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Uganda: Mama Kevina Comprehensive Secondary School Project

World Children's Fund Mama Kevina Construction Update Report #2

March 03, 2014
Jonathan White

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New Construction Project funded by World Children’s Fund:

We were very excited to announce in mid-2013, that World Children’s Fund agreed to fund the construction of four new buildings, which will substantially increase the capacity of the school to attract more paying students to help subsidize the non-paying students and move closer to becoming a sustainable school. The funds will go towards the construction of new girls’ and boys’ dormitory buildings, a dining hall, and finishing the ground floor of a new office/classroom block.  Construction began in December 2013.  This brings the partnership between WCF, RMF and Mama Kevina to a new level, and promises to make the school a model program for the area.

Construction Project Works/ Scope:
  • Completion of the Classroom block using part of existing building
  • Construction of a new Dining Hall
  • Construction of a new Dormitory block for Girls
  • Construction of new Dormitory block for Boys

Update as of February 12, 2014

Real Medicine Foundation hired a Building/Structural Engineer, Odongo Richard Sikola, as an Independent Consultant to monitor the progress and quality of the work completed by MMK Engineering. Each release of funds to the Construction company is contingent upon the approval of RMF’s Engineering Consultant.

Status of the Contract Time:
  1. Date of Contract Signing 17th October 2013
  2. Date of site possession     27th December 2013
  3. Contract Duration             Four Months
  4. Commencement date       02nd January 2014
  5. Expected Completion        03rd May 2014
  6. Defect Liability period      Six weeks
  7. Date of Final Hand over    17th July 2014

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Background

Mama Kevina Comprehensive Secondary School was opened in 2006 with international financial support, and with the goal of providing both secondary education and vocational training. The student population is mostly from Northern Uganda where many children have been affected by ongoing wars, floods and HIV/AIDS. Many of the students’ parents were killed by rebels or AIDS which left many of the children as orphans; some boys had been forced to be child soldiers. Enrolled at the school are students ranging in age from 11 to 24, who attend secondary grades 1 to secondary 4.


Objectives

Support World Children’s Fund Mama Kevina School with the following:

• Food supply for the students and staffs
• Support of the school garden work: planting of the maize, and now they are weeding
• Anti-malarial medication and mosquito net supplies for the students and staff
• Support the school clinic with other medications
• Payment of staff salaries
• Support computer purchases to teach IT skills
• Purchase of text books and other school teaching supplies
• Purchase of office equipment supplies like photocopier, printer, and office furniture
• Facilitate participating in community outreach and inter-house competitions with music, dance, drama, regional games and sports held in partnership with the Tororo District
• Support of infrastructure/constructions projects on campus

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