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Uganda Baati refurbishes teachers houses at Busoga College Mwiri


One of rehabilitated houses

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Baati, under the Safal Uganda Baati Foundation, has supported one of Uganda’s oldest schools Busoga College Mwiri rehabiliate staff quarters.

Uganda Baati have removed old asbestos sheets on two houses and replaced them with quality steel sheets. This follows the college’s appeal last year to refurbish the school’s infrastructure to create a safe and conducive learning environment for both the students and teachers.

Peter Sibukule, the Headteacher of Busoga College Mwiri extended his gratitude towards Uganda Baati for stepping in and renovating the two teachers’ houses. “When the teachers have safe and comfortable housing, they’re motivated to continue teaching and delivering excellent results. On behalf of the school administration, we are truly humbled and grateful for your contribution,” Sibukule said.

Amon Aruho, the head of Human Resources at Uganda Baati Head applauded the school’s Old Boy’s Association for the continued effort in pushing for the school’s revamping through pooled funds and external sourcing.

“We will continue to work with the Mwiri Old Boys Association to support and contribute to the removal of the old asbestos sheets on the different blocks to ensure a safe learning space,” he remarked.

According to the World Health Organization, more than 90,000 people around the globe die every year from asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma. In comparison, an estimated 125 million people worldwide remain at risk of occupational asbestos exposure.

“When inhaled for a long time, asbestos fibres can become a threat to one’s health making them prone to serious health problems, especially with the lungs, and yet the school requires a healthy workforce to continue pursuing academic excellence,” Aruho commented.

Busoga College Mwiri is found in Jinja district, Eastern Uganda and was founded in 1913 making it one of the oldest schools in Uganda.

The school boasts a rich list of prominent alumni including Milton Obote, Ruhakana Rugunda, and Kirunda Kivejinja amongst others, however, the school infrastructure is now in a poor state and needs a facelift hence the call for support spearheaded by the Mwiri Old Boys Association.

“Shelter is one of the Safal Uganda Baati Foundation’s pillars, and this support is timely given the current state of the school. We promise to continue supporting the school where we can regain its glory again,” Aruho said.

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