Due to increasing rent and lack of space to accommodate a full primary education up to P7, we want to buy our own land and rebuild the Excel Education Centre! We are planning to build more classrooms, kit them out with new equipment and be accessible to as many children as possible. Over half of the population of Bwaise have no or little formal education, AFFCAD are working to change that. With more space, we will be able to increase the number of students from some of the poorest families in the community helping more children than ever attend school. This means 2 specially adapted nursery classrooms and we will be adding two extra year groups so all Excel students graduate with a formal certificate of education ready for entry to secondary school.
Education is one of the most important tools to alleviate poverty. 700,000 children have no access to school in Uganda and 81% of parents lack money to send their kids to school. We want to tackle this problem head on and provide accessible education to kids in poverty in Bwaise. The current Excel Education Centre has given hundreds of children a safe place in which they can learn and now it is time to expand this amazing school with a safer, larger space which can be adapted for AFFCAD’s needs.
We are currently in the process of buying the land and designing our new school. We plan to be up and running by 2018! Our aim to buy the land for £100,000 with £25,000 deposit to put down this year.