Kokundeka school buildings commissioned
Publish Date: Oct 26, 2010
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By A. Ssengendo

TWO buildings at Kokundeka Memorial Primary School in Mbarara district were commissioned on Monday.

The school was started in 1966 by the late Esteri Kokundeka, the mother of President Yoweri Museveni, Gen. Caleb Akandwanaho (Salim Saleh) and Dr. Violet Kajubiri.

“Kaka Kokundeka loved education because she knew education would give children insight into development, cleanliness and give them a better future,” said Kajubiri as she commissioned the buildings accompanied by her husband, Hilmar Froelich.

The late Kokundeka started a church under a tree and later turned it into a school where children were taught how to read and write so as to improve their Bible study.

The school has 470 pupils, according to the headmaster, Ishmael Tumuramye. Receiving the new blocks, Tumuramye appealed to parents to look after the buildings.

The assembly hall and kitchen, worth over sh70m, were built with support from well-wishers, including Ribbesbuettel and Bueppel primary schools in Germany.

The schools also gave Kokundeka Primary School a water harvesting system and fixed shelves in the library. Kajubiri’s group also commissioned a tree planting campaign at the school.

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