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Kumi in Eastern Uganda will give you a taste of the ‘real Africa’. The colours are bright, the welcomes are big, the wildlife is jaw-dropping and the scenery is breath-taking. However, underneath that traditional view, the need is significant. We’ve worked with partners here for many years, supporting the need for additional classrooms and further educational facilities to support the growing class sizes. Education is the key to breaking poverty and we’re working to help children here have access to full-time schooling.
Please note that the trip dates may vary a day either way due to flight availability.
Our host in Kumi is the PAG (Pentecostal Assemblies of God) Church. We are renovating an Old and unusable classroom block at Kumi Primary School.
In 2022 Mission Direct moved to work at Kumi Primary School. This is a State Primary School which was founded by Missionaries at St Stephen’s Church in 1926. Some of the original buildings are still in use together with additional classrooms from 1980’s which is when it was handed over to the Municipality. There are over 1,200 children at the school, and this will double over the next ten years. Whilst it has 17 classrooms 7 of these were occupied as teacher’s homes and all are in poor condition.
The 1926 classrooms are surprisingly basically strong but they have large and low windows which makes them fairly unusable in poor weather as the wind and rain penetrate through these and parts of the roof. Our project will be to relocate the teachers into new homes built in 2022 and in 2023 to undertake a basic renovation to the old classrooms to make them fit for purpose. Our main work in 2023 will be to start work on a new two classroom block.
At the end of your time in country, you will stay at Red Chilli Camp in Murchison Falls National Park for a wonderful safari and some well-deserved downtime.
The teams in Uganda Kumi have been doing an incredible job. Here are a few of the most recent stories and stats from the projects...
new classrooms for community schools
traditional village homes renovated
new homes for teachers
Orientation days and reunion days are included to help you get the most from your trip.