education Project

Ogenda Girls High School

Project completed

This project was completed successfully

The school is run by the local branch of the Anglican church, the Church of Uganda and is located in Nebbi District in north-west Uganda, on the banks of the River Nile. In common with other areas of northern Uganda the area remains relatively underdeveloped due to the legacy of the civil war. The school has been running since 1999 as a model school to enhance the promotion of girls education given the high dropout rate among girls mainly due to socio cultural problems in the District. It is the only girls secondary school in the whole of Nebbi District. The school became government aided in 2000, meaning that government assists with paying teachers’ salaries, and it currently has 197 students.

With support from a donor Fields of Life funded a dormitory and staff accommodation onsite. The dormitory is gratingly helping enrollment and girls’ access to education by ensuring that even girls from far away have the opportunity to attend school, while the staff accommodation is helping to retain staff even though the school is in a remote location where it is often hard to keep good teachers.