In an effort to improve the infrastructure at Mutojo Primary School, a fundraising event was held with the aim of gathering funds for the construction of two new classroom blocks and the refurbishment of the administration block, which is currently in a poor state.
The fundraising event occurred on Sunday at the school’s premises, located in Kebison Town Council, Rukungiri District.
The event was honored by the former Rubabo County MP Hon.Mary Paula Turyahikayo, who was represented by Mr. Maanige Wenceslas, the Executive Director of Broad Educational Consult, as the guest of honor.
In his speech on behalf of the chief guest, Mr. Maanige encouraged parents and guardians to make sacrifices and prioritize their children’s education, emphasizing its significance in today’s world. He made a generous contribution of 1,075,000 shillings by purchasing a goat, with the proceeds designated for the school’s construction project.
The school’s headteacher, Mr. Ahimbisibwe Richard, explained that they decided to organize the fundraising event after waiting in vain for government support.
Ahimbisibwe disclosed that the school was originally a government-aided institution but had been neglected by the government, leaving them with no alternative but to host the fundraising event, as the school is now privately owned by the Catholic Church.
Additionally, he highlighted some of the school’s other challenges, such as insufficient facilities, a shortage of furniture, and a lack of access to water and electricity, all of which they hoped the government would address.
The total funds raised for the construction and renovation project amounted to 5,928,900 shillings, in addition to three deliveries of sand and 142 bags of cement, both in the form of cash donations and pledges, to initiate the project.
Among those who were present at the event in person were former Rukungiri district Woman MP, Hon. Betty Muzanira, while the current Rubabo MP, Hon. Namanya Naboth, and the district Woman MP, Medius Kaharata, were represented by delegates.