GOLDEN HILL ACADEMY
In 2016 Mother's Heart Uganda set out to develop Golden Hill Nursery and Primary School to serve the children and families of Mutoto. Currently, 172 children are enrolled to attend from ages 3 - 14 which is approximately 20% of the total number of children in the community.
Golden Hill Academy offers a balanced curriculum, consisting of core subjects including English, maths and science as well as education in correct hygiene, nutrition routines and vocational skills. All children are encouraged to be creative and support one another at school as well as in the wider community. We currently employ 7 qualified teachers, however, as the number of children increases over time the number of teachers will also need to increase.
The first school buildings are made of iron sheets and papyrus structures. We still are using them for nursery. Last year, thanks to fundraising from our volunteers, we constructed a new permanent site constructed of brick and mortar. There are now 2 buildings with 4 classrooms for Primary 1 up to Primary 4. We will continue fundraising to develop buildings up to primary 7. The school does not have access to running water, but thanks to donations we have a big water tank. We will continue to try to access the school with running water.
School day routine
08:00 School day starts
08:10 Whole school assembly
08:30 Physical education session
09:00 Lessons begin
10:30 Break with porridge for all children
11:00 Lessons recommence
13:00 Lunch break/end of the day for nursery children
14:00 Afternoon lessons commence
15:30 School day finishes