block at MCJS 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

The Mgahinga Community Junior School is an educational facility that 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 the Functional Adult Literacy (FAL) program where adult people especially women who had never got a 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 the 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.

Current status of the school

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 (March 2020) at the school is 180 pupils, 11 teachers, and two non-teaching staff.


Although the school has made significant progress, there is still so much that needs to be done so that the school to operate efficiently. Below is the school’s wish list.

  • Teachers’ salaries - Teachers need to be more financially motivated as they nowadays receive small monthly allowances

  • Water-Water is a big challenge especially during dry seasons as the community members have to fetch from the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. 

  • Land - There is limited land for future expansion.

  •  Housing - There is a limited number of classrooms and dinning has to be improved

  •  The children from the Batwa community need school assistance – clothes, school uniform, funds for food 


If you would like to donate to Mgahinga Community Junior School, contact MCDO on info@mcdou.org

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​Address: P.O. Box 280, Kisoro, Uganda
Telephone: ​+256782306973

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