Between November 15, 2012 and January 24, 2013, while awaiting the transfer of funds, the Uganda Orthodox Church acquired a construction permit from the Ugandan government. The constructor/engineer engaged in the construction of Archangel Michael School in Gulu was appointed for the construction of the school in Lwemiyaga because of the high quality of construction work as well as timely delivery of project outputs. The UOC subsequently put in place an agreement with the contractor/engineer to engage in the construction of the new school. Continue reading
During the period between November 15, 2012 and January 24, 2013 awaiting funds, the Uganda Orthodox Church did the ground work for the continuation of activities. The UOC extended its agreement with contractor/engineer who had been engaged in phase III activities. Performa were collected for the procurement of fire extinguishers, and firms that would put in place lightening arresters and the single sitter desks were also identified. Continue reading
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between IOCC and the St. Nektarios Fund on November 15, 2012, which was followed by the signing of an MoU between IOCC and the Ugandan Orthodox Church. Transferred project funds were received by the UOC 24th of January, 2013. By February 2013, all the bricks required for building the school were donated by the local donor and identified at the suppliers. Continue reading
Wonder what we’ve been up to lately? Starting a new construction project for a new secondary school in Lwemiyaga, Sembabule District, Uganda! The government of Uganda undertook in 1993 to reform its primary education system, and succeeded in tripling primary school attendance, by 1999, over 1986 levels (from 2 million to 6 million). This has created the need for additional secondary school capacity that has not been fully addressed. This new project will establish a new secondary school for 240 day-students (no boarding) in a one-phase, one-year project. The Saint Nektarios Education Fund has awarded a $120,000 grant to its network partner IOCC for this project.
Final expenses for the Archangel Michael School, Gulu, Uganda, in Phase IV. This final phase of our project in Gulu, Uganda will allow the school to officially register with the Ministry of Sports and Education. In this phase we will procure single-sitter desks and fire extinguishers; install lightning arrestors; fencing for the school compound; construct a sports field; and due some maintenance of the previously completed facilities. The Saint Nektarios Education Fund has awarded a grant of $43,000 to complete this work to its network partner IOCC.