May 01,2016

Katuba Community School, 2015

Previously there was:

The school was founded in 2002 because the children in the area were travelling over 8km a day to go to school. The school building was built by the community and was made of mud bricks with a thatch roof.

With your support:

During 2015 we helped transform the Katuba community by building a 1×2 hexagonal classroom block, a latrine block, teachers’ accommodation and a new water pump.

Teaching was previously done by community members who volunteered at the school. When the teachers’ housing was completed qualified professional teachers were sent by the Ministry of Education.

Unemployed men and women from Katuba were selected to join our training programme. The trainees learned on site and earned a nationally recognised building certificate if they pass their exams.

The whole community of 1000 people benefited from the new building and clean water supply. This saves the community time and allows other sectors of the communal economy to flourish.

Since we left…

The new classroom block enabled the school to receive support from the Ministry of Education including trained teachers, learning materials and equipment.