While commissioning the school on Thursday, Emmanuel Mwumvaneza, the district inspector of schools, urged the school management to co-operate with the district education authorities.
PIC: Officails opening the school for vulnerable children in Rubuguri, Kisoro district (Job Namanya)
KISORO - A total of 36 vulnerable children in Rubuguri town council, Kisoro district now have a reason to smile following the commissioning of a school that will offer them free primary education.
The Hope Missionary Primary School, which was constructed by Hope for Uganda Ministries, a church-based non-governmental organisation is attached to Lift up Jesus Church, Rubuguri in Kisoro.
While commissioning the school on Thursday, Emmanuel Mwumvaneza, the district inspector of schools, urged the school management to co-operate with the district education authorities to ensure the teaching is in accordance with the national curriculum.
Mwunvaneza asked the developers to consider the establishment of a technical school in the area to help in the fight against unemployment.
"We see many schools starting up, but we prefer that those starting them work according to expectations of the Ministry of Education and Sports. We shall be doing regular visits here to see if that is being followed," he said.
Manasseh Rukundo, the Kisoro deputy chief administrative officer, hailed the founders for considering the area in availing this education.
" The Government cannot reach everywhere in availing services to its people but when such initiatives come on board, we welcome them because they are another source of hope for our people," said Rukundo.
Abel Bizimana, the district chairperson hailed the Church for ensuring the improvement of living standards of Christians.
"The Church has been one our best partners in development. Whenever a church starts up a project, we feel that our people are relieved of some of their daily challenges," he said.
Elias Niwagaba, the deputy resident district commissioner, asked the local authorities to welcome more development partners so as to realise better development standards.
"Kisoro is a beautiful place that is still open to investors. If you get any of them interested in coming on board, please encourage them to come and we shall avail them with the necessary support to fulfil their missions," he said.