The main objective of the Kiwanuka Foundation is to establish a scholarship programme which allows each year’s best pupils of the primary school to enter a secondary school. Per January 1, 2018, a total of 40 girls are going to a secondary school after their primary school in Villa Maria. 23 girls have already completed a training nurse, teacher, hotel management / catering, but also a university bachelor study. All thanks to the support of the Kiwanuka Foundation.
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’.