Developments at Muumba School continue to be promising. We were delighted to meet Mr and Mrs Bbilika and pre-school teacher Mrs Phiri. They were eager to show us the new building funded by HHI, as well as the shelter (made from surplus materials) which is used for giving additional lessons to those children who need to catch up. The school is freshly painted, the external wall and fence complete and one toilet has been converted to allow disabled access. The bore hole provides fresh water and the new pathways enable disabled pupils and staff to move around more easily. Planting has begun in the garden too.
They were grateful to receive grey school jumpers, tennis balls and skipping ropes and, thanks to the toddler group at Hope and Market Square Church in Merthyr, we were able to give them £100 for outdoor play equipment. Also, they are looking forward to the delivery of sets of reading books from Strathaven Primary School.
In two years the school has grown from 50 pupils, to an expected 338 this coming September. Looking to the future, Mr Bbilika would like to extend the school to Grade 9 by adding 3 new classrooms. Anything seems to be possible at Muumba!
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