Accomplishments

One School at a Time currently partners with 6 schools, serving over 2,500 students, Mubende District, Uganda.

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One School at a Time work area in Kassanda sub-county

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A SNAPSHOT OF OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

ONE SCHOOL IS PROUD TO REPORT THAT WE HAVE:

  • Constructed or renovated 22 classrooms and provided accommodations for six teachers.
  • Engaged parents and grandparents who rally around their schools to support education, often first girls’ education, and develop strategic plans for their schools.
  • Provided more than 2,250 reusable sanitary pads kits to more than 550 female students over five consecutive years to help them stay in school with confidence during their periods. Girls in our work area cannot afford to purchase disposable sanitary pads and may stay home during menstruation or try to manage using old rags or banana leaves.
  • Provided 165 uniforms for needy older girl students.
  • Constructed or renovated six latrines, six hand-washing stations, and two dormitories.
  • Built six onsite rainwater collection systems (rainwater harvested from the school roof is collected in a 40,000L water tank) and repaired four 10,000L rainwater tanks.

 

A successful bean harvest at Kukanga Primary School

Newly constructed classrooms at Kassanda Primary School

IN A COUNTRY LITTERED WITH BROKEN WATER SYSTEMS,

WE VALUE OUR OPERATIONAL,

SAFE WATER PROJECTS.

  • Worked closely with the Ugandan Dept. of Education on all aspects of our partnerships with Ugandan public schools including: health and sanitation, educational materials, teacher support and training, community and parent involvement, and sustainable infrastructure development.
  • Supported Ugandan Project Manager to attend four intensive training in U.S. in nonviolent communication. He trained about 80 Ugandan teachers to manage classrooms and discipline students without traditional caning.

 

A well attended meeting for parents, Kassanda Primary School

A father proudly stands with his daughter as she receives her re-useable sanitary pad kit