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 (MCJS)

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 was founded in 2002 as a result of the Functional Adult Literacy (FAL) program where adults, especially women, who had never got a chance to acquire formal education could learn how to read, write and do basic accounting.

 

Following the completion of a 2-year course, the students decided to put their knowledge into practice, creating GDFA.  GDFA's main focus is growing and harvesting Irish potatoes, sheep rearing and sometimes growing mushrooms. 

In 2006, the 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 a better education. 

 

The school also provides support young families by providing daily activities for pre-schoolers (from 3 years) to enable the parents to pursue economic activities without the concern of childcare.

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 much that needs to be done so that the school can operate efficiently. 

MCDO is currently raising funds to support the following initiatives: 

  • Create easy access to water - currently community members have to fetch from Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

  • Purchase land for expansion of the school.

  • Improve classroom and dining facilities.

  • Provide clothing, school uniforms and funds for food for Children from the Batwa community. 

  • Increase teachers’ salaries so they are paid a fair wage for the work they do. 


If you would like to donate to Mgahinga Community Junior School, contact MCDO (info@mcdou.org) or donate via this link

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To promote environmental conservation and improve livelihoods in the Bwindi-Mgahinga conservation area in Uganda.

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

Email: info@mcdou.org

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