Victoria Lighthouse Education Centre
About this Project
In 2000 Busabaga elders in Uganada requested help to build a primary school as there wasn’t one in the area.
The village is in a very remote area, behind a large sugar plantation. The children who did go to school needed to walk 2-3 hours there and back, and it was especially dangerous for girls.
West Shore Rotary provided $1000 (plus $2500 District Community Grant, $1000 from Harbourside Rotary Club and $1500 from the Project Unity Commtitee) a total of $6000 for the New Hope School Society. This money went to putting concrete floors in the Victoria Primary School in Busabaga, Uganda developed by a group of volunteers from Victoria
West Shore Rotary and the other partners from donated a further $6000 to the New Hope School Society to purchase text books for the school.
In total, a 10 room, 2 office school school was built providing education to up to 600 children replacing the classroom under a tree.
Facilities include a large latrine and new kitchen in 2014 with a technology that diverted smoke out of the building in order to improve health. The building is fully cladded in cement on the inside and out to protect people from insects and snakes. The school was built using local labour and materials throughout the project.