GOLDEN HILL ACADEMY A NEW BUILDING AT THE START OF 2020
The new building was built at the beginning of this year with support from 264.education
aiming at providing every child with a fair chance in life-no matter where it is born.
They did this by building this classroom block.
At Mothers Heart Uganda every life counts and we mainly focus on quality education for all
in our local communities.
The construction that started on the 3rd of February 2020 and was fully finished
before the lockdown in Uganda due to Covid-19.
The Golden Hill Junior School has now seven classrooms!
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, 182 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 12 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