The Pride of the Community: Construction Finished at Ebenezer Primary School in Uganda
UGANDA | Bwindi Ebenezer Nursery and Primary School is located in the southwestern region of Uganda in Kanungu district, on the periphery of the famous Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The community school project was founded by community members Mr. William Wesigye and Mr. Christopher Twebaze in 2016, with a single block semi-permanent structure and two temporary structures serving a population of 80 pupils. Eventually, after a year, the school gained confidence in the eyes of the public and has grown to serve 200 pupils today. In 2018, AKP made a commitment to help Ebenezer build new school infrastructure as the school’s previous conditions were unsuitable – and even dangerous – for learning. The school’s main structures were made out of discarded construction materials and thatched walls. The students often had class while roofs and walls leaked on them.
To address these urgent concerns, AKP worked alongside our partners in Uganda on the construction of an entirely new school campus, including 10 new classrooms, an administration building, kitchen, bathrooms and a meeting hall. The new school has been designed for up to 350 students. Despite heavy rains and COVID shut down, construction of Ebenezer Primary School continued smoothly over the past 18 months. We are happy to report that construction is now complete!
The new Bwindi Ebenezer Nursery and Primary School represents AKP’s largest educational investment, approaching (USD) $250,000. This was made possible by the incredible generosity of our guests, and in partnership with the Kamu Kama Foundation, started by past A&K travelers.
The Bwindi community has an immense sense of pride in the new campus. Below are images of community members walking around the grounds to get a glimpse of the new school facilities. We look forward to sharing more photos when the school can hold their official opening celebration!