New Life Nursery and Primary School was started in the year 2008 with 27 pupils. At that time, Christine Isingoma and one other teacher began the vision. The classes were held in New Life Presbyterian Church. Our partnership with the school began in October 2016 when there were 178 students from Kindergarten through 6th grade, many of whom are poor/orphaned, and under-resourced. For 2017, enrollment has jumped to 226 with many of the new students being girls who had dropped out due to lack of resources to handle their menstrual cycle.

It was only last year they had their first pupils sitting for Primary Leaving Examinations which is the main gauge for academic performance. Five pupils sat for examinations and all of them qualified to join secondary school; all of them are in secondary school now. They are on their way to academic success.
New Life Primary has gained a strong reputation in their community “for caring for the girl-child.” Yes, they do!

Scope of project:

Provide knickers for every student (many have none at all).
Ongoing
Provide Makapads each month for all girls that have reached puberty.
Ongoing
Provide basic health and sanitation information to students.
Ongoing
Build new latrines for girls and boys with proper hand-wash stations and soap.
Completed