By Racheal Nuwahereza
MTN Foundation hands over a newly constructed classroom block and staff quarters to Bigodi Secondary School and Rwengobe Primary School in Kamwenge District.
The UGX350million project was funded by MTN Foundation and implemented through Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS), a non-government organization and is dedicated to improving access to quality education in Uganda.
Under this project, MTN Foundation constructed and furnished a 3-classroom block for the students at Bigodi Secondary School while Rwengobe Primary School received newly constructed staff quarters with the capacity to accommodate 6 teaching staff and the Head Master of the institution.
Speaking at the official handover of the schools in Kamwenge, Wim Vanhelleputte, the MTN Uganda Chief Executive Officer, said; “We believe that this classroom block will alleviate challenges of congestion and limited learning space for the students while also creating an enabling environment for learning. Through this project, MTN also hopes to create positive impact with ripple effects culminating into the social and economic development of the country.”
By undertaking this initiative, MTN is fulfilling its commitment to the people of Uganda to continually support and contribute towards the socio-economic development of the country through Infrastructure development.