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Displaced school gets classrooms

By Vision Reporter

Added 16th August 2007 03:00 AM

LELA-OBARO Primary School is one of the schools displaced by the LRA insurgency in the north. It moved from its original site to Palenga Primary School in Bobi sub-county, Omoro county in Gulu district.

LELA-OBARO Primary School is one of the schools displaced by the LRA insurgency in the north. It moved from its original site to Palenga Primary School in Bobi sub-county, Omoro county in Gulu district.

By Cornes Lubangakene

LELA-OBARO Primary School is one of the schools displaced by the LRA insurgency in the north. It moved from its original site to Palenga Primary School in Bobi sub-county, Omoro county in Gulu district.

The school, with part of its pupils studying in papyrus-roofed classrooms and teachers using a big mango tree as their staff room, was recently blessed with a two-classroom block.

The SSUBI Foundation, an organisation based in Canada handed over the classroom constructed at a cost of sh20m to Lela-Obaro and Palenga Primary Schools last week.

“We are handing over the classrooms to the two schools because Lela-Obaro will use them and leave them to Palenga when they move back to their original site as the insurgency reduces,” Philip Ndugga, one of SSUBI directors, said.
Ndugga said the foundation hoped to help the children affected by the LRA war attain education.

“SSUBI is an organisation of only three people, but we intend to remain small and do the little we can, but effectively. We shall continue to assist Lela-Obaro Primary School with scholastic materials, games and sports equipment even when they return to their original site.”

The Gulu district inspector of schools, Robinson Oboth, commended the foundation for their donation and challenged the parents to educate their children to eradicate poverty.

“The greatest setback in the education of our children, especially the girls, are the parents and the community who marry off the girls when they are young.”


Displaced school gets classrooms

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