- The money was handed over to school authorities towards renovation of the class room block of Pakwach Girl’s primary school that was destroyed last year in September by heavy storm
- Pakwach Girl’s primary school is one of the traditional government aided school that started in 1952
- Some of the members of the Forum for Development for Greater Nebbi also contributed money for the renovation of the classroom block
By Okaba Patrick
Pakwach- Lions Club has rescued Pakwach Girl’s primary school with Shs 55 million to renovate the classroom block that was destroyed by storm last year.
While receiving the money, the head teacher of Pakwach Girl’s primary school Rev. Sr. Nataline Kareo, says, since the classroom block was destroyed, pupils were studying under the trees and church hall as an alternative.
Kareo adds that since the incident happened last year, the enrollment dropped in P3, P4 and P5 classes from 100 children to 50 per class.
The district governor Lion club 411B Uganda, Robert Munanura, said the renovation team should complete the work within the period of 30 days to ensure children return in their respective classes before the start of the rainy season.
Officials from Lions Club International handing over the dummy cheque. Photo by Okaba Patrick
Munanura calls for close monitoring on the money meant for renovating the school since the children were being attended under the tress and parish halls.
“The money given should not bring divisions among the school managing committees but must be put into correct use to benefit the affected children of Pakwach Girl’s primary school.”
The Resident District Commissioner, Swaib Toko, said: “If Lions club was not there, the children were going to continue suffering because the district have nothing like emergency funds to address disasters.”
He said that district must have its emergency funds ready such that the disaster can be addressed without calling for helps from the prime minister’s office.
The school management committee chairman of Pakwach Girl’s primary school, Stephen Anecho, says the incident made most of the parents to transfer their children out of the school since the school lacked enough classroom block to accommodate the children.
“We have lost our children to other neighboring schools since the school cannot accommodate large numbers of children after the destruction made by heavy storm. This donation will make us to revive the school,” Anecho said.