uganda classroomThe New Build project

This is a Food For Thought School Building Project in Uganda. Since 2005 groups of British and Ugandan volunteers have been working with schools and their local communities to improve the schools’ buildings and infrastructure.

In 2005 The New Build ran a very successful project in Uganda. A group of 40 British students and young professionals worked to raise funds to construct workshops and classrooms for a new Vocational Training Centre attached to Keyo primary school, Gulu, northern Uganda. They raised over £15,000 through fundraising and 14 young people travelled to Gulu in July 2005 in order to help with the building work.

The New Build Project Report 2005 gives more information.

In the following years, New Build worked in Mubende schools.

In 2006, at Maaya Primary School as described in New Build Plan 2006.

In 2007, Tom Errington left his civil engineering job in Reading for 5 months and worked with the New Build Team building Kakenzi Primary School. This beautiful school is the pride of the District and a thriving local community has developed round it. Tom's individualistic report is here!

2008 saw New Build working in Kanowa and Kasaana Primary Schools as described in New Build Report 2008.

In 2009 New Build targetted clean water and sanitation in rural primary schools in Uganda. New Build Report 2009.

Funding from Happold Trust over a few years, enabled a Skills Transfer Programme to be developed benefitting young building apprentices in Mubende and engineering students at Exeter University. Skills Transfer Scheme 2009-10

2011 targetted a very remote primary school in Mubende called Kanyagoga. This work will be finished in 2014. New Build 2011 describes the project.

After 8 years of school building work, New Build is ending. The team always believed they were building for 50 to 100 years and we trust the buildings will meet that expectation and benefit many pupils.

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