Kakunyu School Newsletter July 2015

Written on July 27, 2015 at 5:34 pm, by Admin

In this latest newsletter we would like to introduce you to Richard, our security guard and poshu mingler . Take a look at our new exotic crop that we hope will provide a new and valuable income stream, and see a photo of Rachel as she finishes the Edinburgh half-marathon to raise funds for us. [Download not found]

The first tomato harvest

Written on September 30, 2014 at 5:39 pm, by Admin

The first tomato harvest at Kakunyu School in September 2014

The first tomato harvest

Sorting the first tomato harvest at Kakunyu School Uganda

Sorting the tomatoes

We heard from Bukenya Amir  that the school has been growing tomatoes as a small trial project. At the beginning of September, the school started harvesting the tomatoes, as the pictures show. Some were sold in Masaka town, and some were used for the children to eat. It was a very small project, but it seems to have been very successful, and enabled the school to buy  food and firewood.

Kakunyu School May 2014 newsletter

Written on May 19, 2014 at 2:52 pm, by Admin

The latest Kakunyu School newsletter is now here! Just click the link under Latest Newsletter on the left hand side of this page. We hope you enjoy it!

Friends of Kakunyu School – official charity!

Written on November 25, 2013 at 3:59 pm, by Admin

The Friends of Kakunyu School – aka FroKS – is now a registered UK charity, charity number 1154421. The website at www.friendsofkakunyuschool.org will be up and running shortly, so that the school website can revert to being just for the school. This is great news,  and means we can soon start collecting Gift Aid on all donations made to support the school.

New latrine getting deeper

Written on May 31, 2013 at 9:37 pm, by Admin

These photos show just what an immense job it is to instal a new latrine block at Kakunyu. The long drop has to be around 60m deep, and the hole is dug entirely by hand…

Blooming hackers

Written on May 29, 2013 at 2:26 pm, by Admin

To everyone who tried to look at the Kakunyu website over the last couple of weeks – sorry, I’m afraid we were hacked! For the second time, believe it or not. I shall take it as a compliment that they think we’re huge enough and important enough to bother with. Certain odd bits were lost in getting un-hacked, but I hope that most of what we’re trying to do still shines through.

New latrine block well on its way

Written on April 30, 2013 at 3:32 pm, by Admin

A brand new latrine block is being constructed in the boarders’ compound.

Until now, there’s only been one ‘long drop’, so having a new latrine block will make life much easier, more pleasant and hygienic for everyone.

What a job though. The pictures show the men working at the bottom of the excavation – they’re down about 8m at the moment, and hope to go down a lot further, to around 20m…an incredibly dangeraous job, but it does mean that the latrines will last a long time.

Please click on the pictures to see them in greater detail.

Headteacher appointed at Kakunyu School

Written on February 13, 2012 at 6:07 pm, by Admin

We heard the good news today that a Headteacher has now been appointed at Kakunyu School.

Nalugemwa Ritah Madreeen graduated in February 2009 with a Bachelors’ degree in Guidance and Counseling from Kyambogo University.  Ritah worked with Worldvision Uganda a Non-Government Organisation (NGO) as a volunteer, and Research Assistant for one and half years.

From World Vision she joined Blessed Foster Family foundation, also an NGO, as a community counselor, counseling community members on HIV/AIDS, conducting educational talks in community schools and carrying on other activities.

In 2011 she joined Mother Angela Kindergarten where she acted as a school bursar and secretary.  Having studied rehabilitative counseling at University, she was especially interested in Children With Disabilities (CWDs) while doing her industrial training with USDC, and wanted to work with people with Special needs, so she decided to join us at Kakunyu School and she is now with us.