Brenda is from Uganda. She was forced to study in an unsafe classroom, which had holes in the roof.
“We would study under the trees or in unsafe classrooms. Since my school had almost no desks, it prevented many of us from concentrating in class.”
Brenda and her classmates were exposed to the elements.
Intense sun, or violent rain, would disrupt lessons and make it impossible for children to learn.
Build Africa have built a classroom block with offices, staff rooms, a store and a library so children can learn in a safe and productive environment.
Spotlight on: Kaleu Primary School, Uganda
Welcome to Kaleu Primary School in Uganda. This is how the school looked on our very first visit there in 2010.
One of the students said: “Pupils were exposed to too much sunshine during teaching hours, since they were held under trees and semi-permanent grass-thatched classrooms. There were no desks. There was too much dodging of lessons because of the state of the school which looked poor.”
Now, the school boasts seven classrooms, a kitchen, latrines, books and desks and a playground, so that children can stay happy and healthy while learning.
Here’s how it looks now!