Link to Progress Launches a project “Improvement of quality learning environment at Barmwony Primary School, Oyam district.”

In April 2021, Link to Progress secured funding from Visions for Children, a German based organization that prioritizes children’s education in Uganda through infrastructural development thereby creating a conducive and friendly learning environment for pupils and teachers.

Improved water access, in 2019, 30 communities in Nwoya district enjoyed new water sources, this targeted communities who had no sources of water. (1)

Barmwony Primary School, is a needy government aided primary school in Oyam District, Northern Uganda, the school has a total enrolment of 1253 children, 728 boys and 525 girls and 13 teachers. The 1253 children are being accommodated in 7 classrooms, this means that, on average, 170 children were crowded in 1 classroom. They also have just 9 stances of filled up sanitary facilities for both boys and girls.

Support from Visions for Children

Help finally came for the school when Visions for Children signed an agreement with Link to Progress to confirm their support to the school by constructing a classroom block with 4 classrooms, 2 segregated sanitary facilities, rehabilitation of the school borehole and construction of 4 hand washing stations accompanied by menstrual hygiene management and trainings on operation and maintenance of the facilities for their sustainability.

It is upon the above background that Link to Progress officially launched the improvement of quality learning environment project through a ground breaking ceremony which was held at Barmwony primary school, Loro Sub County, Oyam District. The occasion was graced by the presence of the Resident District Commissioner, Chairperson Local Council 5, District Education Officer, District water Officer, District Engineer, the sub county leadership, the school management and the community. The district and sub county leaders pledged their total support to Link to Progress for a successful project implementation.

Ownership of the project

With the involvement of the district, Sub County, school management and the community in the whole project implementation, there will be ownership of the project which will enhance its sustainability. The six month project already started in early May 2021 with the excavation of both the classroom block foundation and the latrines, and by close of October 2021, the project activities should be completed.