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Tangu Utoto donates 4-unit semi-permanent block to deprived school in Kasese

BY ALEX BALUKU

Tangu Utoto, a Non-Governmental Organization operating in Kasese district has commissioned and handed over constructed classrooms along other learning facilities including furniture and 2 Laptop Computers to Buzibwera Nursery and Primary School in Maliba Town Council of Busongora County North.

The NGO’s gesture was part of its campaign to assist the community by providing tools that offer quality Education to Children of 0-8years of age.

Pupil sleeping on a resting mat at Buzibwera Nursery and Primary School in Maliba Town Council.

The classrooms comprise of two Computer Laptops for teachers, separate toilets for male and female pupils, tables and chairs for the pupils among other tutorial facilities.

Team leader, of the NGO, Bracidia Kabugho, said that the donation was in partnership with Mielke Family Foundation doTTERRA Healing hands.

Kabugho says when they visited the Buzibwera Nursery and Primary School some few years ago, a section of pupils were under a dilapidated structure studying something that forced them to start lobbying from their friends to have the young aged helped.

Bracidia Kabugho, Team Leader at Tangu Utoto Foundation.

The School Head Teacher, Rev. Samuel Muranga, in his report narrated how dire the situation was before Tanga Utoto came to the aid of the school saying it was a threat to the Children’s lives.

“The condition made it difficult for teaching and learning as we usually disperse them whenever its cloudy on the sun becomes too hot.”

Reverend Muranga also thanked Tanga Utoto for equipping the school library with reading books for the beginners and other learning materials which he said would benefit the learners.

The Church Minister also acknowledged that, the NGO during Lockdown that was caused by the outbreak of Covid-19 Pandemic, they supported the school with home learning materials to teach the children in their homes.

He also thanked Kasese District Local Government (Education Department) for taking up the learning institution.   

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony On Monday at the School Premises, both the District Chairperson, Mr. Elipahzi Muhindi Bukombi, the senior education officer for Kasese district, Cruthum Mosh and the South Rwenzori Diocesan Assistant Education Secretary, Rev. Alice Nabirye, lauded Tanga Utoto saying that the step would endear an unprecedented development in the education sector in the area. They all called for unity, team work amongst the teaching staff and urged the pupils to appreciate and utilize the facilities and the youth to abstain from social vices if they are to achieve their desired goals.

Muhindi, in strong terms warned parents against a habit of marrying off their Children at a tender age and challenged them to instead nature the young ones well in order for them to have a better future. He encouraged the parents to look after their children in the best way possible if they want the youngsters to be important people in future.

Eliphazi Muhindi Bukombi, Kasese District Chairperson.

The district who sited Maliba as one of the leading sub counties in cases of early marriages and early pregnancies around the district, wandered how some parents have neglected their family responsibilities.

“Parents should know that they are responsible for the upbringing of their children. It is really shocking that parents still wait for leaders to tell them to look after their children and yet it is their responsibility,” he said.

He said education is one of the most valuable tools a parent can give to his child, but he said some parents have denied their children a right to education by not taking them to school.

“Lay a good foundation for your children by ensuring that they get good education despite the economic challenges. I know we are all going through a lot because of the current economic situation but as parents we need to try our best and ensure our children get the best,” he adds.

In a separate interview, the NGO’s team leader, told Journalists about the organization’s plans to extend the programs to other sub-counties around Kasese district and across the country.

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