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The Project for the Improvement of Primary School Facilities in Oyam District


1. Project Detail



Arova Womens Organization

Amount of funding

US$ 132,964


Ms. Amongi Betty, Chairperson

Name of the project

The Project for the Improvement of Primary School Facilities in Oyam District

Location of the project

Oyam District

Items that were funded through this project

Construction of a classroom block, a girls’ dormitory, a girls’ toilet block and procurement of 100 double decker beds, and 100 sets of desks and chairs

Date of Grant Signing

12th March  2014



Oyam District in the northern Uganda had been affected by 20 years of armed conflicts and most of the infrastructure such as schools, health centres, and roads remain dysfunctional. Zambia Primary School was founded in 1932 and has currently 1,432 students. In spite of increasing numbers of students, the school has only 14 classrooms and limited toilets for girl students. Moreover, the school has no dormitory and 688 girls have to walk long distances while exposed to many risks on their way. This has led to a high dropout rate within the girls. The project will construct a classroom block, a girls’ dormitory block and a girls’ toilet block which will improve the learning and safe living environment for the students.  




2. Grant Contract Ceremony


Yutaka Nakamura, the counsellor of Japan to Uganda, and Ms. Amongi Betty, Chairperson, have signed the grant contract on 12th March 2014 at the Embassy of Japan.


Press Release


Handing over of the Grant Contract   Memorial Photo