This is a small, (60 pupils) school that was started in 2005 in a rural village called Kiriba (pronounced Chiriba) on the edge of the Bwindi forest. This forest is renowned for gorilla trekking, but most of the villages in the area, including several Batwa communities, (an endangered pygmy tribe), are very poor with little or no access to more resources.
The school was established by AIDS widows trying to provide education and a future for their children.
Alongside Africa set out to help the school by finding sponsors for some of the poorest pupils – if their fees are paid the school can develop, it will have money for food for the children’s lunches and, with enough help, the teachers might even be paid a salary. Since October 2012 three children have now been sponsored via our Give A Child A Chance programme.
Help us help this small but vital school by sponsoring a Graeme Naish Memorial School child today; our target for the coming months is to increase sponsorship to 20 pupils. This will enable the school to become self-sustainable.