Minja is situated about 20 miles east of GULU, the last larger city before the Sudanese border. The town itself is small (about 500 inhabitants) and may be called a dispersed settlement. Many huts are just close to their fields. Peoples living is agriculture, some working in the town of Gulu, about half-a-day-journey by bike. Since 2016 electricity has been brought up, but few can afford a transformator (10 000 Euro).
Water is provided by several pump wells, water committees observe their maintenance. All roads are dirt roads, very difficult to drive on during rain season (twice a year). Medical care is low, there is an offical support station, having short opening hours and always crowded resulting in lond waiting hours.
Medical support provided by a private office is too expensive to be used.
A sick bay will be installed on the ground in 2016, sponsored by a German foundation.
Pastor Michael heads the school in Minja getting a monthly salary. The school ground had been a donation of his wife Harriets uncle Joel.
He is pasturing two churches in Gulu and Minja on top of his involvement in Grace Community Primary and Nursery School. The couple has four children, from 3 months to 16 years in 2016.
At the moment five Primary teachers and three Nursery teachers working there.
LAP is paying for all Nursery teachers and one Primary teacher.
We invite you to enroll to our school!
Please note that we have Computer lessons (ICT) from P.3 to P.5.
The classes available for next year are:
|Plate/Cup (pay cash)||2000/=||2000/=||2000/=||2000/=|
|Washing Soap||1 bar||1 bar||5 bars||5 bars|
|Toilet Papers (Big Size)||4 rolls||4 rolls||5 rolls||5 rolls|
|Nomi detergent – medium size (per Term)||(Boarding Only)||(Boarding Only)||1 tin||1 tin|
|Bathing soap (per Term)||(Boarding Only)||(Boarding Only)||3 tablets||3 tablets|
|Toothpaste – big size (Colgate) (per Term)||(Boarding Only)||(Boarding Only)||3 tubes||3 tubes|
|Shoe polish – medium size (per Term)||(Boarding Only)||(Boarding Only)||3 tins||3 tins|
|Vaseline – big size (Samona) (per Term)||(Boarding Only)||(Boarding Only)||2 tins||2 tins|
Please Contact us to enroll:
|by Phone||+256 772 340 464|
|by Mail||P.O. Box 468 Gulu|
Nurseries will have three levels. Children are supposed to learn writing and arithmetic as a prerequisite to enter Primary school.
Primary schools have seven levels, four subject will be teached plus mother tongue (Acholi). Secondary school has six levels. After four years, O-level will be checked and two years later they graduate A-level. 13 subject will be worked on, within is computer science, agriculture, chemistry, biology and English as the only foreign language.
The school year meets the calendar year, including 3 terms each 10-12 weeks. Long vacation is around Christmas during hot season. Nearly all scholl will have a boarding facility due to long way to school and missing transport facilities.
All scholls are run as a buisness with school fees. Per trimester the fees range between 50 000 UGX (approx 15 Euros) in State schools (up to 150 pupils in one classroom) and reaches up to 3 Mio UGX (about 890 US$) for private schools. Not included are school uniforms, books, schoes (barefooted is not allowed, black schoes a MUST!)
Average income in Uganda is 510 US$ a year(!), but in this region it is below 400 US$.Average income in Uganda is 510 US$ a year(!), but in this region it is below 400 US$.Click to Tweet
Please donate to:
|IBAN||DE69 7001 0080 0485 5468 06|
The school fees include class, exercise books, pencils and two warm meals a day.
Pupils in boarding will cost 20 Euros. On top services will be an additional meal and the hostel.
Supporting a teacher will be 120 Euro as his salary.
Possibilty to use an instant transfer (Only within SEPA-area):