The latest report on Isaac Newton High School’s Mbute Campus at Mpigi gives a largely upbeat account of the progress the school is making under its new management headed by its Director, Peter Kisirinya. UHST is working closely with IHEU, the school’s founders with the Uganda Humanist Association, to bring the school towards a sustainable future.
Since the start of the year the site has been transformed. IHEU has funded the construction of new toilets for boys, girls and staff. UHST supporters have funded a new kitchen with efficient wood-burning stoves. The main buildings have also been refurbished and repainted. These new developments have lifted spirits in the school and there is a growing pride in the site, which is being kept neat and tidy. The students are also proud of their new Isaac Newton School uniforms.
In order to help the school to cover its running costs UHST allocated 32 scholarships to the school in 2013. However, scholarship and local fee income together still fail to cover the costs of staff salaries and day-to-day consumables. On a full year basis the school has required an additional £4000 to it to cover its running costs. Infrastructure improvements have been funded independently of this.
The pictures show the newly painted buildings, students relaxing near the Jack Fruit tree, and laboratory stools under construction for science.
For more information download the full November 2013 Report on Isaac Newton High School’s Mbute Campus, Mpigi.