Achievements

Graduates

Every year around 20 young adults leave the project with a diploma in their pockets. For some this means the start of a carrier with a company, for others it means starting their own business and some are going to the University to become a doctor or an engineer. We are delighted and thankful that they are going to have a favorable future in Uganda.

Developments

2019

The dorminstries of the primary school have been renovated with new ceilings and roofs, to provide better insulation. The toilets and showers rooms have also been renovated. Plastered ceilings have been introduced at the secondary school, which provides more cooling. And an outside shaded area has been created.

2018

The obstetrics and maternity ward of the clinic has been renovated. In addition, an extra dormitory has been built for the girls of the primary school and extra dormitories for the boys of the secondary school. There were two shadow huts built by a volunteer building team from the Netherlands.

2017

The old part of the primary school has been renovated. The library has also been renovated and extended with a study room. The vocational school was extended with a classroom for practical Catering lessons.

2016

The secondary school has been extended with a classroom for the subject 'Electrical & Solar'. This means there now is an extra course of choice in the vocational school curriculum. On the other side of the campus, the new Samaritan Day Care and Kindergarten was built.

2015

There has been a lot of construction at the new primary school this year, with great results. The building will be taken into use in the new school year.

2014

The construction of the last girls' dormitories for 120 girls was completed. The vocational school received 500 kilos of tools from the Netherlands. The construction of the new primary school is in preparation.

2013

The new dining room and kitchen have been constructed. Furthermore, the infrastructure on the project has been expanded and there are new roads and parking lots. Also, a two-hundred-metre long wall has been built for security of the campus. The construction of the final phase of the girls' dormitories for 120 girls has started. The director financial control & reporting, Yme Holwerda and his wife Fokla end their task and move back to the Netherlands. In addition, a large investment has been made in educational resources such as textbooks, 30 computers for the computer room, and new investments in the chemistry laboratory and in the library.

2012

The dormitories for the secondary school girls has been expanded with another 120 beds, and we have begun preparing for further expansion of the accommodation for the future. We also started with the construction of a new kitchen and dining room.

2011

The renovation and expansion of the clinic have been completed. A new sleeping accommodation including toilets and a water tower for 120 NSVS girls has been built. Also, three additional classrooms for the vocational school have been constructed. The project managers Ferdinand and Joyce Weijs decide to end their task. Thereafter, current pastor Eric Sempa was appointed operational director and Yme Holwerda was appointed director financial control & reporting. Yme and Fokla moved to Uganda with their family.

2010

Four extra rooms for the vocational school have been built. A start has been made with the renovation of the clinic.

2009

The campus has been extended with three classrooms, teachers' rooms and toilet blocks, and the infrastructure has been renewed. The construction of another four classrooms for the NSVS has begun. The total number of children currently living at the campus is now 567. The project managers Gert and Esther decide to end their job. Their tasks are taken over by the new project managers: Ferdinand and Joyce Weijs.

2008

A new water tower for 20,000 litres is built so that the entire project is provided with clean drinking water. A beginning has been made with the renewal of the electrical installation using, amongst others, solar panels. The NSVS is expanded with three new classrooms, a reception and offices.

2007

New dormitories and toilets for 160 children are built. In total we now have room for 450 children.

2006

The oldest residential circles are being renovated. The ceilings in the ten houses are made higher and they are given new roofs, windows, doors and plumbing. The project leaders Cor and Grace Koelewijn decide to pass on their task to new project managers: Gert and Esther van den Boom.

2005

The vocational school is finished and expanded with a secondary school. From now on, the name of the school will be NSVS (Namugongo Secondary Vocational School).

2004

The construction of the vocational school continues and houses for the teachers are built.

2003

The sports field is being constructed. Also, a two-floor office building is finalised.

2002

In January, the vocational school starts with the first 30 students. Two new circles of small scale dormitories are built, which can house 150 pupils are ready.

2001

The adjacent land of 37 acres is purchased. The first classrooms for the vocational school will be built, so that the children can learn a profession after finishing primary school.

1999

A multifunctional space which is big enough for over 600 children is put into use. The roads, footpaths and the schoolyard are asphalted so that they do not turn into a mud pool when it rains.

1997-1998

In this year we expanded the kitchen, the primary school (from 3 to 7 classes) and the power supply, and the clinic was expanded with a new delivery room. Also, more houses are being built on the campus.

1996

The mission is extended with a first aid post / clinic for the children and residents in the area. The construction of residential circles is started. Here, small houses are placed where the children can stay under the guidance of a 'mother'.

1995-1998

In these years Kinderhulp Afrika is confronted with the consequences of the civil war in Rwanda. Until 1998 the foundation helps around a hundred children, who are being cared for in a children's home in Butare, Rwanda.

1994-1995

Work is being done on the further development of the mission. The grounds are connected to the electricity grid, sewage system and the water network.

1993

The primary school which now has tree classrooms is opened and named 'Samaritan Primary School'. There are now about 50 orphans at the mission.

1992

The first orphans are taken in! A well is being dug and clear drinking water is found at a depth of 40 meters. This water is enough to provide clean drinking water for the project and for the people in the area.

1991

Due to the lack of agricultural machinery, the land has to be prepared for construction by hand. This work is done in teams of 50 to 100 people, after which the first buildings can be built.

1990

Kinderhulp Afrika buys the first 25 acres of land in Namugongo, to build the mission there.

1989

Kinderhulp Afrika continues under the name 'Children's Welfare Mission' as a foundation in Uganda under the direction of Cor and Grace Koelewijn.

1988

With the help of American foundation Ambassadors of Hope, a start is made with setting up the mission in Uganda.

1987

Kinderhulp Afrika is founded by Mathijs Piet, following a visit by an African children's choir that stayed in the Netherlands, seeking protection against the civil war that was going on in Uganda at the time.

 

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