St Jude Primary School

Areas of work

Offering affordable primary education to the disadvantaged families of Bukakata.

The borehole currently used by the school and shared with the community as the only source of clean water.

Primary education is meant to be free right across Uganda but in reality, school fees for uniform, food, exercise books, pens, pencils, and textbooks make primary education out of reach for many families. St Jude Primary School was established to provide education for children in the rural setting of Bukakata, 33km from Masaka Town – traveling here will provide you with what is called a true African massage, as you travel along bumpy dirt roads.

St Jude Primary School has 250 pupils, 118 boys and 132 girls and 20 staff. All of who, currently do not have access to a sustainable fresh water supply. This puts huge strains on the school, as it requires water for cooking, hygiene, sanitation and of course drinking. Currently, they have to use the local bore-hole, which is congested and causes delays when students have to regularly fetch water, massively disrupting their lessons.

This is where you come in…

2019 Goals for St Jude Primary School

  1. The school to save $23 a term saved from water bills and 2 hours a day saved from fetching water to be utilised for improved teaching.
  2. To create a freshwater source to be utilised by 250 pupils and 20 staff in the school

How you’ll help us achieve the goals

With your fundraising efforts, this water issue can be something of the past as the school is looking to build a freshwater well that will be used to fill water tanks, allowing for quick and easy access to fresh water within the school grounds.

By choosing this project to fundraise for, you can make sure that St Jude Primary school can focus its time truly on education and not worry about running out of water.

Your Legacy Day During the Uganda Marathon Week

Distance to project: 45 minutes

This will be a fun physical day building the base for the water tank. To heavily increase efficiency, the fresh water well will need a water tank to pump water into. You’ll be working with local experts and the beneficiaries at the school to build the site where the water tank will sit. Once this has been completed, if you have time, there will be a sports day with the children of the school.

You will get the chance to kickstart the project that you are funding and get to know the beneficiaries who will tell you about their lives and how your fundraising is going to make a real impact.

Legacy day activities are subject to change at any time, this is not a final plan.

Put on your running shoes, get training and let your fundraising improve education in rural Uganda

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