Hope Primary School Busoro began in 1996, with one teacher meeting under a mango tree! It is now KFNL’s largest school with enrollment of almost 550 students in kindergarten through Grade 7 and 21 teachers and staff. Hope Primary is located in the rolling hills just east of Ft. Portal in Busoro. As we began this partnership, the needs were great. All latrines are “almost full,” there are no handwash stations, and no sanitary pads are provided as the girls mature. These things have all been dramatically improved and so has general health. Dignity for the girl-child is Way Up.
Hope Primary has a strong academic record. Here’s a report from 2018 results : “Hope school was the 3rd out of the 214 schools in the district. At the national level out of the over 7000 primary schools in the entire country of Uganda, Hope School was the 894th.”~ Pastor Sam Kasule, overseer of HPS. They sat 20 girls. 17 passed in Division 1 (highest) and 3 in Division 2. They sat 20 boys, with 13 passing in Division 1 and 7 in Division 2. “Girls performance has improved, this is crystal clear!” ~ Isaac, Primary 5-6 Teacher. With such great potential and strength, KFNL is excited to come alongside this school to improve health, hygiene and sanitation on campus and to bring particular encouragement to girls there to stay in school and dream big!
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