The main objective of the Kiwanuka Foundation is to run a scholarship programme which annually allows the best pupils of the primary school from poor families to enter secondary school. Thanks to the support of the Kiwanuka foundation, as of February 1, 2022 49 girls are pursuing education after their primary school at Villa Maria. Forty-two girls have completed their education and became a nurse, teacher or hotel manager/caterer. One girl obtained a bachelor’s degree from a university.
Since its establishment the Kiwanuka Foundation has been striving to provide the school with materials stimulating teaching and learning. What we have achieved so far: we have bought school desks and writing materials, we have provided enough school books, the choir has received uniforms, and the theatre and dancing group costumes. We have also provided recorders and other small musical instruments. Playground equipment has been installed and the children of the highest classes can enjoy a yearly school outing which allows them to discover their own beautiful Uganda. There also is a small library in one of the school buildings and the teachers have started additional training programmes.
During the last years all the school buildings have been gradually improved. Leaking roofs have been renovated (a number of classes were unusable in the rainy season), floors in the classes repaired, window frames and doors replaced and painted, and stucco applied to the walls. Thanks to the support of the Kiwanuka Foundation the Saint Cecilia School in Villa Maria got a beautiful and solid appearance. ‘Our buildings shine in the sun’.