Projects

Featured Projects

Library

Library

Work started on building the Library in 2002, when Trustee Fiona Beach-MacGeagh started the foundation for the building after her Gap Year. Following many years and the help of other volunteers, the Library was completed in 2007. With the help...
Liz's Place

Liz's Place

In June 2010 Lizzie Beach-MacGeagh, daughter and sister of two of our trustees, was killed by a hit and run driver in London.  Lizzie loved Uganda and spent two happy visits at the school and was in the process of planning another trip after University. Lizzie ...
School Lunch Feeding Programme

School Lunch Feeding Programme

The School Lunch Feeding Programme started in 2008, with the aim to give all day girls a bowl of porridge a couple of times a week. Within a year we were able to give the 500 day girls a bowl of maize porridge each day at school, which we have continued...
Boys' Dormitories

Boys' Dormitories

While St Michael's school is a girl's boarding and day school, there are still some special cases where boys may be sons of teachers at the school, or are not able to be taken in by the overcrowded orphanages. St Michael's has roughly 13 boys living ...
Computing

Computing

Setup For this purpose, we now have equipped a computer room with 24 computers, in order for as many students as possible to be using the computers at once. However, this is still not enough for a whole class, so the work to bring...
Craft Room

Craft Room

The craft room was built in 2011 with the aim of teaching the girls the basic skills needed to repair their uniform and design and make their own clothes. Only a small number of the girls that attend St Michael’s will be able to go on to secondary s...
Orphans

Orphans

We now have an increasing number of orphans at the school, currently 40 in total. Although the school is not an orphanage, there is a current problem in the fact that all nearby orphanages have reached or gone over their capacity, leaving these ...
School Garden

School Garden

The gardens at the school have been developed thanks to a grant from Seeds for Africa. The school has now been able to grow pineapples, mangoes, orange trees, avocado and lots more. This will take time to develop and the hope is for the girls...
The Okwasa Project

The Okwasa Project

Our charity was formed to specifically support St. Michael’s school. As it has developed and grown we have become more and more aware of the real poverty in the village. Many of our day girls come to school with no exercise books or pencils – s...

Future Projects

Razor Blades

Our worry has been that rubbish at the school does not get probably disposed of. There is nowhere for the school to dispose of their rubbish safely, and the nearly recycling station is just over two hours away in Jinja. Each boarder is required to bring in razor blades to cut their hair, for health and hygiene reasons, but then they are thrown away and can be found on the floor, where the children play bare footed.
We hope to provide the school with some sort of recycling point and dispose of waste safely.

Sick Bay Water

By providing running water to the sick bay, this should help the Nurse, Jude, care for unwell children in a much more effective manner.

Repair buildings

Currently the dormitories are suffering from erosion and also a large ant infestation, and repairs should eradicate these problems. Also, the washing blocks could do with some work.