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  • Writer's pictureRoss Young

Science equipment for the science lab!

A couple of months ago, I wrote a post telling you we had completed the science lab at Kihembe Community Vocational Secondary School. This was an outstanding achievement, and we were proud to complete this project during the lockdown. However, due to government restrictions, we were unable to source any science equipment for the lab. We weren’t sure when we would buy the necessary things from Kampala and transport them to Kihembe.

I’m delighted to tell you that we managed to buy science equipment from Kampala, and the school teachers have now received it. It’s excellent timing, as schools in Uganda re-opened last week, having been closed since March. The science teachers designed the interior of the lab and requested the necessary equipment to enable them to teach their subjects successfully.

It’s incredible to think that these teachers had been teaching practical science lessons without any practical science equipment! Many students managed to pass their practical science examinations to show how diligent they are and how talented their teachers are with limited resources at their disposal.

We sincerely hope that the arrival of the science lab equipment will be a turning point for the school. Understandably, many students have elected to study elsewhere, given the lack of equipment and resources that the school has had. We are now confident that many young people in Kihembe will elect to study at the school in terms to come, now that it is adequately equipped.

The final stage of the initial development plan for the school is also about to be completed. The new classroom block that we built during lockdown is being converted into a library and computer lab. We are currently fundraising to send 1,000 books and eight laptops to the school, and we’re close to our target. If you can contribute to this project, we’d be so grateful, and you can do so by following this link.

Thanks so much to everyone who helped us fund the science lab, it was a long time in the planning, but collectively, we’re so thrilled to see it completed!


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