Christina Carpenter visited St. Kirigwajjo Secondary School in January 2008 and saw how miserable it was for the students in terms of infrastructure to study. When Christina went back to the USA she organised a swim-a-thon with her parishioners and friends to fund raise for St. Kirigwajjo Secondary School. The fundraiser was so successful because $25,000 was raised! This money was used to construct a new girls’ dormitory to improve on the sleeping conditions of the girl students at school. One of the objectives of this school is to create conditions that will enable the girl child survive dropping out of school.
Fr. Ken Criqui also visited this school and found that we had not been able to complete the dormitory with the $25,000 and when he returned to the USA he contributed $7,000 for its completion.
By the time Christina came to visit, the school had a dormitory accommodating 70 girl students. The new girls’ dormitory was to accommodate 120 girls, two female staff members, and a sick bay. However, this new dormitory now accommodates 180 girls. At the beginning of 2012 we had no choice but to turn the sick bay into an ordinary room for girls accommodation. This is because every parent wants her/his child at St. Kirigwajjo Secondary School.
St. Kirigwajjo Secondary School has become the most outstanding school in providing integral education to its students with out standing commitment.
The enrolment of the school now is 798 students. There is no more space for accommodating more students but there is a lot of space to construct other buildings since the school has a lot of land. At the moment we urgently need three buildings i.e two dormitories (one for girls and the other for boys) which will cost about $35,000 each, and a single storied structure consisting of a multi-purpose hall five class rooms and a board room.
St. Kirigwajjo S.S. is a Diocesan private Secondary School with no intention of making money out of the students for profits but with the aim of providing the quality education needed in the current world circumstances. It is located in one of the remotest districts of Uganda called Kibaale in western Uganda.
Any assistance for further development of St Kirigwajjo S.S. by any kind people or donor agencies is highly appreciated.
We are very grateful to Christina Carpenter, Fr.Ken Criqui for their contribution and to Fr. George Ssebadduka of Be a Christ to the poor Foundation, who brought these wonderful people to us.