The classroom building project at Aminit High School is moving forward steadily despite the problems of Covid both in the UK and Uganda.
The project to provide a secondary school for children in a very poor area of Teso is supported by St Peter’s Church, Ruddington and represents the second secondary school that they have been involved in building in Uganda over the last 15 years. Starting just two years ago St Peter’s has worked with the local community at Aminit to complete a three classroom block and have laid a base for a new four classroom block which in total will provide a classroom for each year group.
Andrew Third, the link person between TDT and St Peter’s says, ‘There are so many needs in Uganda that it is easy to lose focus, but one of St Peter’s great strengths is that we give our support consistently to a project to see it through. Honor and Clement Dixon led the effort to build the Ngora Parents’ School for many years seeing it grow from around 100 students to well over 1000 with all the associated facilities. St Peter’s is now on a similar journey with Aminit High School. The school is needed because the nearest secondary school is over 8 miles away across the bush lands, which is dangerous and impractical for children to walk each day, the result being that nobody in the area gets more than primary education. When we first visited Aminit it was less than a 100 students in borrowed broken down classrooms and under trees outside and was really just a dream in peoples heads. Now they can see their dreams become reality and they have their own classrooms and student numbers are around 300. St Peter’s will continue to work with them for as long as it takes. Thus far we have donated nearly £8,000 to Aminit and welcome supporting donations at https://www.justgiving.com/tesodevelopment , nominating the Aminit High School project in the comments.”
A letter of appreciation from the Governors of the school to St Peter’s is below with videos, one from the Head Teacher Titus and the other from the Chair of Governors Raymond.