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.
The construction of the girls’ dormitory building, consisting of two side rooms and one main room within the dormitory building, began on November 23, 2012 by the UOC. As of the second half of April, the following stages of construction have been completed: foundation and slab laying, columns and beaming, walling, roofing, window and door frames, metal doors, and terrazzo flooring. The construction of the girls’ dormitory building is nearly completed. Although the construction of boys’ dormitory was anticipated to start soon after the girls’ dormitory, it has been decided that the construction of kitchen would follow next. The construction of the new kitchen began in February and will replace the one that had been demolished to accommodate the placement of the girls’ dormitory. The construction Continue reading